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Postcard number: 54
Bought in: York, UK
Sent to: Kate in Hong Kong
Date written: 15 August, 2013
Date sent: 16 August, 2013

Front of Postcard 54: Merchant Adventurers Hall, York

Back of Postcard 54: Merchant Adventurers Hall, York
Text says:

15 August 2013, London UK

Dear Kate,

In your profile you mention museums and architecture, so I thought I’d send you this postcard from the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall in York, UK. Construction of this hall began in the 1300s, and it was used in medieval times by merchants conducting business. These days it’s a museum, with exhibitions about trade in the upper areas and medicine in the undercroft (shown on this postcard).

York’s a place full of history, narrow cobbled streets, high city walls and a magnificent cathedral. My family and I visited this city in September 2011, when my daughter was less than a year old. Unfortunately she wasn’t as absorbed by the history as we were, so we didn’t have too much time to explore all the tourist attractions. However, what we did see left me hoping to return some day.

Hope all is well for you.


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Postcard number: 048
Bought at: The Globe, London
Sent to: Iris in Hong Kong
Written and sent: 17 February 2012

Front of postcard 048: The Globe

Back of postcard 048: The Globe

Text says:

17 February 2012, London UK

Dear Iris,

Since we arrived in London five years ago, I’ve spent many happy hours watching shows at the reconstructed Globe Theatre. During the 2008 season, my husband and I volunteered as stewards here – selling programmes and directing people to their seats.

From 2009 onwards, we’ve tried to see as many of their productions as possible each year, usually buying the cheaper ‘groundling’ tickets which mean that we have to stand for the entire show. The quality of the acting usually makes up for my aching feet!

Standing at the theatre wasn’t such a good idea when I was pregnant, however: five minutes into “Henry IV part one”, I fainted, falling to the floor and landing on a Coke can which apparently made a very loud noise! Embarrassed, but otherwise fine, I watched the rest of the show (and part two) from one of the seats.

The 2012 season brochure arrived in the post last week. I’m hoping we’ll get to see “Twelfth Night” and “Henry V” at the Globe this year.

All the very best,

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