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Postcard Album Nellie Maclaren - McLaren

2nd Prize for Repelition (Repetition?) of Multiplication Table presented to Miss Nellie Maclaren by Miss Foster, Woodvale, Grangersville June 1909

1904

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1) 4th March 1904 Postmark Bute Docks, Cardiff to Miss Nellie McLaren, 117 Lauton Road, Waterloo, Liverpool - To wee Nellie, from her loving G. P. & G. M.
2) 5th March 1904 Postmark Bute Docks, Cardiff - Miss McLaren, 117 Lauton Road, Waterloo, Liverpool - Nellie, We come back to Birtonhead(?) to finish (anymore) ? B. can't pinch me now
3) 30th June 1904 Postmark March/Manea to Miss McLaren, 117 Lantain(?) Rd., Waterloo, Liverpool - whatever!
4) 30th June 1904 Postmarks March/Manea to Nellie, 117 Lauton Road, Waterloo, Liverpool - all well. G.
5) 30th June 1904 Postmark Manea/March to Miss Nellie McLaren, 117 Lauton Road, Waterloo, Liverpool - from G. to N.
1905

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1) 17th January 1905 Postmark Co...? to Miss Nellie McLarin, 119 Lawton Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, England - Lou. & Kisses to wee Nellie
2) 14th March 1905 Postmark Glasgow to Miss Nellie McLaren, 117 Lawton Road, Waterloo, Liverpool - with love forever Nellie. I have a sweet heart for her. now? J. B. 14th-3-05

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1) 30th July 1905 Postmark Waterloo, Liverpool to Miss Nellie McLaren, 117 Lawton Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, England c/o Mrs. Milbray, Troutbeck, Windermere - Point House, Perim Islands x Nellie
2) 29th September 1905 Postmark Ballynahinch? to Mrs. J. McLaren, 117 Lawton Road, Waterloo, Liverpool - 28.9.05. Returning home tomorrow after a weekend stay here. Beautiful country and lovely weather. Kindest regards. M. L. Thompson
3) 14th December 1905 Postmark Grangemouth to Mrs. Black to the care of Mrs. McLaren, 117 Lawton Road, Waterloo, Liverpool
1906

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1) 18th January 1906 Postmark Grangemouth to Master James McLaren, 117 Laws?? Road, Waterloo, Liverpool
2) 11th April 1906 Postmark ? to Miss N. McLaren, 117 Lauton Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, England - Dear M. & N. We are both well & expect to leave here on Saturday night for Glasgow, three ? ? days ? going. Love
3) 10th July 1910 Postmark Tayport to Miss Mac Laren, 117 Lawton Road, Waterloo, Nr. Liverpool - Alma Cottage, Queen Street, Tayport. I believe I would not know you now for Chrissie will soon be as tall as I. She is a little better, we have just got George's letter at 8 a.m.. I am so happy to hear you are all well and have Father at home now with you. We would like to see your Grandma and Grandpa while they are so near us. The Doctor wants Chrissie and I to go inland among hills for a change to her. George will see John ? on Sat first at his office. How many cousins have you at Seaforth. Love to all of them. I have never seen your little Nelly. You will be a nice help to Mother. Chrissie is home when well. Wished love to you Aunt Mary G. Fife
4) 11th August 1906 Postmark Port St. Mary to Mrs. J. I. Black, 119 Lawton Road, Waterloo, Liverpool - Friday Evening. My Dear Father & Mother, Just a line to say I've got here all right, only it was ? & had some rain. Love from all Kate

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1) 4th October 1906 Postmark Waterloo, Liverpool to A. J. McLaren, Esq., 117 Lawton Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, England - We look right over this x, here we are, our address, Grand Hotel des Thermes Salsomaggiore. (Parma, Italy)
1907

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1) 23rd July 1907 Postmark Portobello to Mrs. Black, 119 Lawton Road, Waterloo, Liverpool - c/o Mrs. Bowman, 1 Bath Place, Portobello, Edinburgh. Tuesday. My Dear Mother, glad to see by your letter you were well and glad to say we are all well. Nellie is better. Splendid weather, went to top of Scott monument Castle & Holywood, yesday. Lizzie Watt was at bath ? to-day they expect to see us when infection is gone which I don't intend to do at all, all send love to you & will write you tomorrow. Jim(?) is well, from your loving daughter K. ?
2) 24th July 1907 Postmark Waterloo, Liverpool to Miss McLaren, c/o Mrs. Bowman, 1 Bath Place, Portobello, Scotland - Dear Mary, We are not going away until a fortnight, and then I think we are going to Colwyn Bay. I have just had a card from Kath: Hope you are all enjoying yourselves. With love from Bessie
3) 25th July 1907/4th August 1907 Postmarks Portobello/Aden to Mr. John McLaren, Supt. Engineer, Perim Coal Co. Ltd., Perim Island, ? Aden - Portobello. Jack thinks you would like to see this Scotchman, from Edinburgh Castle. Love from all, Mary, Jack. From Nellie & C. McL.
1908

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1) Miss Nellie Maclaren Nov. 1908
2) 15th December 1908 Postmark Aden? to Miss Nellie McLaren, 149 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - My Dear Nellie, is this some like the people who live in Scotland, would this suit Jim. M??? Xmas 1908
3) 15th December 1908 Postmark Aden to Master John McLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Dear Jack it is sometimes since I heard from you, how do you like the new place to live in. Xmas 1908
1909

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1) 1st January 1909 Postmark Barry ? to Mrs. J. Maclaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - New Years Day. Mrs. Maclaren, Just a few lines to say we are off, rather hard lines sailing on New Years Day. Mrs. M. & the Girls left this morning for Dundee, the 8.40 train from Cardiff. I have Mr. Maclarens parcel in change, having got it from Edwards so you may depend it will be delivered safely. Happy New Year to self & family. I. M.
2) 12th July 1909 Postmark Grangemouth to Miss Nellie MacLaren, To Mrs. Scott, Athole House, Wellington Street, Dunoon - Dear Nellie, Miss Foster was here with the photo and she was asking for you. I will be going away next Saturday. We had a bad thunder shower yesterday. Jack
3) 15th July 1909 Postmark Glasgow to Miss Nellie McLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - We have had a lovely holiday & on our way home in the "?" Love from John

