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Westminster Abbey and Big Ben: Westminster Abbey, )founded by Edward the Confessor) was mainly built by Henry III in the 13th century as a fitting burial ground for English Sovereigns. Here the Kings and Queens of England are crowned;here are the graves of such famous men as Handel and Dickens, Newton and Stevenson, as well as memorials to those who lost their lives in the two world wars. Big Ben, the most popular landmark in London, stands in the background.

Physical Description

One color postcard with a divided back. The postcard was published by John Hinde in London, England and printed in the Irish Republic.

Condition

Used

Postmark Date

1967-08-05

Sender

S.M.S. [London, England]

Recipient

Miss Ann Murphy [San Diego, California]

Excerpt from Message

August 4th / We flew from Paris here yesterday at noon. Today we had an excursion to Windsor Castle, Eton School and Hampton Court Palace, the home of Cardinal Wolsey and later of Henry VIII – We enjoyed the day very much – leave for Island on Monday – Love S.M.S.

Language of Message

English

Language of Postcard

English

Location

United Kingdom—England—Greater London—London—City of Westminster—Westminster

Publisher

John Hinde Limited

Publisher Series

2L20

Photographer

John Hinde

Date Issued

1908-

Object Type

Postcard

Object Size

14 X 09 cm

Original Collection

San Diego College for Women Postcard Collection

Digital Collection

British Postcard Collection

Digital Publisher

Copley Library. University of San Diego

Collection Number

Westminster-83

Date Digitized

2013-10-23

Image Format

Image/JPEG

Repository

Special Collection. Copley Library, University of San Diego

Image File Location

O:\Archives\SDCW Postcard Collection\UnitedKingdom\LondonEngland\BoroughofWestminster-83A

Image File Size

324 KB

Copyright

Copyright not Evaluated

Keywords

Westminster (London, England), Westminster Abbey, Churches, Big Ben (Tower clock), Clock towers, Plazas, Monuments & memorials

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