Collingwood Road looking up, west side. Probably 29 Collingwood Road left foreground, with 31 Collingwood Road adjoining. One of five from ‘Owen’, one to Staff-Sgt. F E Cole in Saffron Walden (Dad) (M1460) and three to Mrs F E Cole, Lynn Road, Downham Market, Norfolk (M1461-1463, M2898)). This one is postmarked 4 Feb 1919 from Witham. The message reads ‘Thank you very much indeed for my gloves and the beautiful apple received this morning; the gloves are warm, and I so enjoyed the apple. I hope you received my card yesterday morning. We go on Thursday: we have been getting ready today, cleaning our equipment and such like things: the Sergeant told us today that we should continue signalling at Colchester and he would be with us, and probably the Brigade School would be started again in Cologne, so that’s rather cheered me up: we shall get six days leave before we go to Cologne: all this has come so suddenly, we knew things would move soon, but never expected anything like this, its like a bomb shell. This is a nice card of Witham, the most fashionable road in the place: the field on the right is our General Parade Ground. Love, Owen’.
|Publisher||Bernard C Afford, Printer, Witham. No.4535-265|
|Date taken||1902 to 1919|