Vintage Postcard Collection

These postcards comprised an album put together by my maternal grandmother, Jessica Amelia Jackson (neé Dixon) during and after the First World War. The majority of the cards were sent to her by my grandfather, Sapper John Percival Jackson as he was posted to various places in Western Europe between September 1914 and April 1920. Others were sent to my grandfather, in English, French or Italian. I am grateful to Jan Waugh for helping translate most of the French.

For more about this see Behind the Album

Random Postcard

Postcard#: 0188
Subject Group:  Floral
Date of Posting:  Monday April 24th 1916
Message on reverse:  Easter Mon.
My Sweetheart, You will no doubt be expecting a letter. Please wait a little longer Dear. This morning we had another test exam (Bank Hol. and a fine mng too, the first we've had for a week). The real exam is in about ten days time and I shall be glad when it's over as tho'I can't swat I always feel as tho I ought to be. I expect Jack will be coming back here in a day or two. I wonder what you are doing today. Out with Cy perhaps. Hope you enjoy yourselves Darling And I only wish I was with you. Accept all my love Your Own John xxx