Trevone Bay to St. Brelade’s Bay

23Oct11

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2DC94 Trevone Bay, Padstow, Cornwall. Photo : John Hinde

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2DC112 The Beach, Perranporth, Cornwall. Photo : E. Ludwig

“To Uncle George and Aunty Eva. Having a very nice time down here we are all very sunburnt, very hot. Hotel great, plenty of food and good. Wish you were here. The sands are about two miles long and very clean, very quiet, no entertainment, lovely. Hope you are OK, look after yourselves. God bless Beryl, Reg and Mam.”

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2DC143 Porthcurno Beach, Cornwall. Photo : John Hinde

“Many thanks for you letter and instructions for 25th. Andrew has two teeth out that morning. Stephen’s finger is healing thankfully well and he is now bathing the bandage. He will lose the hand eventually. The weather is perfect and we are all sunburnt. The ? are here which is very nice. Today we go to the Minack. Hope AN’s visit went well. Love from Susan.”

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2DC164 Praa Sands, near Helston, Cornwall. Photo : D. Noble

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2DC247 Carlyon Bay, Cornwall. Photo : E. Nagele

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2DC281 The Beach, Polzeath, Cornwall. Photo : E. Ludwig

“Just a little note from me to swell the mail bag a little to let you know we are getting along quite nicely though the weather hasn’t been very kind some days. We spent today very locally as we had to go to collect John’s friend Alison from Bodmin station at 12 noon. We had a very rainy day today but as has happened quite often this week the evening has turned out to be the best part of the day. Do hope you’re keeping fairly well and your leg or groin hasn’t been troubling you too much.”

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2DC286 Gunwalloe Church Cove, near Mullion, Cornwall. Photo : E. Ludwig

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2DC398 The Beach and Harbour, Gorran Haven, Nr. Mevagissey, Cornwall. Photo : E . Nagele

“Card Addressed To You As Instructed ! Dear Grandpa. Hope you enjoyed your birthday. Arrived safely in Cornwall – journey took about 6 1/2 hours. It was very misty but cleared as we got nearer Gorran. We have been out walking with our rucsacs to get some practice in. Off to the pub tonight. Give my love to Grandma. See you soon Julie & Colin.”

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2DC639 The Town and Beach, Perranporth, Cornwall. Photo : E. Nagele

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2J45 St. Brelade’s Bay, Jersey, C.I. Photo : H.Gossler

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2 Responses to “Trevone Bay to St. Brelade’s Bay”

  1. Wonderful collection of beach postcards. I especially enjoy looking at all the vintage swimsuits, and the hat in the top postcard is a hoot! But the most astonishing thing to me was reading “He will lose the hand eventually.” followed immediately by “The weather is perfect and we are all sunburnt.” I doubt Stephen wasn’t that blasé about his condition. Amazing what people will write in a postcard.

    • 2 danielweiresq

      The beach postcards are I suppose some of Hinde’s most evocative so many colours to flood the pictures. And yes it’s often remarkable how people can move from the profound to the mundane in a single sentence.

      DW x


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