Rene's Postcard Album 2

Rene's Postcard Album 2

This album is mostly postcards sent to or from various family members or friends. There are very few family photographs in it. Most are blank on the reverse of the card, however some of the postcards do indicate the whereabouts of family members.

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Dear Charlie (front)
Dear Charlie (front)
Unto thy form most lovely, And thy sweet face divine, I supplicate most humbly, And ask - Wilt thou be mine.

This could be a message to Charles Brotherton from Rosina Ellis. They married in 1928, a leap year. 
 
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Dear Charlie (back)
Dear Charlie (back)
Dear Charlie, Just a P.C. hoping to hear from you soon being Leap Year. From One who knows Nothing.

This could be a message to Charles Brotherton from Rosina Ellis. They married in 1928, a leap year. 
 
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Redhouse, Great Barr (front)
Redhouse, Great Barr (front)
Red House Park is a public park in Great Barr, Sandwell, England. Presumably, someone went there. 
 
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Redhouse, Great Barr (back)
Redhouse, Great Barr (back)
Red House Park is a public park in Great Barr, Sandwell, England. Presumably, someone went there. 
 
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Jack Tar 1
Jack Tar 1
A Loving Greeting: There's never a time of absence That's so long, But can be shortened by Love's old sweet song. 
 
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Jack Tar 2
Jack Tar 2
My All in All: There's only one thing I shall miss, You'll miss it too - and that's a kiss. 
 
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Jack Tar 3
Jack Tar 3
For Ever and Ever: Though seas may divide us, Our thoughts will unite us. 
 
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Jack Tar 4
Jack Tar 4
True Blue: The stormy ocean roaring wide, Between my love and me. Can never, never yet divide My heart and soul from thee. 
 
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Jack Tar 5
Jack Tar 5
Love's Token: Never sigh, You and I Will meet again By and by. 
 
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Seale Church, near Farnham (front)
Seale Church, near Farnham (front)
Seale Church, near Farnham. St. Laurence, Elstead Road, Seale, GU10 1HX.
Postcard sent from Birmingham and then forwarded from Tidworth Barracks, Andover, 11.15AM, 14 Oct 1912 to No.11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tidworth_Camp

Pte J. Barker, G. Coy, Worcester Regiment, Lucknow, Tidworth
Dear Jim, Just a P.C. hoping you arrived safe and that you are quite well as it leaves me at present. Jim. Sorry I did not have more time to talk to you but you could see I was busy. Hoping to hear from you by return of post. Jim when you write do not mention this P.C. as they don't know I have wrote it. Yours Sincerely Elsie. Write soon Jim xxx. My address Miss E. Sydenham, 36 New Summer Street, Birmingham.

Elsie Sydenham was the daughter of William and Sarah Sydenham. The family were living at 36 New Summer Street for the 1911 census. It would appear that Elsie died a spinster in 1970. Perhaps Jim never came home? Or was he known by another name? At the time, 11 Gower Street was the home of George Edwin and Eliza Barker.

It would appear that 'Jim' was John Joseph Barker (1893-1965). At least, I thought he died in 1965. Now I am not so sure. I have found John Barker in the 1911 Census where he is a Private, Transport Driver, in the 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment stationed in Shaft Barracks, Western Heights, Dover, Kent. I need to find his service record to see whether he did make it home. 
 
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Seale Church, near Farnham (back)
Seale Church, near Farnham (back)
Seale Church, near Farnham. St. Laurence, Elstead Road, Seale, GU10 1HX.
Postcard sent from Birmingham and then forwarded from Tidworth Barracks, Andover, 11.15AM, 14 Oct 1912 to No.11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tidworth_Camp

Pte J. Barker, G. Coy, Worcester Regiment, Lucknow, Tidworth
Dear Jim, Just a P.C. hoping you arrived safe and that you are quite well as it leaves me at present. Jim. Sorry I did not have more time to talk to you but you could see I was busy. Hoping to hear from you by return of post. Jim when you write do not mention this P.C. as they don't know I have wrote it. Yours Sincerely Elsie. Write soon Jim xxx. My address Miss E. Sydenham, 36 New Summer Street, Birmingham.

Elsie Sydenham was the daughter of William and Sarah Sydenham. The family were living at 36 New Summer Street for the 1911 census. It would appear that Elsie died a spinster in 1970. Perhaps Jim never came home? Or was he known by another name? At the time, 11 Gower Street was the home of George Edwin and Eliza Barker.

It would appear that 'Jim' was John Joseph Barker (1893-1965). At least, I thought he died in 1965. Now I am not so sure. I have found John Barker in the 1911 Census where he is a Private, Transport Driver, in the 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment stationed in Shaft Barracks, Western Heights, Dover, Kent. I need to find his service record to see whether he did make it home. 
 
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Arley Ferry (front)
Arley Ferry (front)
Arley, Bewdey, 12 Aug 1911
Mrs. G. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells
Dear Mother and Dad, I am enjoying my ??? self a treat it is so lovely here. There are nine girls in one house it is Lovely. From Dol
Dol(ly), Leah, would have been 12. Mrs. G. Barker was Eliza (Farley), wife of George Edwin Barker. 
 
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Arley Ferry (back)
Arley Ferry (back)
Arley, Bewdey, 12 Aug 1911
Mrs. G. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells
Dear Mother and Dad, I am enjoying my ??? self a treat it is so lovely here. There are nine girls in one house it is Lovely. From Dol
Dol(ly), Leah, would have been 12. Mrs. G. Barker was Eliza (Farley), wife of George Edwin Barker. 
 
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Abington Park, (The Bandstand), Northampton (front)
Abington Park, (The Bandstand), Northampton (front)
Abington Park, The Band Stand, Northampton.
Northampton, 5.30, 5 Mar 1915
Miss D. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells
Dear Dollie, Just a pc to let you know I am still in the pink.I was glad to get your pc this morning. I have wrote to Mr. Mace today. What do you think of this pc. We have been all through this park today. We have called and seen Charl is dad at work and how is mum ??? and all the children are you all well. Doll it is a treat of a place here you ought to be here it is fine. Tell the girls I am in the pink. I am doing the Lady now. With love from Sis and Jack xxx
Dollie was Leah, Sis (or Cis) was her sister Esther, and Jack was Thomas John Ball. Thomas and Esther married 18 Feb 1915 so perhaps they were on honeymoon? 
 
