Zeppelin raid on Blyth, 14 April 1915

  • Description

    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. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk.
  • Owner

    Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
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    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? No known copyright restrictions
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29295370@N07/33438691141/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 10 months ago
    Viewed: 582 times
    Picture Taken: 1915-01-01T00:00:00
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