Thursday, October 17, 2013

London, England's Regent Street in 1943

Regent Street, London.

Regent Street
A wide and handsome thoroughfare.   The symmetry of the buildings is a notable feature.  It is essentially a street of shops and is noted for its fashionable drapers, jewellers, etc.
(features double decker busses and vintage cars)

Postmarked from a soldier for free during World War II on September 3, 1943.  There is also a hand stamp saying this postcard has passed examination by a US Army Examiner.

The sender writes:
Dear Uncle: Sorry I haven't written, but you know how it is in the army.  I am getting along fine over here, and I'm taking advantage of all the opportunities to see the sites in London.  Hope you are getting along find.  Write whenever you can.  your nephew, Floyd

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Regent Street is one of the major shopping streets in London's West End, well known to tourists and Londoners alike, and famous for its Christmas illuminations. It is named after the Prince Regent (later George IV), and is commonly associated with the architect John Nash, whose street layout survives, although all his original buildings except All Souls Church have since been replaced.

The street was completed in 1825.

Every building in Regent Street is protected as a Listed Building.

The street is one of the locations on the standard UK version of the Monopoly board game.

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