The label on the reverse reads:
We heard Big Bertha puffing up the hill from Lees Brook to the High St. Lees, also the noise of the Gypsys singing, and the village children calling, " The Wakes has come to Lees," Mother and the Aunts, also Miss Carter (who wore Pink) and Mr Taylor (The Bank Manager) took George and I to wait in the High St when they heard that Big Bertha and the Gypsys had left Oldham for Lees.
As soon as they passed and went into the Square we all went to Grandma's to tea, and after tea, we went home early to bed. Knowing that for nearly a week we should all have a jolly good time. Father always took us on the first night and George was lifted up into the cab of Big Bertha and the men would let him pull levers, I always wished that I could be lifted into Big Bertha's Cab and see her works, but, I was a girl and girls arnt (sic) supposed to like engines, and this was the year 1907.