Postcard Series: Abergavenny – 5 views – 1953



This postcard’s postmark is 16th October 1953. It offers 5 views of Abergavenny, as in 1953. In the top left, “Rock Falls, Clydach” and in the top right, “Sugar Loaf Mountain & Nevill Hall”. In the centre is “The Priory Church”, in the bottom left, “Cross Street” and the bottom right, “The Castle”.

The church and Cross Street look much the same, with some clear differences, but the most striking has to be Nevill Hall before the development.


Dear Both
Jamie and Jane spending a week here enjoying very much. The weather has been very kind to us and we have been walking over the hills and around the lanes most days. Spent Wed at Hereford. We are looking forward to seeing you soon. Hope you are keeping ok.
_____ and all the best,
Lois and Jamie

From the back, it looks as those it was sent by a couple just visiting the area for a short time and it sounds as though they enjoyed exploring the countryside.

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