Holidays in Sturminster Newton | POSTCARDS FROM A DORSET COLLECTION

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This month Barry Cuff has chosen a couple of colour postcards of Sturminster Newton – and we can see the backs as well as the fronts! Both were sent by people visiting Stur while on holiday.

Have you got over the loss of your dutiful daughter yet? Ella & I went to Okeford Hill yesterday, there is a splendid view to be got from there. It was fine yesterday but it is raining today. Auntie & I are going to Sturminster Common if it clears up this afternoon. I saw your cousin Rebecca in Okeford yesterday. We had tea with her. She is (Tom’s?) daughter. Bye-bye. With love, Elsie.’

This one was sent by ‘A’ to a Miss Bailey in London, September 1907. It reads: ‘DW. Had a lovely drive in a trap to this place today, Sunday. Just four of us. We stayed at the Swan Hotel. Had a splendid tea. It is about 12 miles from Sherborne, country lanes all the way. I have just finished tea, and am just off for a walk. I wish you was here, I should enjoy it so much better. I will write tomorrow, yours, A. We are leaving at 8.30.’

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