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eastgate street postcard 1944

Eastgate Street, Chester

A typical Chester postcard of the period. This handcoloured photograph shows a sunny afternoon in Eastgate Street looking towards the Eastgate Clock.
When the photograph was taken is unsure but the ladies clothing, the tram and horse-drawn transport place it somewhere in the first couple of decades of the 20th century.
The postcard itself was sent by the author's grandmother, May Cross (she was having a day out here from Liverpool) to her husband Bill who was at the time serving with the RASC in the Western Desert. It is postmarked 1st August 1944.
(Yes, he did return, against the odds, safe and well after six years of active service and lived to a ripe old age.)

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