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Snow 1909!

This postcard was posted on November 23rd 1909. I shows Terrace Gardens in the snow (Please see recent shot of the same area). I assume the four men in the foreground are either grounds men or street sweepers, clearing the paths.

When I find these old postcards I love it if they have a message on the back, this one I needed help deciphering.

Dear Sis, Will you send me the wollen pair of coms, as so cold now & I have got a a bad cold. With love to all Anna.

‘Wollen comms’ or ‘combinations’ were Edwardian underwear, comprising of bloomers and a camisole top. Anna is asking her sister to send some warm underwear!

To see some pictures of the snow we had in Richmond a bit more recently look here

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