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Holiday card arrives - 37 years late
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The card depicted street scenes of Croydon
A holiday postcard have arrived - 37 years after it was posted.

The card was sent by Peggy Amis, who was staying in Wallington, near Croydon, Surrey, to her aunt Dolly Seago, in Gimingham, near Cromer, Norfolk - 160 miles away.

The card, street scenes of Croydon, was posted while Mrs Amis, 61, who lives down the coast from her aunt inMundesley, was visiting friends in July 1966.

Mrs Amis local post office called her to say a card had arrived for her 96-year-old aunt.

Mrs Amis, said: "I looked at it and 'Thought this looks peculiar'.

'Perfect condition'

"It was in a plastic bag with a standard apology from Royal Mail saying sorry for the damage.

"But it was in a perfect condition."

She added: "All my aunts had received a card from me as far as I knew.

"Dolly had called me a meanie when I returned from the holiday and at the time I wondered what she meant."

Mrs Amis, a former postal worker, believes the postcard had slipped behind something at a sorting office.

She said her aunt, a postwoman during the Second World War, plans to put the treasured card in a frame at the care home where she lives.



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