Number SI 109 by Crome Series. Posted in Penzance on 18th July 1952. Stamp is King George VI who died on 6th February 1952 but Queen Elizabeth II was yet to be crowned. The cost of the stamp at 2d is the equivalent of 0.83p. The licence board gives Philip Rogers as the licensee. The sign high on the house to the far right is for “Bed And Breakfast.” The sign on the building in the bottom left hand corner states “Motorists are requested not to drive over the weighbridge except for weighing purposes. The “Strike” referred to in the postcard is unknown but possibly a transport strike that was averted.
Written by Rosemary George from 30 Penare Road, Penzance and addressed to the writer’s mother Mrs. A George of 7 Nelson Road, Hastings, Sussex. Dear Mum,
I shall be sending a parcel today and maybe one tomorrow – registered I expect. Jean and I are going to the Regatta Dance tonight and as a naval boat will be in harbour today we hope to find a couple of sailors. Ship Ahoy! Will write over weekend to let you know what time we expect to reach Hastings on Monday. Looks like the strike is off now. Love Rosemary xxx
Location: The Wharf, St Ives, Cornwall