Postcards from 1906
The address side of one of the postcards show that the postal service between Jersey and the nearby French coast was much faster 100 years ago than it is now. This card reached its destination in rue Trichet, Saint Servan, next door to Saint Malo on the Brittany coast south of Jersey, the day after it was posted in August 1906. As Jerripedia editor Mike Bisson, who lives in Normandy, says: 'Today it can sometimes take a week or two for post to reach us from Jersey. Who knows what happens to it in between'
Research in Saint Servan records that Madame Margantin was Marthe Caroline Marie Allemand, who married Albert Alexandre Margantin in Elincourt Sainte Marguerite, Oise, in the north of France on 29 August 1896. Albert was born in Saint Servan in 1859, and his wife, 11 years later in Clermont Ferrand, in south central France, a long way from their Saint Servan home or the commune in which they married. The couple did not have children