It took more than half a century for a postcard to travel from Bangor Bay in Co. Down to the Perthshire village of Methven in Scotland, but finally the postcard sent on August 7, 1960 has arrived at its destination.
Margaret Kettles received the letter last week and was more than a little surprised when she spotted the post date. The postcard was addressed to a Miss Grace Gibbon, who was presumably a former occupant of house.
Kettles told “The Courier,” “I couldn't have been more surprised when it was delivered. Where has it been all this time? Perhaps it walked across the water!"
The postcard reads: “This is a nice quiet place, ideal for a good rest, and that is just what I need at the moment.”
It tells the tale of a successful holiday with good weather and a pleasant change of pace.
A spokesperson from the Royal Mail said, “It is difficult to speculate what may have happened, but almost certainly it was put back in a postbox very recently as we regularly check all our sorting offices and machines are cleared."