Seaspeed SRN 4 Hovercraft "Princess Margaret" is operated by British Rail Hovercraft Limited. High speed service crossing between Dover and Boulogne in 35 minutes carrying 30 cars and 250 passengers.I bought these two cards (dated 1976) for three reasons: I live nearby these routes; I've travelled on a hovercraft on a number of occasions (and happy not to do so again); the services have been discontinued.
You may wonder where the connection is with games, and the answer lies in the message on the reverse of the second, a message from Roland to a mystery woman.
My rough and ready translation:
Thank you for your little card. I could hardly believe it. While waiting for the boat to Holland, I'm thinking of you a lot and I'm taking the opportunity to tell you. I hope that we will be able to see each other again soon, now that school has gone back. Watch the little square by the bridge carefully in the morning when taking your children to school. I can't wait to kiss you, so that you have lovely dreams. See you one of these days and I hope we will have more time. Kisses. Roland.Oooooh. I wonder what sort of a game was going on here?
The other card had a message too: "Please ask the milkman to leave me an extra pint". Not quite so interesting.
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