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1) 19th July 1909 Postmark Lynn to Mrs. J. Black, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - S.S. Duchess, Lynn. I arrived here safely last night, we had a fine passage. This is a lovely place. Jack
2) 2nd August 1909 Postmark Kennoway to Master James MacLaren, The Haven, Boness Road, Grangemouth, Stirlingshire - Dear Jim, How are you? I suppose you will soon be back at school. How is Sammy, is he better. Love to all From M. B. McL(?) P.S. We are both quiet sun burnt. I have a fine joke for you when I come home. Love Mary. I am going to lunch in 1 hr. Don't forget to answer. Special. Is that womans name across the road Robinson or Robertson. Special. Don't forget to answer what is at the bottom at the soonest possible.
3) 3rd August 1909 Postmark Kennoway to Miss Nellie McLaren, The Haven, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Stirlingshire - 5.8.09 Dear Nell, We are having rare weather. I have been lots of walks with Grandma. I was at church here on Sunday. How is Sammy getting on. You have never let me know. We are all well, hoping you are the same. Give my love to Jack & ask him if he liked the sail. With love to all from your Loving Sister Molly Bawn? P.S. Are there many roses out. M.
4) 5th August 1909 Postmark Kennoway to Miss N. Maclaren, The Haven, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Stirlingshire - Dear Nell, How are you getting on. I suppose Miss Foster will be home again. Will you be glad to get us home again? We are both enjoying ourselves. We are having a very warm day to-day. How is jack & Jim behaving. I will now close. That is a nice P.C. for your Album isn't it. With love From Mary 5.8.09
5) 6th August 1909 Postmark Kennoway to Mr. Jack MacLaren, The Haven, Boness Road, Grangemouth, Stirlingshire - Dear Jack, This is another for your collection. This is a boiling hot day. Hope to see you all on Tuesday. Do you still go with Peter Thomson. With Best Love. From Your Loving Sister Mary
6) 4th August 1909 Postmark Seaforth, Liverpool to Mrs. J. McLaren, 149 Bo'ness Road, The Haven, Grangemouth, Scotland - 20 Bridge Road, Lillieland. Mr Dear Kate, Very many thanks for the butter which I received this morning. It was a very acceptable present. C. & J. are in Edinburgh just now & Lizzie was asking your address so they may be giving you a visit one of these days. I will be sending them your address in a day or two. Had a post card from Mary, they are enjoying their holiday. Hoping you are keeping well. With love in which Alex joins Believe me. From your loving Sister Isabel xxx


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1) 9th August 1909 Postmark Kennoway(?) to Mr. James McLaren, The Haven, Boness Road, Grangemouth, Stirlingshire - Dear Jim, Just a P.C. to say we are coming home tomorrow. We expect to catch the 1.5 train from Falkirk or perhaps it may be the one after. Ask Jack if he is coming to meet us. Having most delightful weather. With love from Mar
2) 31st December 1909 Postmark Edinburgh to Miss Nellie McLaren, The Haven, Grangemouth, Scotland - 106 Thilestane(?) Road, Edinburgh. Dec. 31. 1909 This comes to wish you a very Happy New Year, from Miss Foster
1910

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1) 5th May 1910 Postmark ? to Miss Nellie McLarin, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - 4.5.1910. Dear Nellie, The place on the other side is where Mother and you will meet me this lunch time & come ? ? ? ?
2) 29th June 1910 Postmark Oban to Miss N. McLaren, The Haven, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Stirlingshire - D. N. I am enjoying Oban very much, it is a lovely place and the weather is fine, this is a lovely big building up on the hill which has never been finished. Love from Ruby
3) 16th July 1910 Postmark Islandmagee to Mrs. J. McLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, N. ? - Sat. Dear Kate(?), Sorry you were not able to get down. Hope Nellie better and all feeling better of holiday. The spot underneath x is the house, enjoying it very much. Hope got home safely. Mary
4) 3rd August 1910 Postmark ? to Miss N. McLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - S.S. Aberfoyle, Kronstadt, Monday. Dear Nellie, This is just a P.C. to let you know that I had a fine passage from Thurs. The Cholera fever is very bad here about 100 people die every week. Jack

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1) 16th September 1910 Postmark Ryde(?), I. Of Wight to Miss Nellie McLaren, The Haven, Boness Road, Grangemouth - Is not this a nicer place than Bangor? Good wishes from J. H.

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1) 22nd October 1910 Postmark Aden to Miss Nellie McLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Dear Nellie, Thanks for your letter. When did you pick up the Anney Songs. Have you ? ? I sometimes think of some especially as ? ? ? this photo. x to all from Father
2) 5th November 1910 Postmark Dufftown to Miss M. E. B. McLaren, The Haven, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth - 4.11.10. I am feeling a lot better now of the change. I have been ordered by the doctor to stay here for a month yet, but I expect to be home before that. Hope you are still behaving and all at home well. J. A. C.
3) 16/12/1910. Dear Mary, I am sorry to say I just happened to miss you on Thursday evening. Mr. S. told me he had seen you off. Will be down on Sunday evening at seven, weather permitting. Hope you got home alright. J. R. will be with me, so I hope M. M. will be there too. Love from Johnnie
4) 23rd December 1910 Postmark ? to Mr. McLaren, The Perim Coal Co. Ltd., Perim, Via Aden - A Happy New Year to you and good luck. C. F.
1911

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1) 10th April 1911 Postmark Rangoon to Miss Nellie McLaren, The Haven, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Debigh Hall, Rangoon April 9th '11. Dear Nellie, How are you getting on, is Jack going to bring you an elephant & a black boy. Suppose you are having Easter holidays now. S. M??
2) 22nd May 1911 Postmark ? to Miss M. McLaren, 149 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - S.S. Langton Hall, Marseilles 22.5.11 Dear Mary, Just a P.C. to let you know that I haven't forgotten to answer your letters. I always think it was mother who wrote them till after they were away. This Island is where monte cristo tied himself in a bag & threw himself over the cliffs so the story goes. This is a fine place. Love to all I remain your loving brother. Jack
3) 1st June 1911 Postmark Dunoon to Miss Maclaren, The Haven, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth - Ravan House, East Bay, Dunoon. Dear Mary, I hope this finds you well. The weather has been until to-night, all that could possibly be desired/ Hope to hear from you soon. Johnnie
4) 16th June 1911 Postmark Poplar to Miss N. McLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - S.S. Langton Hall, London. Dear Nell, Tell Mother to write on 7th July to address below. With best love to all. I remain your ever loving brother Jack. S.S. Langton Hall, c/o Hall Line? Agents, Singapore
5) 4th August 1911 Postmark ???orn to Mrs. McLaren, 149 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth - We are enjoying our Holiday very much, and having lovely weather. Kind regards from C. Gourlay
6) 14th August 1911 Postmark Perth to Miss N. Maclaren, The Haven, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth - Dear Miss Nellie, I suppose your holidays will now be drawing to a close. Have you ever been in this town, or rather, fair city yet? Give my kind regards to all. Kind regards Johnnie
7) 13th November 1911 Postmark La Havre to Miss N. McLaren, 149 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - S.S. Langton Hall, La Havre 12.11.11. Dear Nell, Received your Port Said letter here & was glad to see that you hadn't forgotten your promise, so poor old Dicky is dead Eh, perhaps he caught a cold in the train. I will be home in a fortnight Nell, we come to Glasgow so you will be able to meet me at G. eh. Will write later on love, Jack
8) 4th December 1911 Postmark Seacombe Birkenhead to Miss N. McLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - S.S. Langhorn Hall, Birkenhead. Dear Nell, Having rotten weather here, rain all the time, hope you will drop a note before we leave. Love to all, Jack. P.S. How would you like to be here.

