"Thames, 29/9/07. Received four nice cards from you on Friday last. Liked the Greetings card very much. The View on this card is another one of Thames. The big Chimney in foreground is attached to a big pumping plant for draining the water from our gold mines. Kind regards, Wm Coad."
There was William Coad who was a stationer on the corner of Sealey and Pollen Streets, also a William Coad who was a miner.
Some of things to find:
Big square tower to right of centre is Price's Foundry, on Owen Street.
A tennis court at corner of Bella and Cochrane Streets.
Martha Street running on west side of Waiokaraka School. Look at all the striped verandah roofs that we spotted also in Pahau Street - a Thames favourite!
Cornwall Arms Hotel on corner of Pollen and Cochrane Streets. Although this postcard was posted 1907, the photo was taken before the second floor renovations around 1906.
Saxon Mine, corner of Albert and Pollen Street.
Burke Street Wharf and Grahamstown Railway Station on Beach Road.
Good luck, taking a second look at any postcards you have or see - and remember to see what gems are written on the back!