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As it is Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday today I thought I’d share this postcard from my collection for you.

The postmark on the back reliably informs me that it was posted in Taunton on the 9th June 1945 to a Sheffield resident, Peggy Hobson; the sender’s daughter. I’ve had a look in my copy of “The Chronology of British History” by Alan & Veronica Palmer and they haven’t got a lot of information on that particular day or month in 1945, but the timing of Mum and Daddy’s journey up to Sheffield with a car full of roses took place in the lull between VE Day and VJ Day.



Note the details about the weather. How characteristically British.