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1) 26th December 1911 Postmark Bloomfield to Mrs. J. McLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, N. B. - Midlothian 28-12-11. My Dear Kate, Thanks for letter. Mary & Miss McD. were here y'day. Sorry Mary did not. Hope if she is here when I return, will be glad to see her. Wishing you all a Happy New Year. Mary?
1912

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1) 2nd March 1912 Postmark ? to Mrs. John MacLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland, N.B. - S.S. Langton Hall, Colombo, March 2nd. My Dear Mother, Just a P.C. to let you know that we arrived here safely after a five days run from Rangoon. Leaving here to night for Port Said, no news of discharge ? yet. Had a letter from Dad. Best love Jack
2) 6th March 1912 Postmark Colombo to Miss N. MacLaren, 149 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - S.S. Langton Hall, Colombo, March 2nd. Dear Nell, Would you sooner be here than at G. This is the entrance to Colombo in bad weather, are leaving here to-night. Love Jack
3) 11th May 1912 Postmark Middlesbrough to Mrs. John MacLaren, 149 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - S.S. Langton Hall, Middlesborough, Saturday 10th 8 a.m. My Dear Mother, Leaving here for Antwerp today noon. Send things to London in good time. Bound to sail on the 18th inst. Write London on Monday. Best Love to all Jack
4) 11th May 1912 Postmark Middlesbrough to Miss N. MacLaren, 149 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - S.S. Langton Hall, Middlesbrough, Saturday 11th. Dear Nell, Just a P.C. to let you see what Middlebro is like. The town is very smokey & dirty but the parks are fine. I hope you are having a good time in G. Love to all, Jack
5) 16th May 1912 Postmark Poplare to Miss M. MacLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - S.S. Langton Hall, S. W. India Dk? London. Dear Mabs, How would this place suit you any better than G. Having a grand time here. Love Jack
6) 16th May 1912 Postmark Poplare to Mrs. John MacLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - S.S. Langton Hall, S. W. India Dk. London. May 16th. My Dear Mother, Just a P.C. to let you know that I received parcel here this morning, I had just got back from posting of our letter when it came. Thanks very much for contents. I'll have a feed one of these nights. Mary might have pos???? that pipe rack, will write again tomorrow. Love to all Jack
7) 18th May 1912 Postmark Poplare to Miss N. Maclaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - S.S. Langton Hall, S. W. India D? London. Sat. 18th. Dear Nell, Received your P.C. here this morning, glad to see your all well. Am writing Mother. Leaving tonight for another six months. Love to all. Jack Bye Bye x
8) 17th July 1912 Postmark Kirkcaldy to Miss N. McLaren, 149 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth - Having grand weather. P. D.
9) 20th July 1912 Postmark London to Miss Nellie Helen McLaren, Thornbrook, Princetown |Road, Bangor, Co. Down, Ireland - Dear Nellie, I expect you are running after the boys now and enjoying yourself. I expect it will be a change in Bangor this year. Jim

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1) 20th July 1912 Postmark London to Miss Nellie Maclaren, Thornbrook, Princetown Road, Bangor, Co. Down, Belfast - Dear Nellie, I hope you are better of sea-sickness if you had any. I went across this bridge yesterday to see all the docks. How would you like to be here. Jim
2) 20th July 1912 Postmark London to Miss Mary Maclaren, Thornbrook, Princetown Road, Bangor, Co. Down, Belfast - Dear Mary, I hope you are enjoying yourself and not flirting with all the boys. You should come here to see the stiles. Jim
3) 20th July 1912 Postmark London to Miss N. H. P. Maclaren, Thornbrook, Princetown Road, Bangor, Co. Down, Ireland - Dear Sniper, I was through this rotten hole yesterday but quite enjoyed myself. Jim
4) 22nd July 1912 Postmark Brighton/Grangemouth to Thornbrook, Princetown Road, Bangor, Co. Down Mrs. M. E. B. McLaren, The Haven, Boness Road, Grangemouth - Sunday. Spending a quiet week end here. How is Grangemouth looking? With kind regards. ???
5) 5th August 1912 Postmark Kennoway to Miss M. Maclaren, Thornbrook, Princetown Road, Bangor, Co. Down, Ireland - 3rd August 1912. Many Happy Returns of the 5th. Tell Your Mother that I am badly needing a shave. Yours Brother Jim.
6) 13th August 1912 Postmarks Bangor and Aden to Mr. J. McLaren, Supt. Engineer c/o Perim Coal Co. Ltd., Perim Island, Red Sea, Via Aden - My dear Father, I do not admire your taste in boys. How is your little ? dog getting on. Best love from all. Nellie

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1) 28th August 1912 Postmark Port-Said, Egypt to Miss N. MacLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - S.S.? Langton Hall, Post Said, 26.8.12 Dear Nell, Just a P.C. to let you know that we will be in London on the 10th or 11th of Sept., so will be home again soon. Best Love, Jack
2) 31st August 1912 Postmark Blundell Sands to Miss H. P. McLaren, The Haven, Grangemouth, Scotland - Tell Mother I received letter. What is the matter with L.O. What do you think of these P.P.C.'s. Don't forget to write soon. Yrs. Bob
3) 31st August 1912 Postmark Blundell Sands to Miss H. P. McLaren, The Haven, Grangemouth, Scotland - Written to you yet. Poor Sean. I suppose you miss me very much. I was at "The Chocolate Soldier" it was very good.
4) 5th October 1912 Postmark Criffe(?) to Mrs. McLaren, The Haven, Boness Road, Grangemouth - This is where we are spending  our holiday. My usual luck can't get out, ill since Sunday but I'm feeling better today and about to be up, weather ? good ? ? ? ? ?
5) 15th November 1912 Postmark Brooklyn N.Y. to Miss Mary Maclaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Dear Mary or Marg, You would like to be here. This building we passed when we arrived at New York. Love to all. Jim
6) 19th November 1912 Postmark Brooklyn N.Y. to Miss N. Maclaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Dear Nell, Many happy returns of your birthday. how is Sam getting on. Jim

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1) 31st December 1912 Postmark Falkirk to Mrs. John McLaren, The Haven, Boness Road, Grangemouth - Learmouth Street, 31/12/12 Wishing you all a happy & prosperous new year. J. Mackie
1913

