Friday, 9 February 2018

Love's Greeting

As the old song says "All the nice girls love a sailor" or at least the anonymous sender of this pretty card did.  I wonder if he could guess who had sent it?
The lucky recipient was Mr H. Noble, an engineer on SS 'Manchester Importer' one of Manchester Liners ships which travelled back and forth from the Manchester Ship Canal to the eastern seaboard of the USA and Canada.  The card comes from Rhyl (dated 17th October 1906), a popular Welsh seaside resort at the time and the heart is winging its way to a ship moored on Salford Docks
It could be one of these.  The Manchester and Salford Docks closed in 1982.


The Postcards for the weekend theme is - Love/Lovely - Connections to the World

4 comments:

Maria said...

I rarely see an embossed design on postcards. Thanks for sharing this one. Happy Valentine's in advance :D

DawnTreader said...

Sweet :)

Eva A. said...

A bit of Valentines' mystery...

Heleen said...

I read an article about secret messages on postcards in earlier days. For instance the way the stamp was sticked (for example upside down or across) did tell something. And sometimes small messages were written under the stamp (but I guess this was not the case here, as the receiver kept the stamps in their place). Very interesting!
And I guess the receiver knew the sender, and I think the message on front of the card is clear enough :-)