A Postcard sent in January 1916 arrives 94 years later to the wrong address


In the year 1916 during the First World War, 19 years old soldier Alfred Arthur, wrote a letter to his sister Ellen (known as Nell) a day before he was sent to France from his camp Newhaven, East Sussex. The postcard never made it to its destination. Alfred died 2 years later and in 1964 his sister Nell passed away.

However the postcard finally arrived after 94 years and was delivered to the wrong address, but was close enough, in fact just opposite to the actual address. The postcard was delivered to the address in Norwich where Lauren Bleach lives. The couple were amused and could not believe their eyes. It took 94 years for the postcard to finally reach its destination and even then Royal mail delivered it to the wrong door.

A Postcard sent in January 1916 arrives 94 years later to the wrong address

The postcard had the following message

Dear Nell, just a postcard to let you know I have not forgotten you.

On the other side you will see our orders for next week. Poor me, I shall need your pity. Drop me a line.

….from brother Alfred.

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