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1) 22nd January 1913 Postmark Aden to Mr. J. McLaren, S. E. Perin? Coal Co. Ltd., Perin Island - 13.1.13 many thanks for card. Happy New Year to you and all your staff, trusting you are well. Yours sincerely E. N.(?)
2) 16th March 1913 Postmark Napoli to Miss N. MacLaren, 149 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - S.S. City of Lincoln, Naples, March 1913. Dear Nell, What about that letter you promised me! I think that little boy is taking up your time to much. Leaving here for Algiers on Thursday next. Have had no news of coming home yet. Bye, Bye for the present with love from Jack
3) 29th April 1913 Postmark Brooklyn, N.Y. to Miss Maclaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - S/S Kabinga. Dear Nell, Hope you have passed your exams and beaten me. Your loving brother. Jim
4) 11th May 1913 Postmark Port Said to Miss N. MacLaren, The Haven, Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - S.S. City of Lincoln, Port Said, Egypt, Sat. 10th May. Dear Nell, Just a P.C. Hoping to find you all quite well in ? Having a good time. Had a fine passage out. Love from Jack
5) 11th August 1913 Postmark Dunkerque Otier Port to Miss N. MacLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - S/S City of Lincoln, Dunkirk, 10/8/13 Dear Nell, Thanks for letter. Will be home for next week end. Love to all. J. MacLaren
6) s/s City of Lincoln, Post Said, Sept. 11th. 1913. Dear Jim, Just a P.C. trusting to find you enjoying the best of health and times in the Kabingor(?) as this leaves me doing likewise here. Had a grand time at home with Dad this time. All your pals are asking after you. How are you liking the sea now Jim. I wish my time was out but it is only a little over a year to go now so I can't grumble. Hoping you are checking in to your books. Best Love & Wishes for a good passage home. Your loving Brother Jack

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1) 20th November 1913 Postmark Tilbury to Mrs. John MacLaren, The Haven, Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - S/S City of Lincoln. Tilbury, Thursday 21st 1913 Dear Mother, Just another P.C. hoping to find you all quite well as this leaves me in my usual. We are to be here for a day or so yet, when we got over to Dunkirk to finish, we are to have a good stay in ??????, this time about sixteen days I believe. We sail from L/??? for Calcutta again on the 24th of December. I wonder if we will get Christmas in the U.K. I am hoping so. I see by the papers that the Ka????? is in Cardiff? To ?im on her or is he at home. When does he expect to sail, has dad left for Perim if at all going well we aught to be in Glasgow next Saturday, and you can expect me home on the same day. How are they all in Edinburgh. Best love to all & hoping to hear from you soon. Jack
2) 31st December 1913 Postmark Callander to Miss Nellie McLaren, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth - Davoar, Callander. 30:12:13 Mein liebe Nellie, Danke sehr fur die schone Weihnachts karte. Hast du gute Weihnaehtsferien? Viele Geschenke und viele Karten? Es ist gehd kalt hier und die Vojelchen auchen Futter im garten und picken krumchen und brot anders Fenster Gluckliches neujahs von L. B. S.
1914
 
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1) 2nd January 1914 Postmark Gourock, Renfrewshire to Miss N. MacLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Rockhill House, Gourock 2nd Jan '14. Please thank your Mother for her letter which I received the other day. We are having splendid weather down here, cold & plenty of skating. I wrote Jack to Port Said so I hope he gets the letter. Kindest regards. W. Morrison
2) 4th February 1914 Postmark Liverpool to Mrs. R. Bowman, 65 Spottiswoode Street, Edinburgh, Scotland - 3/2/1914 My dear Mary, I have been anxiously waiting for an answer to my letter, hope you and the family are keeping well. I have got a nasty cold in my throat. Write soon. With fondest love to Baby & yourself, kindest regards to Bob. Jas.?
3) 8th May 1914 Postmark Bangor to Miss McLaren, The Haven, Grangemouth, Scotland - Hope to see you & Mother here in the summer.
4) S/S City of Lincoln, Suez, May 12th 1914. Received your welcome letter at Port Said, glad to see you were all well. Due to sail from Calcutta June 18th only a twenty days stay. Best love & Wishes to all, Your Ect. Jack
5) 12th May 1914 Postmark Edinburgh to Miss N. McLaren, 149 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Love from James to Aunt Helen & tell mother he cut two teeth today. J. B.?

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1) 4th June 1914 Postmark Brooklyn, N.Y. to Miss McLaren, 149 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - 2/6/14 New York. Dear Nell, We expect to leave here on the 6th for ? Port Said, Aden, Bombay, Colombo, Tuticorin, Pondieherry and Calcutta. How are you getting on at school. Love to all. Loving Brother Jim
2) 24th December 1914 Postmark Bangor to Miss Nellie McLaren, 1 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Wishing you a Happy Xmas. A. Hanna
1915

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1) 4th January 1915 Postmark ? to Miss N. MacLaren, The Haven, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - s/s City of Marseilles at Calcutta Jan, 4th 1915. Dear N. Leaving here tonight for London, via Colombo and Suez. How is Gmouth looking. Don't forget to write Tilbury when the time comes. In for a fine long holiday this time Nell. Love to all Yours etc. Jack
2) 21st April 1915 Postmark Melbourne to Miss N. MacLaren, The Haven, Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - 20/4/15 Having a good time here. Hope you will not forget to write soon. Jim
3) 19th July 1915 Postmarks Grangemouth/Dunmore to Miss Nellie McLaren, c/o Mrs. J. Bowman, 36 Hamilton Road, Bangor, Co. Down - Dear Nellie, I have forgot the address in Bangor. Hope you have enjoyed your holiday. Please excuse the spelling, have not been to school for 3 weeks. best love Jim


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1) 25th July 1915 Postmark Maidens - Miss Nellie McLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth - 6 Sea View, Maidens. 24/7/15. Dear Nellie, I am having a fine holiday here, in spite of bad weather. Yesterday was the first really good day. I hope you are enjoying your holiday and getting better weather than we have had. Your loving school friend. Nellie Barr
2) 5th August 1915 Postmark Grangemouth to Miss H. P. MacLaren, c/o Mrs. Bowman, 36 Hamilton Road, Bangor, Co. Down, Ireland - The Haven, Grangemouth. Dear Nell, How will this one do you. Hope you are enjoying yourself. Love to all. Jim (on front - All the girls want souvenir buttons - I won't part with any more!)
3) 7th August 1915 Postmark Ayr to Miss N. McLaren, c/o Mrs. J. Bowman, Avontyne, 36 Hamilton Road, Bangor, Co. Down, Ireland - 28 St. Leonards Road, Ayr. Dear Nelly, Hope you received my letter all right. Am having a great time. Love Dorothy
4) 27th August 1915 Postmark Londonderry to Miss N. McLearn, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Derry 27/8/15 Will write soon with promised photo. Sammie

