K. Woulfe, Cutteen, Quin, County Clare, 30th January, 1947


Postcard. Obverse: addressed to Messers Tinsly Ltd., Upper William Street, Limerick, three 1/2 penny stamps, post mark illegible; reverse ‘Cutteen, Quin, 30th Jan. ’47/Dear Sir/I sent in a bag/and if salt is not gone/by lorry, will you/please send it to Ardsollus Station and oblige/Yours faithfully/Mrs K Woulfe.

John Richard Tinsly established his firm in Limerick in 1840 to bring salt from Britain to Ireland. In the days before electricity, salt was used to preserve meat, mostly bacon and salted herrings.

Tinsly’s celebrated 175 years in business in 2015 and today supplies salt mainly for water treatment purposes as it removes calcium, magnesium and limes scale.

John Richard Tinsly was mayor of Limerick in 1865.

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