The Vine was a public area given to the people of Sevenoaks and also the home of the The Vine cricket club (one of the oldest in the country). The Vine was used as a parade ground for the troops during the First World War and the YMCA had a canteen for the troops nearby.

This card was written by Bob c/o 29 High Street Sevenoaks to his young lady, Mabel, in Canterbury November 1915.

Information from Sevenoaks a historical dictionary ┬ęSevenoaks Historical Society

 

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The transcribed text reads:

c/o 29 High Street Sevenoaks

12.11.15

My dearest Mabel

I wonder if you will be quite well by tomorrow (Saturday) week, dear. Well of course I hope you are well now certainly; but I think I might be able to get leave but am not certain as usual. It is a dull and miserable day here. I am hoping to hear from you soon and also that you are quite recovered dearest Mab. Should write a letter only I have not enough news. Again hoping you are now quite well dear. Best love etc. Yours Bob x

 To Miss M Cardinal

4 Nursery Terrace

Pound Lane

Canterbury

Kent

Image courtesy of Darrienne Price