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Abington Park, (The Bandstand), Northampton (back)
Abington Park, (The Bandstand), Northampton (back)
Abington Park, The Band Stand, Northampton.
Northampton, 5.30, 5 Mar 1915
Miss D. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells
Dear Dollie, Just a pc to let you know I am still in the pink.I was glad to get your pc this morning. I have wrote to Mr. Mace today. What do you think of this pc. We have been all through this park today. We have called and seen Charl is dad at work and how is mum ??? and all the children are you all well. Doll it is a treat of a place here you ought to be here it is fine. Tell the girls I am in the pink. I am doing the Lady now. With love from Sis and Jack xxx
Dollie was Leah, Sis (or Cis) was her sister Esther, and Jack was Thomas John Ball. Thomas and Esther married 18 Feb 1915 so perhaps they were on honeymoon? 
 
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Lismore Castle (from the River) Lismore, Ireland (front)
Lismore Castle (from the River) Lismore, Ireland (front)
Lismore Castle (from the River) Lismore, Ireland.
Birmingham, 9.--AM, 26 Jun 1914
Mrs. G. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birm.
Dear Mother, I am going on to D. ward on Friday and pops also. I have heard that Ethel his comming home on Friday. With love from Son and pops.
Was there some kind of illness or accident that put Son, Pops, and Ethel in hospital? 26 Jun 1914 was a Friday. Mrs. G. was Eliza, and presumably Pops was George Edwin Barker. Ethel would be their daughter but, which of the lads was Son? 
 
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Lismore Castle (from the River) Lismore, Ireland (back)
Lismore Castle (from the River) Lismore, Ireland (back)
Lismore Castle (from the River) Lismore, Ireland.
Birmingham, 9.--AM, 26 Jun 1914
Mrs. G. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birm.
Dear Mother, I am going on to D. ward on Friday and pops also. I have heard that Ethel his comming home on Friday. With love from Son and pops.
Was there some kind of illness or accident that put Son, Pops, and Ethel in hospital? 26 Jun 1914 was a Friday. Mrs. G. was Eliza, and presumably Pops was George Edwin Barker. Ethel would be their daughter but, which of the lads was Son? 
 
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A Birthday Wish 2 (front)
A Birthday Wish 2 (front)
A Birthday Wish for my dear Son.
This post card I am sending, To greet this happy day, To wish for you my darling Son, The best of joy all way, And in the days to follow, Your heart be blithe and gay.
11 Gower Street, Lozells.
Dear Phill, Just a pc wishing you many happy returns of the Day. Hoping you will live to see many more. With Best Love from Mother and Dad. xxxxxx
Phill was Philip Henry Barker (9 Feb 1897), Mother and Dad were George Edwin and Eliza Barker. 
 
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A Birthday Wish 2 (back)
A Birthday Wish 2 (back)
A Birthday Wish for my dear Son.
This post card I am sending, To greet this happy day, To wish for you my darling Son, The best of joy all way, And in the days to follow, Your heart be blithe and gay.
11 Gower Street, Lozells.
Dear Phill, Just a pc wishing you many happy returns of the Day. Hoping you will live to see many more. With Best Love from Mother and Dad. xxxxxx
Phill was Philip Henry Barker (9 Feb 1897), Mother and Dad were George Edwin and Eliza Barker. 
 
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Military Wedding
Military Wedding
Newspaper cutting.
Military Wedding at Stapenhill. A pretty wedding took place at the United Methodist Church, Stapenhill, the contracting parties being Driver Horace Edward Barker, R.F.A. home on leaves from Salonica, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Barker, of St. Paul's Street, and Miss Elsie Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Smith, of Saxon Street, Stapenhill. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a dress of white silk crepe de chine, hand-embroidered, with pearl trimmings, and a wreath of orange blossom and white heather and a tulle veil. She also wore a gold bracelet, and carried a bouquet of white roses and chrysanthemums, the gifts of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids were Miss Ethel Smith (cousin) and Miss Nancy Toon (friend), who wore dresses of primrose and shell pink crepe de chine, with leghorn hats to match. They also carried bouquets of pink carnations and white chrysanthemums, the gifts of the bridegroom. The Rev. W. H. Saturley officiated. The duties of best man were carried out by Private F. Deakin, of the Dorsets. The happy couple were the recipients of many handsome presents.
This confirms that the wedding pictures in the first album are that of Horace Edward Barker and Elsie Smith. His parents were George and Ellen Barker. Her parents were Henry Edward and Florence Smith. 
 
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Unknown Couple on Military Wedding page
Unknown Couple on Military Wedding page
Who are these people? 
 
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Llandrindod Wells: Ye Wells Hotel (front)
Llandrindod Wells: Ye Wells Hotel (front)
Llandrindod Wells: Ye Wells Hotel
Llandrindod Wells, 2-45PM, 24 Jul 1914
Miss Esther Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham
June 24th. My dear Esther, I am having such a nice time in Wales and lovely weather. I often go past this hotel. This is a very pretty place and such a number of walks. I hope you are all well. Love from E. Roowe.
Roowe, Roone, Roome - not clear from the writing. Presumed to be male as a female would probably use her first name!?! 
 
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Llandrindod Wells: Ye Wells Hotel (back)
Llandrindod Wells: Ye Wells Hotel (back)
Llandrindod Wells: Ye Wells Hotel
Llandrindod Wells, 2-45PM, 24 Jul 1914
Miss Esther Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham
June 24th. My dear Esther, I am having such a nice time in Wales and lovely weather. I often go past this hotel. This is a very pretty place and such a number of walks. I hope you are all well. Love from E. Roowe.
Roowe, Roone, Roome - not clear from the writing. Presumed to be male as a female would probably use her first name!?! 
 
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A Wayside Cottage (front)
A Wayside Cottage (front)
No stamp or postmark
Dear Phil, I am glad you got there all right Victor says they received your postcard I hope you have a good time while you are over there. I suppose you have found some nice girls over there. With best love Mrs. Ellis.
If Phil was Philip Henry Barker was Mrs. Ellis Sarah Ann (nee Hall), the mother of our grandfather, Tom? Victor could have been Victor George Harold Barker, our granduncle. 
 
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A Wayside Cottage (back)
A Wayside Cottage (back)
No stamp or postmark
Dear Phil, I am glad you got there all right Victor says they received your postcard I hope you have a good time while you are over there. I suppose you have found some nice girls over there. With best love Mrs. Ellis.
If Phil was Philip Henry Barker was Mrs. Ellis Sarah Ann (nee Hall), the mother of our grandfather, Tom? Victor could have been Victor George Harold Barker, our granduncle. 
 
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Ladies Walk, Hythe (front)
Ladies Walk, Hythe (front)
Ladies Walk, Hythe
Hythe: 9.15PM 24 Sep 1911
Miss D. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham.
Very many thanks for your last letter which I was delighted to get. I am at present staying with an old school friend here and am having a lovely time. I hope you are quite well and have not found the summer very much too hot. Love D. H. Higg.
Miss D. Barker was Leah (Dolly) but who was D. H. Higg? 
 
