Monday, 27 July 2009


Above are two more postcards from the collection of Ann Hayes of Ruthin. The comments are by Ann:

The Shopkeeper - this is a very faded postcard and I have tried to enhance it in Photoshop. I haven't been able to identify where the shop is, but the franking is dated 2 January 1906 at Rhyl. The only clue I can see is the (dog?) bowl in front of the shop which has the name Hooson or Hodson on it. In the windows there are loaves of bread and tinned food as well as meat. The card is addressed to Aunty in Portdinorwic and says, Everything over and doing well a bonnie little girl. With best wishes for a bright new year, James.

High Street - you may have seen this one before but it’s a lovely glimpse of High Street at the turn of the last century. I think I bought it from someone in the USA.


WED 8th APR 2015 UPDATE: A later shot of High Street, looking towards the sea as in the one above. Probably World War 1 period:


[These names of businesses are added here for indexing purposes: Stacy shop, Lawrence chemist, Taylors library, Garson Allen.]