A massive ‘Thank You’ to everyone who sent (or tried to send) a card in response to my earlier post about the impending 90th Birthday of a certain John Alfred Churchill esq. Mr Churchill loved receiving the cards and I sent him a copy of the original post with all of your kind comments attached. GIE’s comment was my favourite, “JC is a legend – I’ve missed being asked when it’s due”.
A certain pie salesman from Cornwall’s card was regarded by JC as an ‘Official’ one and much appreciated.
The Danish royalty card written in best tour-guide Danish prompted JC to say, ‘I’ve even had one in a foreign language’.
Rasp even managed to find a pop-up Emirates Stadium.
Peaches’ card was perfect for an old boy who still has an interest in pulling the birds! “I’ve still got all the equipment, but I’ve lost the instruction manual”.
GN5 wrote a paragraph about growing up near Highbury and being an Islington boy which was much appreciated by JC as another local lad.
Joney’s card (bottom right in the above photo) was based on 1925, JC’s year of birth.
It includes some 1925 information….
Headlines – First John Logie Baird TV picture transmitted,
New Arrivals – double decker buses with roofs, water skis, salad cream and Woodcraft Folk (?).
In the ‘Keeping You Entertained ‘ section – Top songs – Show me the way to go home, Yes Sir, she’s my baby and Dinah (as in ‘a yard above the knee’?).
Shopping Costs – New Morris Oxford £275, Bottle of Scotch 63p and 4 bed Detached house £1400.
A few of my favourite postmarks and stamps.
A special thanks to GIE for sending a special mini Gooners card. Harry bears a striking resemblance to JC even though there’s 88 or 89 years between them
Thank you all again. Your efforts in response to my request really made the old boy’s birthday a little different and special. Ta.
Written by chas