This postcard shows that preparations for the wounded were already being made 1 day after War was declared. The postcard was sent 5th August 1914.
The transcribed text reads:
‘Dear Mum. Coming home on Monday they are going to use this place as a hospital for the wounded owing to the war sounds awful doesn’t it. How are you going on everything is going up in price here I expect it is the same at Ilford. Still going on fine love to all Will.’
‘Mrs Doris Court, 87 Eaton Road, Ilford, Essex’
From the collection of D Price