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Ladies Walk, Hythe (back)
Ladies Walk, Hythe (back)
Ladies Walk, Hythe
Hythe: 9.15PM 24 Sep 1911
Miss D. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham.
Very many thanks for your last letter which I was delighted to get. I am at present staying with an old school friend here and am having a lovely time. I hope you are quite well and have not found the summer very much too hot. Love D. H. Higg.
Miss D. Barker was Leah (Dolly) but who was D. H. Higg? 
 
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For Old Times Sake (front)
For Old Times Sake (front)
For old times sake. To show I've not forgotten you, A greeting here I send, And with the card a wish of mine, Forget me not, dear friend.
No postmark or stamp.
Dear Charlie, Just to wish you a very many happy Returns of the Day. Yours Sincerely, B. C.
Charles may have been Charles Stewart Barker or Charles Brotherton. B. C. is anyone's guess! 
 
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For Old Times Sake (back)
For Old Times Sake (back)
For old times sake. To show I've not forgotten you, A greeting here I send, And with the card a wish of mine, Forget me not, dear friend.
No postmark or stamp.
Dear Charlie, Just to wish you a very many happy Returns of the Day. Yours Sincerely, B. C.
Charles may have been Charles Stewart Barker or Charles Brotherton. B. C. is anyones guess! 
 
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Old Wind Mill, Walton-on-Naze (front)
Old Wind Mill, Walton-on-Naze (front)
Old Wind Mill, Walton-on-Naze
Walton-on-Naze, 7:35PM, 5 Aug 1915
Miss D. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham.
Dear Doll, Just a pc to tell you I was glad to here from home I though you had quite forgot me, I hope mam is allright you have not said. Well it is allright here there is ever such a lot of Brum People here. Love from Sis and Jack.
Postcard to Leah (Dolly) from sister Esther and brother-in-law Thomas John Ball. 
 
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Old Wind Mill, Walton-on-Naze (back)
Old Wind Mill, Walton-on-Naze (back)
Old Wind Mill, Walton-on-Naze
Walton-on-Naze, 7:35PM, 5 Aug 1915
Miss D. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham.
Dear Doll, Just a pc to tell you I was glad to here from home I though you had quite forgot me, I hope mam is allright you have not said. Well it is allright here there is ever such a lot of Brum People here. Love from Sis and Jack.
Postcard to Leah (Dolly) from sister Esther and brother-in-law Thomas John Ball. 
 
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Group Photo
Group Photo
No idea ... 
 
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Kenilworth Castle from Meadow (front)
Kenilworth Castle from Meadow (front)
Kenilworth Castle from Meadow
Kenilworth, 1PM, 5 Jul 1915
Miss D. Barker, No.11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham
Convalescent Homes, Kenilworth
Dear Dolly, Am sorry I have not written before but really I quite forgotten your address but better late than never. Dear Dolly I am having a lovely time over here I am sitting in the Castle by the cows writing this don't you think I am brave. Dear Dolly I am not very brown yet but still I feel better and that is everything never mind keep on smiling. With Love From Maud.
Dolly was, of course, Leah, but who was Maud? 
 
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Kenilworth Castle from Meadow (back)
Kenilworth Castle from Meadow (back)
Kenilworth Castle from Meadow
Kenilworth, 1PM, 5 Jul 1915
Miss D. Barker, No.11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham
Convalescent Homes, Kenilworth
Dear Dolly, Am sorry I have not written before but really I quite forgotten your address but better late than never. Dear Dolly I am having a lovely time over here I am sitting in the Castle by the cows writing this don't you think I am brave. Dear Dolly I am not very brown yet but still I feel better and that is everything never mind keep on smiling. With Love From Maud.
Dolly was, of course, Leah, but who was Maud? 
 
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Arley Castle near Bewdley (front)
Arley Castle near Bewdley (front)
Arley Castle near Bewdley
Bewdley, 9.30PM, 3 ??? ????
Miss D. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells
Mrs. George, 16 High Street, Bewdley. Dear Dolly, trusting you are having a good time. I am if it was not for the the rain it is a lovly place we have been to Harley today but it rained before we went but it was nice coming back. Love From Mr. Hotton.
Dolly was, of course, Leah, but who were Mr. Hotton and Mrs. George? 
 
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Arley Castle near Bewdley (back)
Arley Castle near Bewdley (back)
Arley Castle near Bewdley
Bewdley, 9.30PM, 3 ??? ????
Miss D. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells
Mrs. George, 16 High Street, Bewdley. Dear Dolly, trusting you are having a good time. I am if it was not for the the rain it is a lovly place we have been to Harley today but it rained before we went but it was nice coming back. Love From Mr. Hotton.
Dolly was, of course, Leah, but who were Mr. Hotton and Mrs. George? 
 
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Walton-on-Naze Cliffs
Walton-on-Naze Cliffs
Naze Cliffs, Walton-on-Naze
Blank postcard 
 
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Walton-on-Naze Pier
Walton-on-Naze Pier
Walton-on-Naze from the Pier
Blank postcard  
 
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Every Good Wish (front)
Every Good Wish (front)
Every Good Wish. To Wish You the Happiest of Birthdays. Come glad times, sad times, grave or gay, As on, you journey day by day This be my Birthday prayer, That life, as future years unfold Of all thats best, for you may hold A very hearty share. F. Brooks.
No postmark or stamp.
Miss D. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday with love from Kitty and Gerty.
Miss D. Barker was Dolly (Leah). Kitty and Gerty? Who knows?? 
 
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Every Good Wish (back)
Every Good Wish (back)
Every Good Wish. To Wish You the Happiest of Birthdays. Come glad times, sad times, grave or gay, As on, you journey day by day This be my Birthday prayer, That life, as future years unfold Of all thats best, for you may hold A very hearty share. F. Brooks.
No postmark or stamp.
Miss D. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday with love from Kitty and Gerty.
Miss D. Barker was Dolly (Leah). Kitty and Gerty? Who knows?? 
 
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Christchurch Priory from Wick (front)
Christchurch Priory from Wick (front)
Christchurch Priory from Wick
Bournemouth, 10AM, 17 Apr 1910
Miss Ethel James, 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham
Thank you so much for your pc and nice letter. I thought you had painted it so nicely. They make quite funny pictures, don't they? I am sending you some eggs for Easter, and hope to write to Esther later. I am staying at Bournemouth for a while. It is such a nice place. Love from E. Roowe.
Who was Ethel James? And we have E. Roowe / Roone / Roome again!?! 
 
