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Cobham Leigh Place 09/10/1917

This postcard was written from Kindroga Freelands Road Cobham and posted in Cobham on 09/10/1917 to Mrs Webb at Westcliff-on-Sea.

It shows Leigh Place, which was formerly Leigh Hill House. It was to become a hotel and was demolished in the 1930s to make way for houses.

"Dear Lou Just a few lines hoping you are all well as it leaves us all here. I miss the old show and a sing song but have found a nice little pub, plenty of beers. Love to everybody I know from Amy P. Stevens"

Cobham station Bridge 15/06/06

Written to a Miss Burchmore living at Luton Bedfordshire and posted in London SE on 15/06/1906 "Don't forget the postman's Xmas box" and unsigned.

We are looking on the opposite side to the Plough, by the entrance to Blundell Lane, and see Clock Cottages.

An odd reference to Xmas in June and probably the feeling that postmen read the postcard and contributed to the expression "what the postman saw"

Cobham Mole bridge Painshill 29/10/1910

A postcard posted in Cobham on 29/10/1910 to a Miss Hawkins living at Redland Bristol.

"Dear Eva Just a line in answer to yours. Have just come back from my holidays. Enjoyed myself immensely. Had fair weather. Love from George"

The Tilt Green Cobham

Written from The Manor Farm, Stoke D'Abernon, Cobham Surrey to Miss Bellamy living in Hampstead on 16th August 1910 and posted in Cobham. "Dear E. How are you? I suppose you are on holiday now. This is lovely country here. We are living at the Rector's house, a very nice garden." and initialled R.A.D. by the sender.

schiff home

Written from the Schiff Home at Cobham and posted on 21st February 1912 to a Miss Whatley living at Thurmby Genner Road Guildford Surrey. The writer Lizzie says "I have just found time to write a few lines in bed hoping that you are quite well. This is a P.C. of the mens ward as I know you like men better than women. Give my very best love to May, am going home on Sunday"

lych gate, cobham

Written by Alice c/o Mrs Napper Fairmile Cottage Tartar Hill Cobham Surrey to Mrs Acton living in Forest Gate London E7 and posted in Cobham 5th August 1918. "Dear M. We are here for the week. It is a lovely place and very nice weather. Love to you both." Card published by N.F.Foster, Stationer and Tobacconist, Anyards Road Cobham