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The Great Hampton Wick Postcard Mystery

Tom Furber, proprietor of The Foresters pub, recently found a handful of old postcards in his pub in Hampton Wick.

They are all (but two which are blank) to the same person, Miss Ida Ridgers, and they span a period of almost 40 years from 1925 to 1964. They are from friends and family. One is from her mother and another is from her brother.

She seems to have lived mainly locally, with several addresses in Hampton Wick, Teddington and other areas in West London.

Unfortunately only the first four have legible dates and these have been added in date sequence.

Tom found them on the shelf above the bar recently when he was putting up the Christmas decorations. They were definitely NOT there when he had his major refurbishment work done approximately 12 months ago.

The main questions are:

1. Who was Miss Ida Ridgers?

2. Who left the postcards hidden at the Foresters and why?

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