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Christchurch Priory from Wick (back)
Christchurch Priory from Wick (back)
Christchurch Priory from Wick
Bournemouth, 10AM, 17 Apr 1910
Miss Ethel James, 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham
Thank you so much for your pc and nice letter. I thought you had painted it so nicely. They make quite funny pictures, don't they? I am sending you some eggs for Easter, and hope to write to Esther later. I am staying at Bournemouth for a while. It is such a nice place. Love from E. Roowe.
Who was Ethel James? And we have E. Roowe / Roone / Roome again!?! 
 
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Walton-on-Naze Park
Walton-on-Naze Park
Naze Park, Walton-on-Naze
Blank postcard 
 
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Walton-on-Naze Promenade
Walton-on-Naze Promenade
Promenade, Walton-on-Naze
Blank postcard 
 
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Walton-on-Naze Bathing Huts
Walton-on-Naze Bathing Huts
Bathing Huts, West Cliff, Walton-on-Naze
Blank postcard  
 
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Walton-on-Naze Westcliff
Walton-on-Naze Westcliff
Walton-on-Naze from West Cliff
Blank postcard 
 
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Grand-daughters Birthday (front)
Grand-daughters Birthday (front)
Loving Birthday Wishes for my Grand-daughter's Birthday.
To greet my Grand-daughter's Birthday, No new wish can I find, Except to say how lovingly, I bear you in my mind.
No date or postmark.
Dear Gwennie, We wish you many happy returns of the day. With Love from Nan and Gramp. xxxxx
Was Gwennie our auntie Gwen? Nev's wife? If so, Nan and Gramps were either Thomas and Sarah Ann Ellis or George Edwin and Eliza Barker. 
 
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Grand-daughters Birthday (back)
Grand-daughters Birthday (back)
Loving Birthday Wishes for my Grand-daughter's Birthday.
To greet my Grand-daughter's Birthday, No new wish can I find, Except to say how lovingly, I bear you in my mind.
No date or postmark.
Dear Gwennie, We wish you many happy returns of the day. With Love from Nan and Gramp. xxxxx
Was Gwennie our auntie Gwen? Nev's wife? If so, Nan and Gramps were either Thomas and Sarah Ann Ellis or George Edwin and Eliza Barker. 
 
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Walton-on-Naze East Terrace
Walton-on-Naze East Terrace
East Terrace, Walton-on-Naze
Blank postcard  
 
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Walton-on-Naze Rough Sea
Walton-on-Naze Rough Sea
Rough Sea, Walton-on-Naze
Blank postcard  
 
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Tom Standing
Tom Standing
Photograph
This is grandad Tom Ellis standing next to Horace Edgar Bradley, brother-in-law to Tom. 
 
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The Gun
The Gun
The Gun, Castle Grounds, Guildford
Blank postcard 
 
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Pansies
Pansies
Remembrance. Pansies are for Thoughts. To. From.
Blank card 
 
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Marine Gardens
Marine Gardens
Marine Gardens, Walton-on-Naze
Blank postcard 
 
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Swank (front)
Swank (front)
Taking everything all round, this place is most agreeable.
Birmingham, 6AM, 5 Aug 1913
Miss E. Barker, c/o Mr. Cotterell, 3 Bridge Street, Stourport.
11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham.
Dear Sis and Jack, Hoping you are enjoying your little selves only pc their is not enough for a letter. I have been to Yardley with Phil no swank. We feel very lonely having no neighbours. Hope you will like pc one of Dolls chosen cards. (All swank). Hope you will enjoy yourselves. From Doll and All.
Sis and Jack were Esther (Barker) and Thomas John Ball. Doll was Leah Barker.  
 
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Swank (back)
Swank (back)
Taking everything all round, this place is most agreeable.
Birmingham, 6AM, 5 Aug 1913
Miss E. Barker, c/o Mr. Cotterell, 3 Bridge Street, Stourport.
11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham.
Dear Sis and Jack, Hoping you are enjoying your little selves only pc their is not enough for a letter. I have been to Yardley with Phil no swank. We feel very lonely having no neighbours. Hope you will like pc one of Dolls chosen cards. (All swank). Hope you will enjoy yourselves. From Doll and All.
Sis and Jack were Esther (Barker) and Thomas John Ball. Doll was Leah Barker.  
 
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St. Peters Church, Wolverhampton (front)
St. Peters Church, Wolverhampton (front)
St. Peter's Church, Wolverhampton
Cleobury Mortimer, 7PM, 27 Dec 1910
Mr. T. Ellis, 3 B 68, New John Street West, Birmingham.
Neen Savage, Cleobury Mortimer, Salop. Dec. 26. 1910.
Dear Little Tommy, I sent you a card for Xmas but I am rather afraid you did not get it as I see by yours it was not addresseded quite right. Hope you are keeping well and that some day we may see you again. Thanks for your little letter and card. From your Sincere friend, E. Baxter.
Little Tommy would have been granddad Tom Ellis. 
 
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St. Peters Church, Wolverhampton (back)
St. Peters Church, Wolverhampton (back)
St. Peter's Church, Wolverhampton
Cleobury Mortimer, 7PM, 27 Dec 1910
Mr. T. Ellis, 3 B 68, New John Street West, Birmingham.
Neen Savage, Cleobury Mortimer, Salop. Dec. 26. 1910.
Dear Little Tommy, I sent you a card for Xmas but I am rather afraid you did not get it as I see by yours it was not addresseded quite right. Hope you are keeping well and that some day we may see you again. Thanks for your little letter and card. From your Sincere friend, E. Baxter.
Little Tommy would have been granddad Tom Ellis. 
 
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Birthday Greeting (front)
Birthday Greeting (front)
Birthday Greeting
Birmingham, 10.30AM, 17 Apr 1918
Mrs. G. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham.
Dear Mother, Many Happy returns of the Day. Your loving Son and Daughter Charlie, Emmie and Children. April 17th 1918.
Mrs. G. Barker was our great-grandmother Eliza (Farley). Charlie and Emmie were Charles Stewart Barker and Emily Southall. 
 
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Birthday Greeting (back)
Birthday Greeting (back)
Birthday Greeting
Birmingham, 10.30AM, 17 Apr 1918
Mrs. G. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham.
Dear Mother, Many Happy returns of the Day. Your loving Son and Daughter Charlie, Emmie and Children. April 17th 1918.
Mrs. G. Barker was our great-grandmother Eliza (Farley). Charlie and Emmie were Charles Stewart Barker and Emily Southall. 
 
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Loving Birthday Greetings (front)
Loving Birthday Greetings (front)
Loving Birthday Greetings. May every gift that's sweet and fair, Onthis bright Birthday be your share, And life be like a Summer's day, Sunshine and roses all the way.
No stamp or postmark
Dear Mrs. Barker, Just a card with my best wishes for your Birthday. With love, Mrs. Ellis.
My guess would be from Eliza Barker (nee Farley) to Sarah Ann Ellis (nee Hall). 
 
