The pencil writing on this postcard is very faded now and quite hard to read. The postcard shows a view over the common at Hyde Heath in the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire. A figure dressed in white can be seen on the footpath which leads towards a cottage.
The card was sent by “A” (Annie Barber?) to George Barber in October 1917. The message (written upside down on the card) reads
This pretty spot is only 5 min walk from where we are living. We walked
to Little Missenden this morning. The weather has improved to-day. There
are beautiful walks all around here. Winnie picked a bunch of poppies this morning while on our walk.
It seems that Annie and Winnie were taking a holiday, leaving George at home, presumably because he was at work.