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1) 7th September 1915 Postmark ? to Miss Nellie McLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Crilly House, Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone. This is where I am spending my holidays, only out in the country: its a great difference to Bangor but all the visitors have left Bangor now so its not so bad. With love from Daisy Montgomery (on front - Doctors, Hotel, Post Office, Motor Works)

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1) 10th September 1915 Postmark Helens Bay to Miss Nellie McLaren, The Haven, Grangemouth, Scotland - Dear Nellie, here we are having tea at this old inn, when you come over next time we will have to come. love to Mother & Grandma. Mary is ever so much better. E. Bowman
2) 13th September 1915 Postmark Denny to Miss N. McLaren, 149 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth - Denny. Dear Nellie, Having a fine time. Coming home at 7.10 p.m. on Tues. Excuse this short note as I am writing it in the shop. With Best Love & Kisses. P. N.
3) 18th September 1915 Postmark Helen's Bay? to Mrs. J. J.? Black, c/o Mrs. J. Maclaren, 149 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Dear Grandma, This is a very old fashioned place as Mother will tell you. Baby? Mrs. B. Bob & J. are here for a drive, Love from Maud? Mary?
1916

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1) 15th June 1916 Postmark Whit? Arran to Miss N. McLaren, The Haven, 149 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Thursday. 15-6-16. Dear Nellie, I was just thinking of writing to you when I received your letter. We have had some fine boating coming across bottle-nosed whales & such like. The weather just now is Ares Beaux. Hope you had a nice picnic. Yours Truly, Jeanie. I send my love to the class.
2) 11th July 1916 Postmark ? to Miss Nellie McLaren, c/o Beresford Boarding House, Kinnegar, Bangor, Co. Down, Ireland - c/o Mrs. Jones, 23 Hamilton Terrace, Lamlash, Arran. Dear Nellie, Came here last Sat. & expect to leave next Sat. I suppose you heard Lizzie has a new ? Got your P.C. on Friday. Having a good time. This walk might suit you. I wish I was beside you in Ireland and for a wee while. See & behave yourself. Love Lucie
3) 19th July 1916 Postmark Belleeks, Co. Armagh to Miss Nellie McLaren, c/o Beresford Boarding House, Kinnegar, Bangor, Co. Down, Ireland - Enjoying myself just A. 1. and having the best of weather. Fondest love Molly
4) 7th August 1916 Postmark Girvan to Miss McLaren, The Haven, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth - Dear Nell, I am having a ripping time. Will write later. Chump was as brown as a berry. I expect you will be the same. I am ? comes on Sat & I am longing for it. Love & Kisses Mae
5) 10th August 1916 to Mrs. John McLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Stirling???, Scotland - S/S City of Lahore 10.8.16. Received letter with Hp. note enclosed. Glad to see all well, leaving tomorrow Liverpool. Hoping to see you soon. Yours ect. J. McL.
6) 17th August 1916 Postmark Alexandria to Miss N. McLaren, The Haven, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth - Avenue Cottage, Alexandria. Dear Nellie, Having a fine time here. Sorry I could not wait longer on Wednesday, With love from Jean

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1) 2nd September 1916 Postmark Portrush to Miss Nellie McLaren, The Haven, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - "Some" life here I reculate tons of pleasure & delightful weather. You could stick a month here I am sure. xxx C. S.
2) 13th September 1916 to Miss Nellie McLaren, The Haven, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Winding up my holidays with a quiet week here - "harvesting" some lovely moonlight nights - what a pity you're not here, you know what I mean. Cecil
3) 15th September 1916 Postmark Field Post Office to Miss Nellie McLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Dear Nellie, Did you receive my letter yet? If you have, please hurry up and reply as I'm anxious to hear from you again. I am still doing well, hoping you are the same, so hurry up Nellie and let me know all the news and whether you are still in love with me or not. ? love from Yours I. or J.

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1) 4th November 1916 Postmark ? to Miss Nellie McLaren, The Haven, Bo ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Sorry about letter, will write when I get back to town. All quiet here. Cecil
2) 29th December 1916 Postmark Bangor, Co. Down to Mr. R. M. Bowman, The Haven, Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Charlotte out in the Country, will wire as soon as I see her (Charge of the Ulster Division)

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1) 1916 Postmark Seagate(?) to Miss Nellie McLaren, c/o Beresford Boarding House, Kinnegar, Bangor, Co. Down, Ireland - Dear Nell, Thanks for your P.C. I got it just before I left. I am spending the first week of my Holiday here. I am glad you are having a jolly time. I can give you no news of Jean, as I have had no word from her, since I saw you last. Love from Marion. I haven't seen Geordie for some time. ? ? ? ? ? ? Will write you when I get home.
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1) 25th April 1917 Postmark Grangemouth to Miss N. McLaren, 35 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland, 36 Hamilton Road, Bangor, Co. Down, Ireland - How are you doing. Miss you terrible. Your old playmate. B. K. Write 110a Bennett Avenue, Vianville, Montreal, Canada
2) 6th May 1917 Postmark Cork to Miss N. McLaren, c/o Mrs. Bowman, Hamilton Road, Bangor, Co. Down - Cheerie-oh from Cork, Sat. morning. Just waiting to go off to my little bare home in the West, nearly missed the bus at Belfast and at Dublin, I wish I had. Now be good till I C. U. again. C. Solbeck(?) or Pollick?
3) 13th May 1917 B.E.F. - Dear Nellie, It is such a long time since I heard from  you that I thought you might be ill. I hope you might be ill. I hope you are quite well so please drop a line & let me know. We are having splendid weather just now & I hope it keeps up as we move to the trenches very soon. What do you think of this P.C.? I hope you had a good holiday & I suppose by the time this reaches you, you will be back in Grangemouth. Hoping to have a letter from you by return. Yours in haste Adam
4) 13th May 1917 Postmark Kilworth, Cork to Miss N. McLaren, The Haven, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - No. 9 Hut D. Coy. No. 7 O.C. Batt. Moore Park, Kilworth, Co. Cork. Hope you arrived quite safely. This river runs through the grounds of the camp. I have bathed in it two or three times. The weather has broken again. N. I.
5) 31st May 1917 Postmark Co. Cork to Miss N. McLaren, The Haven, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth - This is where we sometimes start off on rowing expeditions. The scenery is fine. The river is the Blackwater, N. I.