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Loving Birthday Greetings (back)
Loving Birthday Greetings (back)
Loving Birthday Greetings. May every gift that's sweet and fair, Onthis bright Birthday be your share, And life be like a Summer's day, Sunshine and roses all the way.
No stamp or postmark
Dear Mrs. Barker, Just a card with my best wishes for your Birthday. With love, Mrs. Ellis.
My guess would be from Eliza Barker (nee Farley) to Sarah Ann Ellis (nee Hall). 
 
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A Birthday Token (front)
A Birthday Token (front)
A Birthday Token. Just this simple token take, 'Tis sent to you for friendship's sake, Happy may your birthday be, Many another may you see.
Birmingham, 9.15PM, 31 May 1914
Mrs. A. Hatton, 4c/6H Great Russell Street, Birmingham.
Wishing you all good wishes for your birthday. Much Love, Elsie.
Ok, so who were Mrs. A. Hatton and Elsie? 
 
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A Birthday Token (back)
A Birthday Token (back)
A Birthday Token. Just this simple token take, 'Tis sent to you for friendship's sake, Happy may your birthday be, Many another may you see.
Birmingham, 9.15PM, 31 May 1914
Mrs. A. Hatton, 4c/6H Great Russell Street, Birmingham.
Wishing you all good wishes for your birthday. Much Love, Elsie.
Ok, so who were Mrs. A. Hatton and Elsie? 
 
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Easter Goose (front)
Easter Goose (front)
Have no fear Dearie Dear! It's only an exploded Easter Shell And a Goose stepping out to wish you well!
Bournemouth, 1.15PM, 22 Apr 1916 (going by Easter dates and Ethel's date of birth, 1906)
Miss Ethel Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham.
This is to wish you all a happy Easter. I hope you will get some eggs from home, but as I am still away I do not know whether they have been sent. I hope your brothers are all safe and well. Love from E. Roowe. (or Roome).
Ethel was grandaunt Ethel Barker, sister to Leah. E. Roowe or Roome?
Brief research seems to point to Ellen May Hipkiss who married Frederick Roome in Birmingham, 1903 (Jun qtr.). She was in 286 Cooksey Road, Birmingham, in 1939. 
 
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Easter Goose (back)
Easter Goose (back)
Have no fear Dearie Dear! It's only an exploded Easter Shell And a Goose stepping out to wish you well!
Bournemouth, 1.15PM, 22 Apr 1916 (going by Easter dates and Ethel's date of birth, 1906)
Miss Ethel Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham.
This is to wish you all a happy Easter. I hope you will get some eggs from home, but as I am still away I do not know whether they have been sent. I hope your brothers are all safe and well. Love from E. Roowe. (or Roome).
Ethel was grandaunt Ethel Barker, sister to Leah. E. Roowe or Roome?
Brief research seems to point to Ellen May Hipkiss who married Frederick Roome in Birmingham, 1903 (Jun qtr.). She was in 286 Cooksey Road, Birmingham, in 1939. 
 
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A Happy Birthday (front)
A Happy Birthday (front)
A Happy Birthday. Remembrance. Remembrance prompts the warm and kindly wish I'm sending for your Birthday, dear, to-day, That every good thing, all life's sweetest gifts May be with you and brighten all the way: May blessings crown each happy day anew, And Joy's golden sunlight smile on you. Willmer.
Birmingham, 6.AM, 18 Jul 1917
Miss D. Barker, c/o Mr. Farrer, 170 Edmond Street, Birmingham.
Dear Dolly, Just a few lines to wish you many happy returns of the day. From Mrs. C. Trett xxxxx 
 
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Fond Greeting (front)
Fond Greeting (front)
Fond Greeting. I would that Christmas be for you A glad and happy day, And only golden hours be yours To chase dull cares away.
Birmingham, 24 Dec 1912
Miss D. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Nr. Lozells Road, Birmingham.
Dear Dolly, Just a simple card to wish you a very merry Xmas and a happy new year. From Emmie. xxxxx
Dolly was Leah and Emmie was Emily Barker (nee Southall), Leah's sister-in-law. 
 
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Fond Greeting (back)
Fond Greeting (back)
Fond Greeting. I would that Christmas be for you A glad and happy day, And only golden hours be yours To chase dull cares away.
Birmingham, 24 Dec 1912
Miss D. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Nr. Lozells Road, Birmingham.
Dear Dolly, Just a simple card to wish you a very merry Xmas and a happy new year. From Emmie. xxxxx
Dolly was Leah and Emmie was Emily Barker (nee Southall), Leah's sister-in-law. 
 
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A Loving Greeting (front)
A Loving Greeting (front)
A Loving Greeting
Greeting fond and wishes true Speed this token dear to you.
Colchester, 10AM, 18 May 1915
Mrs. Ball, 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham.
Tuesday. My Dear Wife, I am sending you this P.C. hoping this will be there as soon as the letter. Well Cis I am writing this to tell you I am going to stop at the same house as I have been stoping. So still write here take no notice of that address what on the letter Cis the new house I was going into was the worst house I have ever been in. Talk about the houses in ??? Street down there was not in it. So I shall have to make myself contented here. Your Ever Loving Husband Jack. xxxxxxx Don't forget Cis, keep to the same address. 64 Lisle Road.
Mrs. Ball, Cis, was Esther (nee Barker) and Jack was Thomas John Ball. 
 
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A Loving Greeting (back)
A Loving Greeting (back)
A Loving Greeting
Greeting fond and wishes true Speed this token dear to you.
Colchester, 10AM, 18 May 1915
Mrs. Ball, 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham.
Tuesday. My Dear Wife, I am sending you this P.C. hoping this will be there as soon as the letter. Well Cis I am writing this to tell you I am going to stop at the same house as I have been stoping. So still write here take no notice of that address what on the letter Cis the new house I was going into was the worst house I have ever been in. Talk about the houses in ??? Street down there was not in it. So I shall have to make myself contented here. Your Ever Loving Husband Jack. xxxxxxx Don't forget Cis, keep to the same address. 64 Lisle Road.
Mrs. Ball, Cis, was Esther (nee Barker) and Jack was Thomas John Ball. 
 
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Many Happy Returns 1 (front)
Many Happy Returns 1 (front)
Many Happy Returns. Take this Birthday wish from me, That it a happy Day may be, From earliest dawn till night- May many glad returns be yours, While kindly fortune on you pours, Her favours fair and bright.
No stamp or postmark.
Dear Mother, I am sending this to wish you many happy Returns From Molly xxx
Mother was Eliza Barker (nee Farley) and Molly was Miriam Barker who married Ernest John Rowe. 
 
