Postcards from Julia Wallace to the Johnstons

The “Mrs. Johnston” addressed would likely be Florence, since Julia’s other “intimate friend” Amy Johnston (neĆ© Towers) was not yet married to Robert Johnston until August 30th, 1930, and was at the time residing at 8 Letchworth Street across the road from Lily Hall. Norah Johnston was unmarried at this time also, as she was engaged to Francis George McElroy still by the night of the murder.

Phyllis Johnston may have already been at Townsend Avenue by this time.

July 23rd, 1926:

Mrs. Johnston
31 Wolverton St

Rose Villa
Cemaes Bay

This is a lovely place and we have such a nice place to stay.
But what a journey! 10 hours

Best wishes to all. J. Wallace

July 6th, 1928:

Mrs. Johnston
31 Wolverton St

Rose Villa. Cemaes Bay

Dear Mrs. J.

So sorry at last-minute I forgot to give you some money for Puss [Julia’s black cat]. But I will give it you when I return. The taxi was there really too soon. I do hope you keep well.
What a day it was. But now fine
Lots of good wishes. J. Wallace.

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2 Responses to Postcards from Julia Wallace to the Johnstons

  1. Antony Matthews says:

    I find it very frustrating that there is only one known photograph of Julia Wallace.(not counting the distressing morque photos of course) Surely when she married in 1914, she & Herbert must have had a wedding photograph taken?. Or her sister must have had a photo somewhere of her?. So much of Julia is a mystery.

    • R M Qualtrough says:

      Indeed! Best we can do to attain “new” pictures of her is to look through a magnifying glass at the photos of her in the parlour!

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