Old postcard prompts search for Seawards

The old postcard of Ormskirk market sent to an address in Bridlington
The old postcard of Ormskirk market sent to an address in Bridlington

A postcard sent to a woman in Bridlington more than a century ago has sparked an appeal to see if a local family is still going strong.

Peter Lloyd said the postcard, bearing a half pence green stamp, was sent by a young lady to an address in Bridlington for a Miss Seaward, 25 St Anne’s Road.

It was sent to her, possibly in 1904, by a friend called Juliet in Ormskirk, where Mr Lloyd lives now.

The postcard, showing a busy day at the market, said: “Just to wish you a safe and pleasant journey tomorrow.

“The other side gives you an idea what our small place is like on Thursday afternoons.

“It was our Sunday School treat Wednesday and walked holes into our feet that day, it was so hot.

“Much love, Juliet.”

Mr Lloyd, who emailed the old postcard to us, said: “Looking at the 1911 census, there is a Mrs Seaward at 4 Stevensons Building, Bridlington.

“It would be nice to see if the name Seaward is still going strong in Bridlington and if so, whether any relatives who could throw some light on our very interesting search.”

Email newsdesk@bridlingtonfreepress.co.uk if you can help Mr Lloyd with his enquiry. Also, please let us know if you have any nostalgia pictures of the area to share.