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1) 1st June 1917 B.E.F. - My Dear Nellie, Delighted to receive your letter to-day. I feel as though I must answer it at once but as I am extremely busy, I have just time to drop you this P.C. I notice you will soon be crossing to Bangor again. I only wish I could be there at the same time, I would enjoy seeing you again. Of course Nellie you & I only met once or twice in the Club in a friendly way, & times have changed a lot since then. I am sure you would not recognize me if I walked down Main Street, Bangor & happened to meet you. What do you say? You say in your letter that you have no nice boys about Bangor & that you  are always left out in the cold, but I am sure that is not the case, eh! Nellie Well, I must close now, so be a dear & write by return. Fond love, Yours Affect. Adam
2) 8th June 1917 Postmark Aberdeen to Miss N. MacLaren, The Haven, Boness Road, Grangemouth - Dear N. I ought to have written by this time, but I have been out a good deal. I have a very good time here, no scrubbing or heavy work as I thought I would have how for the girls month. Aberdeen is a fine spot, we have about ??? soldiers here & the nurses are all very nice. Well, Nellie, give my regards to your Mother & Grandma. My address is Nurses Home, ???mill, Aberdeen & I would be pleased to hear from you. Peggie
3) 20th July 1917 Postmark Bangor, Co. Down to The Misses McLaren & Purdon & Mr. Wright, Beresford House, Bangor, Co. Down - What's the Betting? on front Nellie Davie Blue Eyes or Brown or Hazel Grey???
4) 23rd July 1917 Postmark Leith to Miss Nellie McLaren, The Haven, Boness Road, Grangemouth - Dear Nellie, I am spending a week here. Weather glorious, bathing everyday. There are plenty of Sailors here, I know you are fond of them. Best love, Marion
5) 25th July 1917 Postmark Portrush to Miss N. McLaren, Beresford House, Bangor, Co. Down - Its well you are at Bangor, this is the limit. N.D.G. we hope you are having a good time those nights at the Hobbies. Kindest regards P. or D. & P.

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1) 1st August 1917 Postmark Warrenpoint to Miss N. McLaren, The Haven, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth - Just here with my chum for the evg. but its N.B.G. compared to Bangor. Kind Regards Philip F. Irwin
2) 1st August 1917 Postmark Fifeshire to Miss Nellie McLaren, 149 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth - Billow-Ness, Lundin Links, Fife, 31/7/17. D/N., I am spending my holidays here this year. I hope you are enjoying yourself as I am at present. Please write to me some time soon, a nice long letter with all the news you can think of. Love from Bessie Kennedy
3) 2nd August 1917 B.E.F. - Dear Nellie, What has come over you? I haven't heard from you for a long time. Do hurry & drop me a line as I am patiently waiting. Hope you are keeping well. With love, Adam
4) 8th August 1917 B.E.F. - My Dear Nellie, Your welcome letter to hand to-day. I really thought you had forgotten me altogether, as it is such a long time since I heard from you. However I will forgive you this time, but please don't let it occur again. We are having rotten weather out here at present. I hope it is better at Bangor. I expected to get leave at the beginning of this month. In fact it was my turn, but something unforeseen has occurred & I will not be able to get leave now for another fortnight. There are others like myself, so I mustn't grumble. However if I am spared I shall certainly be home in a fortnight. I should very much like to see you Nellie & have a nice chat, what say you? This is all at present. Write by return. Fond Love, Yours affect. Adam

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1) 8th August 1917 Postmark Dublin to Miss N. McLaren, Beresford House, Bangor, Co. Down - Dublin 7th August 1917. Dear Nellie, Hope you are continuing to enjoy your holiday. Sorry I did not see you to say good-bye. When you last saw mw I was busy. I had spent nearly an hour over ? ?, then went to the Grand Hotel for tea which took a very long time. Did you see who was with me? In case you didn't it was Mr. S. He was back in the office on Monday. Both of us have ? our usual Fri? business attitudes. Kind regards from Florrie(?)
2) 10th August 1917 Postmark Belfast to Miss N. McLaren, Bresford House (Beresford), Queen's Parade, Bangor, Co. Down - 66 Upper Library Street, Belfast Dear Nellie, I hope you are still enjoying your holiday at Bangor. I expect to go down about the end of month, and will be very glad to again see you. I had a long letter from Jack yesterday and he still asks for you. With love, From Gretta
3) 11th August 1917 Postmark Drumaness, Ballynahinch to Miss McLaren, Bersford House, Bangor, Co. Down - Dear Miss McLaren, How are you getting along, I was thinking about you all yesterday, and wondering what you would be doing seeing it was so wet. Does Stanley still pay you a visit, he was showing me a pack of cards he had got on Wednesday. Love from Vie
4) 12th August 1917 Postmark Dublin to Miss Nellie McLareen, Beresford House, Kinegar, Bangor, Co. Down - I got back all right and feel very well after Bangor, I suppose you are still ? yourself. If you are writing to Miss D. can u tell her I was asking for her & am ? have been in Wednesday morning when I called. Yours N. Maybey? 79 South Circular Road, Portabello, Dublin.

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1) 13th August 1917 Postmark Bangor, Co. Down to Miss Nellie McLaren, The Haven, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Sorry to here you had flown when I arrived to-day. Hope you got home safely. J. C.
2) 13th August 1917 Postmark Newcastle to Miss N. McLaren, Beresford House, Queens Parade, Bangor - Having a great time here, enjoying myself with a few of the B. Army. Saw N. McMillan here on Sat. he is looking fine. Ethel. Somerville, Bryansford Road, Newcastle

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1) 11th September 1917 Postmark Sheerness to Miss H. P. McLaren, 149 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Love & x's from James to Aunt Nellie (on back - Coiffure in the Trenches "Keep yer 'ead still, or I'll 'ave yer blinkin' ear off"
2) 11th September 1917 Postmark Sheerness to Mrs. John McLaren, 149 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Dear Mother(?) This is ?'s birthday, Bob is out at sea. How is my precious baby? We are having delightful weather & ? is splendid. You would like here very much, the country is so beautiful. Wish I could send you some fruits. Yours Mary (on front - The Conscientious Exhilarator "Every encouragement should be given for singing and whistling" That painstaking fellow, Lieut. Orpheus, does his best, but finds it uphill work at times)

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1) 17th September 1917 Postmark Reading to Miss N. McLaren, The Haven, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - This is a lovely river. Was on it about 5 hours on Saturday. Weather very much improved. Hope you are A. 1. leaving next week for C. B??  N. J.
2) 23rd September 1917 B.E.F. (Gladys Cooper) My Dearest Nellie, Just a Card to let you know I have again arrived in France. I felt very miserable since I left you, but I only hope that it won't be very long until I see you again. I trust you got home safely on Wednesday night, & did not encounter any obstacles. I intended to send this P.C. from London but had no time. Don't forget to write me a nice long letter Nellie by return, as I am waiting anxiously for one. It is very hot to-day, and I have my long march yet to the trenches, but I don't move up to the afternoon. I hope your mother is keeping well. This is all just at present, but I will write you a letter as soon as I settle down. With Fondest Love from your affect. Adam xxxxxx
3) To Nellie From Adam, With Fond Love, Frances, Xmas 1917

