Are you still there, Richard Wood?

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Richard wood wrote this message back in 1979 and placed it with the stamped, addressed postcard in an envelope on the back of his watercolour entitled Clapdale. Clapdale is a small dale in the Yorkshire Dales (a dale is the old Nordic/Germanic word for a valley). This is Clapdale:

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Richard Wood however lived in Holmbrook, a village in the same area of Cumbria. I say “lived” because I can find no record of him living there now and I fear that if I sent the postcard in the hope that he was still around I would never see it again and I would like to keep it with the painting. I think, sadly, I may be 35 years too late for some more information. The painting itself is a rather beautiful view from a window:

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