Saturday, July 12, 2008

Seaside Postcard 90 - 2d or not 2d

Ramsgate seaside postcard After a bit of a gap, here's another classic from days gone by...

This card dates from August 1921, although I'm not sure what cost 2d (tuppence or 2p for those who can no longer read old money). Presumably that was the cost of deckchair hire, but maybe it's the cost fo the card itself. Postage on this card was a penny-ha'penny (ok, 1.5p then).

And the weather of course was better back then: "I am quite red after one day.So I don't know what we will be after a week". Still we're not quite in August yet, so there's still hope.

1 comment:

Eastcliff Richard said...

You wouldn't get tuppence for most of Ramsgate front these days!