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Many Happy Returns 1 (back)
Many Happy Returns 1 (back)
Many Happy Returns. Take this Birthday wish from me, That it a happy Day may be, From earliest dawn till night- May many glad returns be yours, While kindly fortune on you pours, Her favours fair and bright.
No stamp or postmark.
Dear Mother, I am sending this to wish you many happy Returns From Molly xxx
Mother was Eliza Barker (nee Farley) and Molly was Miriam Barker who married Ernest John Rowe. 
 
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Aerial Railway (front)
Aerial Railway (front)
Aerial Railway Clee Hall, Cleobury Mortimer
Cleobury Mortimer, 7PM, 23 Dec 1910
Mr. T. Ellis, 17 Ct. 3 House, New John Street West, Birmingham.
Neen Savage, Cleobury Mortimer, Dec 22nd 1910.
Dear friend, I hope you will have a nice Xmas. I expect you are getting quite a young man by now, I would feel insulted to be called "Little Tom". With kind remembrances from E. E. Baxter. Am hoping to be in B'ham for a few days soon.
T. Ellis was, of course, grandad Tom. E. E. Baxter? Who knows? 
 
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Aerial Railway (back)
Aerial Railway (back)
Aerial Railway Clee Hall, Cleobury Mortimer
Cleobury Mortimer, 7PM, 23 Dec 1910
Mr. T. Ellis, 17 Ct. 3 House, New John Street West, Birmingham.
Neen Savage, Cleobury Mortimer, Dec 22nd 1910.
Dear friend, I hope you will have a nice Xmas. I expect you are getting quite a young man by now, I would feel insulted to be called "Little Tom". With kind remembrances from E. E. Baxter. Am hoping to be in B'ham for a few days soon.
T. Ellis was, of course, grandad Tom. E. E. Baxter? Who knows? 
 
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A Birthday Wish 1 (front)
A Birthday Wish 1 (front)
A Birthday Wish. Only a wish fond and tender, Only a greeting that's true, Straight from the heart of the sender, Memory's message to you.
No stamp or postmark.
Dear Mother, Just a P.C. wishing you many happy returns with Love From Dolly. xxxxx
Mother was Eliza Barker (nee Farley) and Dolly was, of course, Leah. 
 
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A Birthday Wish 1 (back)
A Birthday Wish 1 (back)
A Birthday Wish. Only a wish fond and tender, Only a greeting that's true, Straight from the heart of the sender, Memory's message to you.
No stamp or postmark.
Dear Mother, Just a P.C. wishing you many happy returns with Love From Dolly. xxxxx
Mother was Eliza Barker (nee Farley) and Dolly was, of course, Leah. 
 
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To Greet Your Birthday (front)
To Greet Your Birthday (front)
To greet your Birthday. I send you a Birthday Greeting Tho' there's little new to say But the selfsame words of hope and cheer And an earnest wish that the waiting year Be glad with joy each day.
No stamp or postmark.
Dear Mrs. Barker, just a card to wish you many happy returns from Tom.
Mrs. Barker was Eliza Barker (nee Farley) and Tom, of course, grandad Tom. 
 
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To Greet Your Birthday (back)
To Greet Your Birthday (back)
To greet your Birthday. I send you a Birthday Greeting Tho' there's little new to say But the selfsame words of hope and cheer And an earnest wish that the waiting year Be glad with joy each day.
No stamp or postmark.
Dear Mrs. Barker, just a card to wish you many happy returns from Tom.
Mrs. Barker was Eliza Barker (nee Farley) and Tom, of course, grandad Tom. 
 
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Good Luck Upon Your Birthday (front)
Good Luck Upon Your Birthday (front)
Good Luck Upon Your Birthday. May you this morning understand The gentle touch of Fortune's hand.
No stamp or postmark.
To Phil from Doll. Wishing you many happy returns of the day. Doll.
Phil being Philip Henry Barker and Doll being Leah. 
 
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Good Luck Upon Your Birthday (back)
Good Luck Upon Your Birthday (back)
Good Luck Upon Your Birthday. May you this morning understand The gentle touch of Fortune's hand.
No stamp or postmark.
To Phil from Doll. Wishing you many happy returns of the day. Doll.
Phil being Philip Henry Barker and Doll being Leah. 
 
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A Happy Birthday 2 (front)
A Happy Birthday 2 (front)
A happy Birthday. The warmest of good wishes, I send with this card today.
No stamp or postmark.
Dear Mrs. Barker, just a card to wish you many happy returns of the day. With love from Mrs. Hall x
Mrs Barker was probably great-grandmother Eliza (nee Farley). Mrs. Hall? Who knows?
Alfred Hall married Emma Edmonds in 1872 and they had 8 children. Mrs. Hall could be Emma or one of the wives of the three sons... 
 
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A Happy Birthday 3 (front)
A Happy Birthday 3 (front)
A happy Birthday. Joyous be your Birthday, Bright as summer hours.
No stamp or postmark.
Dear Phil, just a P.C. wishing you many happy returns. With love Mrs. Hall.
Philip Henry Barker? For Mrs. Hall see above. 
 
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A Happy Birthday 3 (back)
A Happy Birthday 3 (back)
A happy Birthday. Joyous be your Birthday, Bright as summer hours.
No stamp or postmark.
Dear Phil, just a P.C. wishing you many happy returns. With love Mrs. Hall.
Philip Henry Barker? For Mrs. Hall see above. 
 
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Beaudesert Church (front)
Beaudesert Church (front)
Beaudesert Church, Henley in Arden.
Henley in Arden Birmingham, 1.15PM, 22 Sep 1916
Mr. & Mrs. G. Barker, No. 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham.
Dear Mother & Dad, Just a pc hoping yo find you quite well as it leaves me getting a lot better. I am sorry you have not had my money but I have asked Sis to give you some till I come home. Mrs. Cox doesn't want me to come home till next week. I don't know what to do perhaps you will will see what Dad says about and tell Tom I have told him to ask you and I have also told Sis to ask you so perhaps you will let me know. I have been expecting a pc off the girls. Love Dolly.
Mother and Dad were George Edwin and Eliza Barker. Dolly was, of course, Leah. 
 
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Beaudesert Church (back)
Beaudesert Church (back)
Beaudesert Church, Henley in Arden.
Henley in Arden Birmingham, 1.15PM, 22 Sep 1916
Mr. & Mrs. G. Barker, No. 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham.
Dear Mother & Dad, Just a pc hoping yo find you quite well as it leaves me getting a lot better. I am sorry you have not had my money but I have asked Sis to give you some till I come home. Mrs. Cox doesn't want me to come home till next week. I don't know what to do perhaps you will will see what Dad says about and tell Tom I have told him to ask you and I have also told Sis to ask you so perhaps you will let me know. I have been expecting a pc off the girls. Love Dolly.
Mother and Dad were George Edwin and Eliza Barker. Dolly was, of course, Leah. 
 
