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Thursday, June 25, 2009

An unusual view of the approach to the hill

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This postcard with Crickley in the far distance and Barrow Wake/Birdlip in the middle distance must have been taken by the side of of the road that is now the A417 looking north west. One suspects that this may be a fairly old card as well looking at the nature of the road surface.

Update: I'd forgotten - sorry, Kate, - when I posted this, that this card was one which Kate Dumycz sent me: she reminds me that, when she sent it to me some months ago, she kindly transcribed the message: "Dearest Nellie, I am just cycling over a very high hill, 11:15am and it is hot, I am compelled to sit down, wouldn't it be glorious at Aberystwyth. I expect you wish you had your holiday now it is a glorious change from {illegible}: I think of going to Chepstow and Tintern Abbey tomorrow & Symonds Yat Thurs. love Harry". Kate says: "After climbing Crickley Hill more times than I can recall, I can appreciate Harry's sentiments in being compelled to have a sit down!"

1 comment:

Kate said...

If this is one of the postcards I emailed you, it's c1920.

The message on the back reads “Dearest Nellie, I am just cycling over a very high hill, 11:15am and it is hot, I am compelled to sit down, wouldn't it be glorious at Aberystwyth. I expect you wish you had your holiday now it is a glorious change from {illegible}: I think of going to Chepstow and Tintern Abbey tomorrow & Symonds Yat Thurs. love Harry”.

After climbing Crickley Hill more times than I can recall, I can appreciate Harry's sentiments in being compelled to have a sit down!