Violet Rowe Postcard

With many thanks to Richard Banks for his research of this touching story and the post card for our archives.

Some while ago I bought a book from a charity sale, and found inside a postcard written by one Violet Rowe. The postcard was written during WWII, but was never posted. It mentions that Ms Rowe was about to start work at Ware Grammar School.

I was intrigued by this and did some research, found that Violet Rowe in time became the Head of History at Ware Girls’ Grammar School, and was later very involved with local history societies. She turned out to be the same Violet A. Rowe that wrote two booklets of which I was able to locate copies: “The First Hertford Quakers” and “Place House, Ware, and the Bluecoat Children.” She is celebrated in the introduction to the latter, written by David Perman, sometime honorary secretary of your society.

The unsent postcode is both touching and itself a piece of history. As Ms Rowe had long and strong connections with Ware, and your society, I think it should join your archives/collection.