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Saturday, 6 October 2012

Poole Harbour

This week's Sepia Saturday post has a nautical theme.
 
I did a bit of a double-take when I first saw this card, mis-reading the word Poole and thinking it was Goole, my home town. I bought it anyway because it's a lovely image and the card is postmarked with a nice clear date (September 14, 1904). I also liked the embossed coat of arms and motto which translates as "According to the custom of the Town of Poole".

More of this week's entries over at Sepia Saturday.

11 comments:

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

It is a very nice postcard and right on theme too. I enjoyed your share.

Kathy M.

Bob Scotney said...

I would have grabbed this card as well - one of the best I've seen.

Little Nell said...

It doesn't look like that now! The town motto is 'Poole. It's beautiful place'. Some advertising bod probably got paid a lot of money to dream that one up. When we lived in Salisbury, Poole was one of our seaside places.

Postcardy said...

The embossed coat of arms is something I haven't seen before on postcards. I think it adds a lot to the card.

Wendy said...

It must have been a grand time in town when all the ships were in.

Jana Last said...

How interesting that there is a coat of arms on the postcard. It's quite beautiful!

Kathy Hart said...

I, too, love the coat of arms!

Karen S. said...

Oh that coat of arms stamp stands right out! Very nice and so fitting for our theme.

Mike Brubaker said...

In the 1901 census, Hugh W. Jee, age 14, was the oldest of three children living at No.11 Bousefield with his mother Charlotte A. Jee, a widow "Living on own Means". Her sister, a governess, and a servant lived with them. Their little row house is still in London:
http://goo.gl/maps/DVG5c

A long way from Poole.

Tattered and Lost said...

I can't get past the phrase "For Inland Use Only." That really fascinates me.

Wibbo said...

Thanks Mike!