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055a & b – The Castle Caernarvon

By 6th March 2017Mailart

The original postcard dates back to July 1969 and was esnt from Wales to Preston. Audley had had a lovely holiday, but the weather was unsettled today . The boys enjoyed Caernarvon castle, which judging by the picture, looks like it must have been a great place to visit. Curiously though the sender states that “The decorations are still up”.

It’s July!?! Am I missing a Welsh celebration or something?

I’ve been really stuck between number 54 and 55 and yesterday Jimmy Connors sent me an email complimenting my process. This card had been drawn but I couldn’t match the colours for the castle, so it had remained stuck in limbo since January, with some watercoloured boats and a whole lot of blank white space besides.

When I read Jimmy’s email I decided that I had to break my artistic block, so I asked Elena to colour for me and she did a wonderful job in pencils.

With the survey post work giving me a couple of quiet weeks for the next couple, I hope I can get this 365 kick-started again!


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  • stripygoose says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing some more of these split/double postcards – always fun to see how they work out. This one is a great team effort.

  • stripygoose says:

    A bit of googling =
    The Investiture of HRH The Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle, 1st July 1969.
    So that’s what the decorations were for!

    • andytgeezer says:

      Oh brilliant! It didn’t occur to me to look it up. The postcard was postmarked 28th July, so it would appear that the decorations were left up for at least a month. It was a big event though, so I’d imagine that they wanted to keep the feeling going for a while

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