Monday, 6 December 2010

Postcard from Great Britain no. 5

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An impressive viewcard received today from the UK, showing the ruins of the priory in the village of Castle Acre in the county of Norfolk. thought to have been founded in 1089 by William de Warenne.

Since the priory radiates mystery, it's very fitting that the stamp is also dedicated to a mystery, or rather an author of mysteries, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) who penned the immortal Sherlock Holmes (and lots of other novels and short stories, I myself love his horrors!). The stamp was issued on 8 October 2009, in a series called "Eminent Britons", dedicated to prominent British personalities with their anniversaries in 2009.

Thank you, Catherine!!!

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