In the first part of the 20th century, very few ordinary households had telephones. There were public telephones and two people could use them to call each other by agreeing to use them at a certain time. This was of course of no use for urgent messages where contact had not been agreed in advance. The only way to get messages through quickly was by telegram from the local post office.
This telegram is a reproduction of the traditional General Post Office (GPO) telegram used in the UK in the 1930’s and during the war.
Printed in black on recycled paper.