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Thursday, March 22, 2012

To Mrs. Robinson, Armathwaite, England from Mr. and Mrs. Munro, 1919




This real postcard photograph was taken by Henderson & Co., Day & electric Light Studios in Rochdale, Great Manchester, England.  It was a addressed to "Mrs. Robinson & family" in Channel Pool, Armathwaite.  From my Internet research, Armathwaite appears to be a charming village, built upon the River Eden in Cumberland, England near Armathwaite Castle.

While we don't have a return address for this card, we know the two individuals above are "Mr. & Mrs. Munro" and the photograph was taken June 30, 1919.  This postcard was not sent through the mail, so we do not have a postmark.

More could probably could be found about Mrs. Robinson's family, since the village is quite small and we have an accurate date on the photograph.  Ultimately, I don't know if this will help us identify the couple, unless they are direct relatives of Mrs. Robinson.  I really wish we had at least one given name to go on.  There are a number of Robinsons  living in or near Armathwaite around this time period.  I'm afraid without more information, there's little hope of finding anything definitive.  Does anyone know about the location "Channel Pool?"  Perhaps this could narrow it down.

1 comment:

  1. Channel Pool is 1 and 1/2 miles north-northeast of (and across the Eden River from Armathwaite).

    If you use Google maps - This address puts you in Channel Pool

    Oatlands Cottage, Armathwaite, Carlisle, Cumbria CA4 9QY, United Kingdom

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