After 55 Years, This Postcard Sent In 1960 Finally Arrives

A postcard written and sent back in the 1960s has finally been received just this June 2016. Well, talk about the disadvantages of using snail mail!

In a recent blog report by the Mirror, we learn about a postcard that took over fifty years before it got delivered to Lloyd Street, Llandudno, Wales.

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The postcard arrived last June 24, 2016. The delivery took exactly 55 years, 10 months, and 13 days since it was posted from Cricklewood, London.

Unfortunately, however, the original recepient no longer lives in the specified address.

Yvonne Hume, 64, said that she and James, 67, her husband hopes they could give the card to the real reiepient.

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Yvonne said:

“It was delivered on Friday and I thought ‘it looks like an old postcard’. When I saw the stamp I thought ‘That’s funny’ but I didn’t have my glasses on.

“Then my husband looked at it and said ‘No wonder it looks funny it’s been in the post for 50 years!’”

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The postcard was addressed to a certain Mrs B H Morgan and was written by her cousins.

It reads:

“Dear Cousins, just having a few days here, weather not so good but been around and seen place.

“I am with Edna and family. Going home today Thursday. Raining very heavy just now. Hope all are well and Dora’s enjoying her holiday. Love to all, from Olive xx.”

Yvonne and James have only been living at the property for 3 years. She shared:

“I would like to find out who Mrs Morgan was and if any of her family are around.”

What Is A Postcard?

Wikipedia gives us a simplified definition of what a postcard is. According to the website, a postcard is usually a “rectangular piece of thick paper or thin cardboard intended for writing and mailing without an envelope.”

Aside from sending short messages to loved ones, some businesses also use postcards as a way of advertising or marketing their enterprise.

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