Zeppelin raid on Blyth, 14 April 1915

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Where: 45 Waterloo Rd, Blyth NE24 1BW, UK

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When: 01 January 1915

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Postcard of a Zeppelin raid on Blyth, 14 April 1915. The event took place but the airship has been inserted into the picture and the image is a fake (TWAM ref. 517/32).

The postcard is addressed to Mr Liddle, Sanatorium, Barrasford, North Tyne, Northumberland and is postmarked 21 August 1915. The message has been transcribed below exactly as written:

“Dear Pal,
I write these few lines hoping to find you in good health as I am the same. Give my love to all the lads. I hope you are keeping well and will soon be on the runnen track again as you are not a bad sprinter so that all at presant from your loving Pal pitmen”.

This set celebrates the many postcards in our collections. The people, places and events they show can give us an insight into the past, documenting the landscape, the fashions, the way we lived. Some postcards are unused but others tell us something about the people who bought them, through the messages they wrote. They can give us a fascinating glimpse into people’s lives.

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    • 21/Mar/2017 13:20:11

    Yes, the people on the street seem much too unconcerned about the behemoth overhead.

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    • 23/Mar/2017 15:41:31

    Pretty decent bit of dark room editing though!

1 year ago a contributor from Five Dock, Australia suggested this image location is 55.127, -1.51028

town location, not sure of street