Postcard apologising for missing Christmas visit gets delivered 112 YEARS late


A POSTCARD has finally been delivered — 112 years after it was written.

The card was dated Christmas Eve in 1907 and had a message from Albert to Vie.

Michaela Webber, 24, would desperately like to find out if any of Albert or Violet’s family can be found so the postcard can be reunited

In it, he apologised for not being able to see her at Christmas but the hastily written message never arrived.

Instead, the card turned up this week in the post at the Plymouth home of Michaela Webber, 24.

She said: “It’s a bit of history. I’d love to see if any family could be found so we could reunite them.”

The card, which has a franked ½d Edward VII stamp, was addressed to Violet Wiltshire.

Albert’s message reads: “Dear Vie, Don’t be disappointed if I don’t come down tomorrow, Tuesday. I am feeling awful.”

The card was franked with a stamp from the reign of Edward VII

It has a picture of the now-demolished Crownhill Barracks in Plymouth.

Mum-of-one Michaela, a software tester, has established Violet lived in her home but died in 1990. She added: “We’d love to know who Albert is and what happened as he didn’t make it for Christmas.”

The Royal Mail said it was unlikely the card had been lost in its system for 112 years. It said: “It is likely that it was put back into the postal system by someone recently.”



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