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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Seaside Postcard 92: Auntie's Hat

Ramsgate comic postcardsAnother delightful card, this from 1911 at the height of Edwardian seaside fun - and the year after they completed Fleetwood pier, tragically destroyed by fire yesterday morning. A closed amusement structure, owners wanting to develop, objections coming in thick and fast. Hmmm, a little bit familiar. And the third pier fire in so many months - Weston, Yarmouth and now Fleetwood. Will we ever learn to value and protect our seaside heritage effectively?

Anyway, back to the card - sent by Lil, another vanished name, to Miss Boakes, whose address was Darenth Asylum near Dartford. Whether Miss Boakes derived comfort that her friend/relative was "having a lovely time" we shall never know. Hopefully she found the picture funny, if nothing else...

2 comments:

Matt B said...

Good ol' British (cockny) word humour.

ZumiWeb said...

Oo-er, and I didn't even spot it until you said that! I must be slipping...