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My Birthday Wish (front)
My Birthday Wish (front)
This will tell you I remember You this happy Natal day, And send wishes true and tender For your happiness alway. Gladys Cooper.
No stamp or postmark.
Dear Mrs. Barker, Just a P.C. wishing you Many Happy Returns of the day. With much luck & love from Doll xxx
We could have done with more info on this one. If Doll is Leah then Mrs, Barker was not her mother. So, was it Emily (nee Southall), the wife of Charles Stewart Barker?This will tell you I remember You this happy Natal day, And send wishes true and tender For your happiness alway. Gladys Cooper.
No stamp or postmark.
Dear Mrs. Barker, Just a P.C. wishing you Many Happy Returns of the day. With much luck & love from Doll xxx
We could have done with more info on this one. If Doll is Leah then Mrs, Barker was not her mother. So, was it Emily (nee Southall), the wife of Charles Stewart Barker? 
 
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Happy May Your Birthday Be (front)
Happy May Your Birthday Be (front)
Now on this golden day I wreathe around thy way, Flowers most bright of heart delight That shall not fade for aye.
No stamp or postmark.
Dear Mrs. Barker, I wish you Hearty Congratulations on your Birthday. With love from Mrs. Ellis x
This would be to Eliza Barker (nee Farley) from Sarah Ann Ellis (nee Hall). 
 
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Happy May Your Birthday Be (back)
Happy May Your Birthday Be (back)
Now on this golden day I wreathe around thy way, Flowers most bright of heart delight That shall not fade for aye.
No stamp or postmark.
Dear Mrs. Barker, I wish you Hearty Congratulations on your Birthday. With love from Mrs. Ellis x
This would be to Eliza Barker (nee Farley) from Sarah Ann Ellis (nee Hall). 
 
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Motorbike
Motorbike
Photograph, but of whom?? 
 
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Guildford High Street
Guildford High Street
High Street, Guildford.
Blank postcard. 
 
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Guildford Archbishop Abbotts Hospital
Guildford Archbishop Abbotts Hospital
Archbishop Abbot's Hospital, Guildford.
Blank postcard. 
 
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Miss Maisie Hanbury 1
Miss Maisie Hanbury 1
Miss Maisie Hanbury
Blank postcard.
Miss Maisie Hanbury was an actress. 
 
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Miss Maisie Hanbury 2
Miss Maisie Hanbury 2
Miss Maisie Hanbury
Blank postcard.
Miss Maisie Hanbury was an actress. 
 
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Guildford from St Catherines
Guildford from St Catherines
Guildford, from St. Catherine's
Blank postcard. 
 
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Thoughts of You (front)
Thoughts of You (front)
Thoughts of You
My wishes are many. May troubles be few, And best of Good Fortune Be always with you.
No stamp or postmark.
Dear Dolly, Just a P. C. wishing you many happy returns with every success on your Birthday. With best love Dolly.
Now then, the postcard was in Rene's album and therefore it must have been sent to Leah. The only other Dolly was Tom's sister, Clara Elizabeth Ellis, who married Horace Edgar Bradley. 
 
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Thoughts of You (back)
Thoughts of You (back)
Thoughts of You
My wishes are many. May troubles be few, And best of Good Fortune Be always with you.
No stamp or postmark.
Dear Dolly, Just a P. C. wishing you many happy returns with every success on your Birthday. With best love Dolly.
Now then, the postcard was in Rene's album and therefore it must have been sent to Leah. The only other Dolly was Tom's sister, Clara Elizabeth Ellis, who married Horace Edgar Bradley. 
 
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Regina (front)
Regina (front)
Birthday Greetings
Just a simple greeting take Sent for old acquaintance sake, Friendship, Fortune, Hope unite Make thy Birthday Happy and bright.
Birmingham, 11.30PM 18 Jul 1914
Miss Dolly Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birm.
Dear Dolly, Just a line to wish you many happy returns of the day with Love from Mabel.
Dolly was Leah, but who was Mabel? 
 
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Regina (back)
Regina (back)
Birthday Greetings
Just a simple greeting take Sent for old acquaintance sake, Friendship, Fortune, Hope unite Make thy Birthday Happy and bright.
Birmingham, 11.30PM 18 Jul 1914
Miss Dolly Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells, Birm.
Dear Dolly, Just a line to wish you many happy returns of the day with Love from Mabel.
Dolly was Leah, but who was Mabel? 
 
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Guildford St Catherines Chapel
Guildford St Catherines Chapel
St. Catherine's Capel, Guildford.
Blank postcard. 
 
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A Happy Birthday 4 (front)
A Happy Birthday 4 (front)
A Happy Birthday
Birthday Greetings I send to you my dear May gladness surround you the whole of the year.
Birmingham, 5.30PM, 17 Jul 1915
Miss L. Barker, No. 11 Gower St., Lozzells, Bham.
Dear Dollie, Just a simple P.C. sent in a Simple way to show that I have not forgotten you on this your Natal Day. With all Good Wishes For Your Birthday Mrs. HATTON.
Miss L./Dollie was Leah. Mrs. Hatton was ...?? 
 
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A Happy Birthday 4 (back)
A Happy Birthday 4 (back)
A Happy Birthday
Birthday Greetings I send to you my dear May gladness surround you the whole of the year.
Birmingham, 5.30PM, 17 Jul 1915
Miss L. Barker, No. 11 Gower St., Lozzells, Bham.
Dear Dollie, Just a simple P.C. sent in a Simple way to show that I have not forgotten you on this your Natal Day. With all Good Wishes For Your Birthday Mrs. HATTON.
Miss L./Dollie was Leah. Mrs. Hatton was ...?? 
 
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Birthday Greetings 2 (front)
Birthday Greetings 2 (front)
Birthday Greetings.
Upon this day, my dear old friend, I speed a loving greeting, For hours of joy and gladsome mirth, And sorrow nought but fleeting.
Birmingham, 5.30PM, 17 Jul 1915
Miss L. Barker, No. 11 Gower St., Lozzells, Bham.
Dear Dollie, Just a PC to wish you many Happy Returns of the Day hoping your future Days will be Bright and Happy. With Best Love Floss. xxx
Miss L./Dollie was Leah. Floss was ...?? 
 
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Birthday Greetings 2 (back)
Birthday Greetings 2 (back)
Birthday Greetings.
Upon this day, my dear old friend, I speed a loving greeting, For hours of joy and gladsome mirth, And sorrow nought but fleeting.
Birmingham, 5.30PM, 17 Jul 1915
Miss L. Barker, No. 11 Gower St., Lozzells, Bham.
Dear Dollie, Just a PC to wish you many Happy Returns of the Day hoping your future Days will be Bright and Happy. With Best Love Floss. xxx
Miss L./Dollie was Leah. Floss was ...?? 
 
