Postcard arrives at St. John’s 100 years late – and makes national headlines!

01-02-18 St. Johns 0 comment

This week St. John’s is excited to be featured in the Daily Mail, which shares a fascinating historical story.

Out of the blue last year we received a postcard – in the post – 100 years after it was originally sent! The postcard was addressed to a servant who worked at North Lodge at the time when it was occupied as a house. The postcard, which bears a half-penny green stamp with the head of King George V, was posted in November 1917 and arrived in our regular school post. The sender, a soldier called Ted, appears to be offering his friend Miss Tomkins a job opportunity to move from her position as a servant for Sir William and Lady Gundry. We at St. John’s are eager to trace the sender, or a relative to find out more.

To view the full Daily Mail article, please click here.