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1) 25th September 1917 Postmark Port Said to Miss Nell McLaren, The Haven, Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - On Active Service. Alexandria, Egypt 19-9-17. Dear Nell, Hope you got home safe, did they say good-bye alright in Bangor. Do you remember on the wall in front of Oriel House (push) Got no mail here yet. Best love. Eric. Glorious weather here, leave on Sat. for somewhere else, but not ????. Write soon. Eric?
2) 26th September 1917 Postmark Portabello, Midlothian to Miss N. McLaren, The Haven, Boness Road, Grangemouth - Portabello. Having a good time. Wish you were only here too. Weather most unsettled, yesterday was fine but its raining to-day. Lots of love. Lily
3) 18th October 1917 Postmark Yarmouth to Mrs. John McLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - 18.10.17 A spot in close proxy to depot. Having another spell of rainy weather. Have you heard from D yet. L to A. Jack
4) 18th October 1917 Postmark Yarmouth to Miss N. McLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - 18.10.17 Something similar to M's only from top of cliff on which I generally wa? ? stand offs. Have you replied to ? yet. Yours as promised not to hand. Yours Jack
5) 21st November 1917 Postmark Grangemouth to Miss N. McLaren, The Haven, Boness Road, Grangemouth - Many Happy Returns. Lily
6) 7th ? 1917 Postmark ? to Miss N. McLaren, Beresford House, Bangor, Co. Down - Dear Nell, Just a card to let you know I'm still alive after my grand holiday at Bangor. Hope you're still having a good time! I don't like to be back again & hard work!! Write me soon & give me the news. Remember me to "all" Love Flory?
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1) 22nd February 1918 Postmark Wallasey to John McLaren, Esq., The Haven, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland
2) 27th June 1918 Postmark Belfast to Miss McLaren, c/o Mrs. Lunny, 8 Queens Parade, Bangor, Co. Down - C. Y. S. H. B. Thursday. My Dear Nell, Just a P.C. if you arrived alright as I hope you will, I am sorry I can't see you Friday as I have to go to town on business, will explain to you when I see you. Perhaps Marie would come with you to meet me on Sunday as that is the earliest I could arrange sure for. Hoping you will have a very very enjoyable time & plenty of K ----- with love from Your chum Madge xxx
3) 15th July 1918 Postmark Bangor, Co. Down to Miss Nellie McLaren, c/o Mrs. Lunny, 8 Queens Parade, Bagnor (Bangor) - Sat. Hope to see you before going home to Lurgan to-night (Sunday) as I did not like to interrupt you yesterday afternoon

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1) 17th July 1918 Postmark Warrenpoint to Miss Nellie McLaren, c/o Mrs. Lunny, 8 Queens Parade, Bangor, Co. Down - Warrenpoint, Wednesday Am staying down here for a few days. I suppose you are having a fine time at Bangor. Love from Kathleen
2) 19th July 1918 Postmark Burnley to Miss McLarran, c.o Miss Lunny, 8 Queens Parade, Bangor, County Down, Ireland - Mrs. Sutherland, 9 Yorkshire Street, Burnley, ? England Dear Miss McLaran, Just a card to tell you I have arrived home quite safe and sound. Hope you are still having a real good time, give my love to all at No. 8 not forgetting your dear self. from yours ever Su????? M. Litherland xxx
3) 7th August 1918 Postmark Dublin to Miss N. McLaren, c/o Mrs. Lunny, 2 Queen's Parade, Bangor, Co. Down - 34 Longwood Avenue, S. G. Rd., Dublin 7/8/18 Dear Nellie, We arrived home quite safely after a very tiring train journey and I am now trying to get to work again. Rather hard after three weeks rest. I hope you are all well at No. 8 and that the ward is not keeping you awake at nights, a few drops of water twice nightly would about keep them quiet I should imagine. The weather here today is glorious and I hope it is the same in Bangor. Give my kindest regards to Mr. Begley, Miss Lunny, The Irvines and to Miss Williamson, also to the other residents at No. 8, not forgetting the "warders". My best respects to the "Glen" Regards from G, O.(?) to all. Sincerely yours W. Weiner(?)

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1) 11th August 1918 Postmark Glasgow to Miss H. P. McLaren, The Haven, 149 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth - Dearest Pat, Got your letter to-day. Awful pleased to hear you are coming. Will be at the book-stall at 11 a.m. prompt. Sending a P.P.C. of Prestwick. Excuse scribble. Love and Kisses Chump. P.S. Love to all
2) 23rd August 1918 Postmark Lurgan? to Miss Nellie McLaren, The Haven, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Received your card, and was glad to know you arrived home safely. I came home on Monday last, and our friend K. arrived yesterday. J. C.

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1) 3rd September 1918 Postmark Belfast to Miss Nellie McLaren, The Haven, Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Shankbridge, Ballymena 2/9/18. Dear Miss Mae, at long last I have saved up enough to enable me to spend 2. Well how have you been getting on since you left Bangor. I was extremely sorry I did not get saying Goodbye to you before leaving. I understand you had a very nice send off. We all hope to get down a weekend some time this mon. I presume it wd be inconvenient for you to come also. Hasn't the weather been rather unfavourable since? Have you gone on your second leave yet? I have still 3 days reserved which I hope to get some time during this month. Lindsay wishes to be kindly remembered to you. Hoping you are tip top. With Kindest Regards Bob Cathcart (one of the warders)
2) 4th September 1918 France (Waiting for the barrage to lift. It makes you feel small and sort of lost!) - My Dear Nellie, I have been wondering why you haven't written to me for a considerable time & hope you haven't forgotten me. I wrote to you twice, but up to the present haven't received a reply. Please let me know the reason as I am anxious. As you do not answer my letters I take it that you don't care to hear from me but I should like to know if that is the case. Hope you had an enjoyable holiday. Fond love Yours Adam
3) 26th December 1918 Postmark A.P.O.S.12 to Miss N. McLarin, The Haven, Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland A. M. Papperill(?) - O.A.S. Just a card to wish you A Merry Xmas & A Prosperous New Year. Yr Loving Chum, Madge xx
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1) 10th May 1919 Postmark Buxton to Miss N. McLaren, The Haven, Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - My Dear, How I wish you were with us all now. The weather is very warm. I am glad you are coming in June. Arthur sends his love & hopes you are a good girl. I do hope he will be over in June. Much love to you both. Yours Sallie. I will write you when I get back.
2) 6th August 1919 Postmark Boyle to Miss Nellie McLaren, c/o Miss Lunny, 8 Queens Parade, Bangor, Co. Down - Boyle. 6.8.19. Dear Miss McLaren, Sorry I didn't see you before leaving. I left your wire brush on the dressing table in our room. Hope you got it alright. Kindest regards from M. L. & myself Dora Hatty?
3) 9th August 1919 Postmark Bolton to Miss McLaren, 8 Queen's Road, Bangor, Co. Down - How very kind of you to remember me with a P.C.! Thank you so much dear. I spent two weeks in Llandudno & have been here for ten days. Leaving for ? Thursday, but hope to visit Ould Oireland(?) in Sept. So glad you are having such a fine time. Heaps of love. Kitty A. Jackson
4) 8th October 1919 Postmark Edinburgh to Miss McLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth - Wednesday 8.10.19. Dear N. Will be home tomorrow afternoon. Yrs. M.
5) 16th 1? 1919 Postmark ? to Miss N. McLarnen, c/o Miss Lunney, 8 Queens Parade, Bangor, Co. Down, Ireland - Wednesday. Motored down to here. Cairncastle Larne for the day. Hope you are having a good time, will see you on Saturday. Hope you are further down the stairs. Sam. Morrow


