File:Postcard from Margaret Ripley to her mother, sent 14 January 1915 (6244284931).jpg

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Sent by a nurse, Margaret Ripley, to her mother back in England.

Note that although the card is of Paris, the postmark shows this was sent after Margaret arrived in Berques, on the coast.

As far as I can tell (corrections and additions welcome) this reads: "A hard days work at last just done & back in our billet. Sister & I in room over a small station. {??] very nice people & most anxious to do all they can & we can sit in room at back of shop with fire they in kitchen so Todd[?] joins us & we are as comfortable as possible. I gave wrong address agian should not address hospital which is call[ed] St Union but just headquarters - St Winse*, Rue de College, Bergues if we get settled will give lodging ad[dress] but place so small may have to stay here. Mar"

It's interesting to note after several weeks in France this appears to be the first sense that Margaret has found 'proper' work and is likely to stay.

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Source Postcard from Margaret Ripley to her mother, sent 14 January 1915
Author whatsthatpicture from Hanwell, London, UK


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