Archive for April, 2009


Ward C.6.

??? Hospital

Dear (Fanny, Family?)

Just a few cards to let you know that I am doing alright again, and will be out of this shortly, at least I hope to be. No I did not have to go to church in France. We very seldom had church over …

There is a #1 in the top corner of this card, so it’s a letter written on several postcards. I wish I could make out the name of the hospital – couldn’t find anything remotely like it when I searched for war hospitals in Belfast.

Information on the City Hall can be found here.


Purchased at Ethel Anne Antiques, Hawera, March 2009

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This is a postcard of “Norian”, The Beehive House, which was built by Edgar Roy Brewster in New Plymouth in the 1940s. It was dismantled in 1966. Brewster opposed right angles with a religious fervour, and apparently cut the corners off all of his photos. I realised when I took the postcard out of its plastic sleeve that this too had had its corners snipped! There’s nothing written on the back of this card. Puke Ariki have a great article on Brewster and the Beehive House.


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Something tells me these Kaponga lads may have been a handful!


This puts us mind of you on your way home from church


Won in a Trade Me auction March 2009

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