The Small Black Sister

This postcard was given to the museum last year – sent by a museum friend in Norfolk. The card picture is lovely, showing, as it does, the High Street with the Kings Arms pub which ceased trading a couple of years ago. This picture was taken by Mr Burgess, the Market Lavington professional photographer, almost certainly on July 16th 1913. Since then, the white cottage on the left has been demolished to improve traffic visibility at the crossroads but other than that, a view taken today would look similar although, of course, there would be plenty of motor cars to be seen.

1913 Postcard of Market Lavington

But as well as the picture, the message on the back is a delight and gives us little challenges to solve. Maybe you can help us.

Message sent by 'The small black Sister'

The message was sent from Mona Cottage in Market Lavington. We have not yet identified where that was. The wording certainly implies that the lady of nun like appearance outside The Kings Arms is ‘The small black Sister’ who signed the message. Who was she? I’m afraid we don’t know and nor do we know anything about the recipient – ‘My own sweet Sister Kitty’.

Main message which suggests that the nun in the photo is the small black Sister

Can you help us solve any of these enigmas? If so then do leave a message or contact the curator.


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