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Queen Alexandra Bridge, Sunderland nearing completion

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Postcard showing the Queen Alexandra Bridge, Sunderland in the latter stages of construction, 1909 (TWAM ref. DX557/1). This postcard is addressed to Mr & Mrs Wm Harkness, 15 Derwent Terrace, Washington Station, Washington and postmarked 6 May 1909. The message has been transcribed below: ?21 Cleveland Road Dear Mr & Mrs Harkness, I am almost ashamed to write to you after sending me that kind invitation but I will not be very long in coming to see you all. I am still with nursing the gentleman at Roker love to you both Nurse? This set celebrates the many postcards in our collections. The people, places and events they show can give us an insight into the past, documenting the landscape, the fashions, the way we lived. Some postcards are unused but others tell us something about the people who bought them, through the messages they wrote. They can give us a fascinating glimpse into people?s lives. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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Queen Alexandra Bridge, Sunderland nearing completion

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queenalexandrabridge | sunderland | wearside | bridges | civilengineering | construction | postcard | edwardian | northeastengland | bridge | architecture | design | artanddesign | industrialheritage | industry | abstract | digitalimage | blackandwhitephotograph | fascinating | interesting | unusual | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | archives | development | structure | frame | crane | sky | road | newbridgeapproachfromsunderlandside | buildings | wall | roof | window | door | shelter | crossing | fence | stone | stairs | rail | person | seated | post | wire | daylight | blur | grain | mark | postcards | 1909 | inscription | handwriting | insight | socialhistory | land | landscape | observer

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