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Hotel Russell, London, England

This image shows the iconic Russell Hotel, which overlooks Russell Square in the Bloomsbury District of London, England.

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There is no description on the back of this card. The legend on the front reads:

Telephone No. Terminus 6479 (16 lines) P.B.E.

HOTEL RUSSELL

Telegrams: Hotel Russell, London

–The initials P.B.E. stand for private branch exchange, which is a small phone switch installed by the phone company for organizations with large numbers of rooms and a need for multiple incoming lines.

The Hotel Russell was recently purchased for renovation by the Prinicpal Hotel Company, and it to be renamed The Principal London.

This card was used and is dated 6 July 1930.

St. Audrie’s Bay, England

This image shows a collection of holiday visitors and swimmers gathered near the access to the beach at St. Audrie’s Bay in West Somerset, England.

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There is no description on the back of this card.

The location is now better known as West Quantoxhead. The town has been in existence since before the Norman Conquest. The name St. Audrey’s comes from a nearby parish church and manor house.

This postcard was used and is dated 13 August 1953.