Posted 1912. Addressed to Mr H Brown, 8 Regent St, Langley Mill, Notts.
"Dear Bro & Sister, Am having my holidays, shall come over tomorrow morning
(Tuesday) hoping you are all well, John."
The HURT family can be traced in the following Census returns
Alderwasley Hall, the former home of the
HURT family, which in
recent years has been put to various educational uses, is situated
in an attractive park. Within the gates of the park is
Alderwasley Church; few churches in England can be in such a
delightful setting. A cedar tree stands guard, while just below,
a sparkling stream runs with little waterfalls and ornamental lakes.
The HURTS were involved in lead smelting and one souvenir of
charcoal burning still remains in the form of a fire damaged yew
tree known as "Betty Kenny's Tree". Betty, or Kate to give her
correct name, came with her husband and young family every year
to burn charcoal. They lived in an improvised hut and in good
weather the baby slept outside in a hollow, horizontal branch
of a tree, which it is suggested gave rise to the nursery rhyme
Posted 1906. Addressed to
Traveller's Rest, Draycott, Nr Derby".
Probably from Ida Mary Smith
of Tunbridge Wells, a patient at Smedley's Hydro in Matlock.
Photo taken:Early 1900's
Source:Postcard, publisher AP & Co, #2534
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