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Guildford Castle
Guildford Castle
Castle, Guildford.
Blank postcard. 
 
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Hearty New Year Wishes (front)
Hearty New Year Wishes (front)
Hearty New Year Wishes, May you be prosporous, free from care, Through all the days in store, And fortune fair grant you a share Of all you wish and more.
Burton-on-Trent, 2.15PM, 31 Dec 1915
Mr. & Mrs. G. Barker, 11 Gower St, Lozells, Birmingham
With all the best of good wishes for a Happy New Year. From G. E. Barker.
Mr. & Mrs. G. Barker were our great-grandparents George Edwin and Eliza Barker. So who was the other G. E. Barker? 
 
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Hearty New Year Wishes (back)
Hearty New Year Wishes (back)
Hearty New Year Wishes, May you be prosporous, free from care, Through all the days in store, And fortune fair grant you a share Of all you wish and more.
Burton-on-Trent, 2.15PM, 31 Dec 1915
Mr. & Mrs. G. Barker, 11 Gower St, Lozells, Birmingham
With all the best of good wishes for a Happy New Year. From G. E. Barker.
Mr. & Mrs. G. Barker were our great-grandparents George Edwin and Eliza Barker. So who was the other G. E. Barker? 
 
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Baby in Mirror (front)
Baby in Mirror (front)
Blank U.S.A. postcard.
No idea who the child is 
 
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Baby in Mirror (back)
Baby in Mirror (back)
Blank U.S.A. postcard.
No idea who the child is 
 
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Many Happy Returns (front)
Many Happy Returns (front)
Many Happy Returns.
A message I send with a greeting true, In token of all I would wish for you, And all I would heartily, warmly say, If I were but with you, my friend, to-day: All blessings I'd choose in abundant store, Enriching you ever yet more and more, And that many and many a Birthday come That will fill with brightness your heart and home.
No stamp or date.
Dear Phil, Just a card wishing you the best of luck on your birthday from your old Chum Tom.
To Philip Henry Barker from brother-in-law Tom (grandad). 
 
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Many Happy Returns (back)
Many Happy Returns (back)
Many Happy Returns.
A message I send with a greeting true, In token of all I would wish for you, And all I would heartily, warmly say, If I were but with you, my friend, to-day: All blessings I'd choose in abundant store, Enriching you ever yet more and more, And that many and many a Birthday come That will fill with brightness your heart and home.
No stamp or date.
Dear Phil, Just a card wishing you the best of luck on your birthday from your old Chum Tom.
To Philip Henry Barker from brother-in-law Tom (grandad). 
 
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Birthday Greeting 2 (front)
Birthday Greeting 2 (front)
Birthday Greeting
May each Milestone find your footsteps On a smooth and sunlit way And many, many years returning Bring you back this happy day.
No stamp or date.
Dear Dolly, Just a card with my best wishes for your Birthday. With love Mrs. Hall xxx
Dolly was Leah, of course. Mrs. Hall? Possibly Emma Hall (nee Edmonds)? Tom's grandmother? There were at least two living in Birmingham at the time of most of these postcards. 
 
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Birthday Greeting 2 (back)
Birthday Greeting 2 (back)
Birthday Greeting
May each Milestone find your footsteps On a smooth and sunlit way And many, many years returning Bring you back this happy day.
No stamp or date.
Dear Dolly, Just a card with my best wishes for your Birthday. With love Mrs. Hall xxx
Dolly was Leah, of course. Mrs. Hall? Possibly Emma Hall (nee Edmonds)? Tom's grandmother? There were at least two living in Birmingham at the time of most of these postcards. 
 
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Tom on Seat
Tom on Seat
Photograph of Tom Ellis. 
 
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Bird House
Bird House
A drawing of a bird house! 
 
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Many Happy Returns 2 (front)
Many Happy Returns 2 (front)
Many Happy Returns
Warmly I greet you this Birthday morning, Sending my wishes as oft before, Hoping that many bright years my follow, Each one with happiness held in store.
Birmingham, 9.30PM, 17 Jul 1916.
Miss D. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells.
Just a P.C. to wish you many happy returns of the day, with kind regards from Kate.
To Leah, of course, could Kate be Catherine Ellis (nee Perrins)? Wife to Alfred? 
 
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Many Happy Returns 2 (back)
Many Happy Returns 2 (back)
Many Happy Returns
Warmly I greet you this Birthday morning, Sending my wishes as oft before, Hoping that many bright years my follow, Each one with happiness held in store.
Birmingham, 9.30PM, 17 Jul 1916.
Miss D. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells.
Just a P.C. to wish you many happy returns of the day, with kind regards from Kate.
To Leah, of course, could Kate be Catherine Ellis (nee Perrins)? Wife to Alfred? 
 
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Many Happy Returns 3 (front)
Many Happy Returns 3 (front)
Many Happy Returns
Just to let you know you're in my thoughts, dear, Comes this little greeting true and fond, All that's best and dearest may life give you, Now and in the years that lie beyond.
Birmingham, 10.30AM, 17 Jul 1916.
Miss D. Barker, No. 11 Gower Street, Lozzells, Bham.
Dear Dollie, Simply to wish you Many Happy Returns of your Birthday. With Best Love Floss. xxx
To Leah, of course. Floss? Could it be Florence Ellis? 
 
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Many Happy Returns 3 (back)
Many Happy Returns 3 (back)
Many Happy Returns
Just to let you know you're in my thoughts, dear, Comes this little greeting true and fond, All that's best and dearest may life give you, Now and in the years that lie beyond.
Birmingham, 10.30AM, 17 Jul 1916.
Miss D. Barker, No. 11 Gower Street, Lozzells, Bham.
Dear Dollie, Simply to wish you Many Happy Returns of your Birthday. With Best Love Floss. xxx
To Leah, of course. Floss? Could it be Florence Ellis? 
 
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Rene's Postcard Album 2
Rene's Postcard Album 2
 
 


Linked to Thomas John Ball, Charles Stewart Barker, Esther Barker, Ethel Barker, George Barker, George Edwin Barker, Horace Edward Barker, Leah Barker, Miriam Barker, Philip Henry Barker, Victor George Harold Barker, Ellen Bird, Horace Edgar Bradley, Charles A. Brotherton, Clara Elizabeth Ellis, Rosina Ellis, Thomas Ellis, Eliza Farley, Sarah Ann Hall, Catherine Perrins, Elsie Elizabeth Smith, Emily Southall