The Clock Tower, Gravesend

The card is stamped: 8 pm

29 September 1916

Gravesend

Mrs Osborne

29 Shelley Avenue

East Ham

Essex

290gra-the-clock-tower-gravesend-front290gra-the-clock-tower-gravesend-back 

The transcribed text reads:

46 Parrock 1

September 30, 1916

My Dear Neile

I received your parcel this morning. Pleased to hear you are all safe after the fright last Sunday all is well at Gravesend Kate looks grand in the card

Good night from J Allen uncle

Additional information:

In 1918 end of war celebrations included civic ceremony at the Clock Tower, thanksgiving at St. George’s Church and the burning of an effigy of the Kaiser. The town was again illuminated.