Pelican Cottage, 16 Collingwood Road (built 1904). Has fence replacing fence which was there in 1904 (see M2060). On left is small part of 18 Collingwood Road (built 1905). Postmark is 21 July 1907. Addressed to Miss Redman, c/o Mrs Tyler, Lingfield, Hainault, Chadwell Heath, Essex [1906 electoral register has Arthur Tyler at this address, in Chadwell Heath ward of Dagenham. Miss R will be Alice E Redman, the Miss Pattissons’ ladies’ maid in Witham in the 1901 census. See also M2060-M2061 and M2063-M2066. Message is written as from ‘Billy’, probably the Miss Pattissons’ cat (see M2061), implying that the recipient, Miss Redman, has recently left after a visit. It reads ‘My heart is broken, I have been hunting for you all the morning, I slept in aunties room last night & went out at 2.30. I was not really certain that I wanted to go out. I had a good supper last night but did not want breakfast this morning. Billy’.
|Source||Newbitt, Keith. 17 Medlar Close, Witham, CM8 2SU.|