Searching for something for this week's Sepia Saturday, I came across this sepia postcard. Initially I didn't think it was anything special, but a little digging revealed that it was in fact the former house of Rupert Brooke, the war poet. It's here that I must confess my ignorance in that I'd never heard of him (we read Wilfred Owen at school though and I still remember some of the lines of All Quiet on the Western Front, but Brooke was a new name to me). The house is the Old Vicarage in Grantchester, Cambridgeshire, and is now occupied by Lord and Lady Archer.
Vintage postcard of the Old Vicarage, Granchester, Cambridgeshire, published by Frith
Something which also struck me as interesting about this postcard was the slogan on the back which reads 'T.N.T - Today Not Tomorrow - The Minister of Production' . The Ministry of Production was formed in 1942 to bridge the gap and coordinate between various other government departments including the Admiralty, Ministry of Supply, Ministry of Aircraft Production and the Ministry of Labour and National Service, basically making sure that demand and supply were coordinated.
Back of postcard showing the T.N.T slogan
As usual, 100's more vintage postcards on my web site