Places in My Postcard

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St James Square, Crieff 

Tom Pennington, April 7, 2009.


Ravensworth Castle

Mark Mowbray, 2014

The picture on the front of this postcard is magical because it makes the viewer feel like they are a part of the scene: standing right there, looking at the horses. This beautiful postcard depicts James Square in the market town of Crieff. With a population of about 7,350, Crieff has been a popular holiday destination since the Victorian era. Crieff is also the home of Scotland’s first public library, the Innerpeffray Library, which opened in 1680. This postcard was addressed to a “Miss Breuris,” and sent to Ravensworth Castle in England, which was built in the 14th century. The castle was owned by the Liddel family but it was used as a girls’ boarding school. The school closed in the 1930s. Today the castle is still standing, although it is in ruins. 

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