Category Archives: Postcards

E is for Elstead Mill

This lovely building, once a mill still stands, and is now a rather lovely and authentic public house in the rural Surrey village of Elstead. I have an ancestor, Sarah Ellis (nee Hall), born in London who moved to Elstead … Continue reading

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D is for Dog

This is a favourite and a recently published card. It depicts a Border Terrier enjoying some Christmas spirit!

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C is for Christmas

Whilst it is a little early to be reading about Christmas there are some lovely examples in my own collection!

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B is for Bowing Institute

This was a postcard that I stumbled across that reflects the name of my rather distance ancestors, the Bowring’s who were involved in India for several hundred years. You can see who else is participating in the A – Z … Continue reading

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A is for Arran

One of my favourite subject matters on postcards is that of maps.This card is a particular favourite! The Isle of Arran is situated in the Firth of Clyde between the Mull of Kintyre and Ayrshire. Kintyre is the small patch … Continue reading

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10th (Prince of Wales’s Own Royal) Hussars

My 4 x Great Grandfather, George Ellis enlisted in the regiment in the regiment on 28th March 1797 when he was 21 years old. He served 20 years and 48 days before being discharged on 14th May 1817.

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Philatelic Counter at Guildford Post Office on 21st October 1981

Having explored the delights of the stamp shop collecting and feasting on the stamps of yesteryear I also gathered various First Day Covers (FDC) and commemoration postcards. This one is a favourite and forms part of my Guildford and District … Continue reading

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Guildford Railway Station

The postcard shown here dates from the early 1920’s and shows the forecourt to the railway station at Guildford. It is certainly the view my maternal Grandparents would have seen around this time. When I was growing up it looked … Continue reading

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