Recently I was at the Macfadyn Memorial Church on Barlow Moor Road, sometime between 1903 and 1913.
And today I am back again at almost the same place this time in the 1920s.
It is fairly recognisable but of course today the church has gone, replaced by a block of flats and trams haven’t run up Barlow Moor Road since the late 1940s.
By contrast the postcard was sent on a day when “we are still having summer here, today is lovely.”
What intrigues me about the postcard is that it was not sent through the post.
There is no address to which it should be delivered and no stamp so I guess it must have either been taken by hand to Morris and Marie or perhaps was inside a letter or parcel.
Now this is a bit of a shame as the couple were on holiday somewhere and Marie’s mother was concerned that they liked the apartments but was reassured that the holiday weather was equally good.
So on another card in the collection Lena had apologised for not being able to meet Miss Taylor that evening but would arrange to do so for Tuesday.
The card had been sent from Oldham on Monday afternoon with every expectation it would arrive that evening in advance of the time they were to meet.
In the same way Marie had sent her own holiday postcard to her mother at 43 St Anne’s Road and might well receive a reply the same day.