»  Letter: Wednesday, July 29, 1981

    E.A. Derbyshire to John Derbyshire

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Postcard front

Postcard back



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Mr John Derbyshire
200, Turners Hill

July 29th !!

Weather gorgeous.[1]  All very sunburnt. Cottage quaint, not a lot of mod. cons[2] but very secluded lovely spot, large garden. See you soon.





  1. The card is postmarked from the Isle of Wight, a popular place for vacations, off the south coast of England. Presumably Mum had gone there with some friends, perhaps Jean Isherwood. The drawing on the front of the card is based (loosely) on the Needles, a row of picturesque rocks at the western end of the island, with a lighthouse.
  2. "Mod. cons" is real-estate slang in England: "modern conveniences."