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1) 20th August 1949 or 1940 Postmark Loire to Mrs. H. P. S. Law(?), Bloomfield House, Bloomfield Road, Bangor, Co. Down, Ireland - La Baule, You'd love this place - few people wear much in the way of clothes, but, they are all very brown and healthy. Miles of beautiful sandy beach backed by pine woods. C.

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1) no date - My. Dear Nellie, Your letter to hand Saturday. Very pleased to know you will meet me. I think Edinburgh would be the best place so if you are at Prince's Street at 12 noon it will suit alright. Of course I cannot say what time I will arrive in E'burgh but very likely it will be in the morning. Fond Love Yours Adam
2) 29th August Postmark Balloch, Dumbarton to Mrs, John McLearn, Boness Road, Grangemouth - Enjoying myself here. Hope you have enjoyed yourselves at Bangor. With love to Miss Nellie, James and yourself. Hope to see James before he goes away. Many thanks for P.C. from C. Nielson(?)
3) to Mrs. John Maclaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - S.S. Kabringa. My Dear Mother, I received your letter to day and was pleased to hear that you were all well and Bob is well again. Your loving son Jim

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1) (R.M.S. Apapa - Since torpedoed) 8th November Postmark London F.S. Paquebot to Miss McLaren, The Haven, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Sierra Leone. Having a ripping time, another week & I'll be at Lagos, hope you are A1 & not feeling dull, best love. Cecil
2) 25th September Postmark Birmingham to Miss N. McLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Dear N., I'm up here now, will see you on Tuesday at the train if alls well. W. ?
3) Miss N. Urquhart, Ardgowan, Learmouth Street, Falkirk - The Haven, Boness Road. Hope you get this one. Sorry I did not send one before. Mary

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1) 15th August Postmark ? to Miss Nellie McLaren, The Haven, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth - Seafield Hotel, Cullen. Having a glorious time at this quaint little place. Did you have a good holiday in Ireland. I meant to write to you in July but lost your address. Love Greta
2) Miss N. McLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - S.S. Langton Hall, Marseilles, May 22nd. Dear Nell, How would you like to be up on this hill. The Monument on the top of the church is solid gold & can be seen for miles on a fine day. Love to all. I remain your loving brother Jack
3) 6th March Postmark Colombo to Miss M. MacLaren, 149 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - S.S. Langton Hall, Colombo, March. Dear Mary, Received your letter here to-day & was glad to see that you were all well. Glad to see that you enjoyed yourself at B. It is rather hot here. Hoping Mothers cold is better. Love Jack

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1) Nell - This is one of my favourite walk when I get a nice Bhoy. Isn't it a lovely place. Love Madge
2) June Postmark Bangor to Mrs. McLaren, Hevan, Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Dear Mrs. McLaren, we arrived here after a fine passage. Having lovely weather, went to church on Sunday. Had a drive to Helen's Tower yesterday & Crawfordsburn on Monday, we are having a lovely time, wish you were here & Thombroolin(?) is a beautiful house and fine large grounds. I am sure you will so like it. With love to all from Mrs. Donaldson
3) 23rd September Postmark London to Miss Nell McLaren, 149 Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland - Dear N. Having a gay old time up here. Just seeing them change the guard at Whitehall now. W. ?

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1) Dear Molly, I suppose you will be thinking it mean in me not running up last night, but really it was such a miserable night. I am going up to K. B.'s for the two tickets to morrow night. Have you seen M. M. yet? I suppose she is going to a Concert this evening!!! Hope you met your friend last night. When will I see you again? Please excuse me my dear girl. Kind regards to you all. Ever Yours Johnnie
2) To Dear Nellie, just to let her see I have not forgotten her, with love from Gretta
3) My Dear Nellie, I know the card is bizarre but I assure you the words are meant in all sincerity. I'm in an awful hurry to get the past (rather hackneyed eh?) so haven't much time for any news. Yours, as ever, C. Ryan
4) 10th August Postmark ???ghorn to Miss N. McLaren, 149 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth - Dear Nellie, I am having a fine time here, Baby and I are in wading every day. Love from Cathie
5) 18th October Postmark ? to Mrs. McLaren, The Haven, Boness Road, Grangemouth - Auchengibbert, Crocketford, Dumfries 18th Oct. Dear Mrs. McLaren, Here for a few days. The weather in just splendid. Hoping you are all well. Kind regards, Yours sincerely ? Donald
6) Dear Nellie, Just a P.C. to say I am stranded here on my way home. I have to wait 4 hours on the boat train for Holyhead. I get into Dublin about 4 in the morning so I think I should get home sometime on Sunday. I am awfully sorry I could not put off my pass until July, but you see we were forced to take them now. I did not get your letter in answer to mine before I left, so please write to me at home, all at present, fondest love and lots of x's Jack

Picture Postcards

Bangor, Co. Down from Marine Gardens                                 Bangor Bay, Co. Down, from Pickie

Sunset, Bangor Bay, Co. Down, from Seacliffe Road              Public Park from Main Entrance, Bangor, Co. Down


                                                                                             The Bungalow, Bangor


     Charing Cross, Grangemouth                           a doggy                             For Us! (see below)

Proceeds of sale of these cards are devoted to the U.V.F. Fund in aid of Disabled Men of the Ulster Division and members pf the U.V.F. serving with other Units of His Majesty's Forces. Published by the Headquarters Council Ulster Volunteer Force, Old Town Hall, Belfast

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1) Xmas From Jack to Nellie
2) Happy Easter from Jack to Nellie with love - I hope you like this card and write soon again please
3) Happy New Year France 1917 To Nellie from Adam, With Fond Love
4) My Heart is in Scotland to Miss N. McLaren, The Haven, Boness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland To Nellie from Bill with love and ? of kisses

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1) Happy Christmas 1916 From B. McCready to Nellie
2) Remember to Nellie from Adam With Fondest Love
3) Forget Me Not - To Nellie From Adam With Fondest Love. I am thinking of you

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