A mum was stunned after Royal Mail delivered a postcard – 112 YEARS after it was sent.
Michaela Webber, 24, was going through the post with husband Ben when she noticed an unusual delivery addressed to a Miss Wiltshire.
To her amazement, it was a postcard delivered to a previous owner of her house in Plymouth, Devon, but it was sent on Christmas Eve 1907.
112 years later, the postcard finally turned up, which was a message from a man called Albert informing ‘Vie’ that he would not be coming home for Christmas.
Michaela said: “My husband came in with the post as normal and that’s when we saw it.
“My initial thought was ‘oh my god there’s a ghost in the house!’ It’s unbelievable really.
“I sent a picture of it to my mum, who said ‘oh my God.’”
Michaela quickly looked up the ancestry, and found out that a Miss Wiltshire lived at the house from 1901, before dying in Southampton in 1990.
“We looked up my address and she was listed to live at my address in 1901,” She said.
Michaela has lived at the house since 2014, and admits she doesn’t know what to do with the unusual delivery.
She continued: “I assumed my husband found it on the road.
“We don’t know what to do with it, but I think we’ll keep it. “
The postcard reads: “Dear Vie. Don’t be disappointed if I don’t come down tomorrow, Tuesday, as I am feeling awful.
“Hoping all at home are alright.
The front of the postcard shows a picture of the nearby Crownhill Barracks, which were built to accommodates regiments in transit for operations overseas in 1891.
They were re-named “Plummer Barracks” and subsequently used in WW2, before being demolished in the 1960s.
Michaela is now hoping to track down Miss Wiltshire’s family and pass the postcard onto them.
The Royal Mail said it was unlikely the card had been lost in its system for 112 years. It said: “It is likely that it was put back into the postal system by someone recently.”