From our ‘Family histories’ section: The Horn Family: ‘Postcards from the Horn Family’: Courtesy of Diana Jones Nee Horn

This is the story of my Grandparents and their family during WW1. They were, I should think, a typical agricultural family of the period. They had 10 children, 5 sons and 5 daughters:

Below is a selection of the postcards sent from different members of the Horn family:

The first card is addressed to Miss Haughton ‘Alice’ but we do not know who sent the card’

343FAV - Dad Said 'Be A Man' (Front & Back)

The transcribed text reads:

’25th May 15: We came this Monday good lodgings shall be pleased to see everyone. Love from us all. C/o Mrs Coleman 2 Alexandra Terrace Whitstable.’

‘Miss Haughton, Staple Street Farm, Hernhill, Faversham’

Next is a Birthday card from ‘unknown’ to Edith.

344FAV – To Greet Your Birthday (Front & Back)

The transcribed text reads:

‘Miss Edie Annie Horn, Staple Street Farm, Herne Hill, Nr Faversham.’

Lastly is a card from Char to, we believe, Edith

354FAV - Don't Throw things I'm Naturalised (Front & Back)

The transcribed text reads:

‘1.12.16: Have you heard from Fred he is well address being 23rd Field Ambulance 7th Division B.E.F France. Am doing A.1. on guard tonight goodbye Char.’

Courtesy of Diana Jones Nee Horn


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