Friday, 18 July 2014

Upton on Severn

scanned from a negative from the 1950s.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Sunday stamps

Some landscapes to savour . . . .
firstly an fdc from 24 June 1981 with areas of natural beauty cared for by the National Trust . . . the designs remind me of the travel posters of the 1920s and early 1930s.

Next a cover from the Isle of Man issued in 1980 connected with Rotary International, I'd been looking for a stone circle stamp for the summer solstice, so obviously I found one a couple of weeks later :).

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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Friday, 11 July 2014

a day at the sea

late 1920s/early 1930s  . . . to be continued . . .

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

". . . not in the same boat"

"I was down the water shute      sorry you were not in the same boat"

Miss Daisy Nicoll in Harrogate was the recipient of this postcard sent from the Bradford Exhibition of 1904.
The postcard was sent on July 9 1904 - 110 years ago (tomorrow, what's a day between friends).

The Bradford Exhibition of 1904 included exhibitions of the Textile Industry of the city and area, other local industries, inventions and amusements.
There's an article by the Exhibition Study Group here 
images by Bradford Timeline here on flickr.

Monday, 7 July 2014

a flower . . .

late 1920s snapshot, this lady is also the lady in the new blog banner (posted today).

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Sunday stamps

Sport as a theme provides plenty of choices, so here goes - firstly a GB fdc from 10 October 1980, the cover design is not particularly 'interesting', the logo is probably 'of its time', the stamps themselves remind me a little of Ladybird book illustrations (for anyone not familiar with Ladybird books, here's the wiki link, they are very much a part of childhood and social history in the UK and known for their images and covers, a google search for 'Ladybird books images' is a nice trip down memory lane).

Then I found a couple of stamps from the Isle of Man . . .

. . . and finally a stamp for the 1982 World Cup in Spain issued by Czechoslovakia.

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Saturday, 5 July 2014

'Rose, Lily and Violet'

When I bought this (rather tatty) postcard (published for the UK market), I had hoped that the 'Birmingham triplets' would be Birmingham, England, but as far as I can tell, the 'Birmingham' is 'Birmingham, Alabama'.

Friday, 4 July 2014


                                                                                                                                        "May 16th 1902
My Darling,
It is Friday night and I have just had a wire from Father to say he will not be home till sometime Sunday and he has been away a fortnight now, who do you think is coming to take Mary’s place, Jennie White from B’ham So that will be better than having a stranger
Fondest love my own little darling from Mother”

Thursday, 3 July 2014

'Where did you get that hat?'

Possibly a seaside souvenir or a photographer's prop.
1890s studio cdv, no other information.
Regarding HMS Rapid, well there were (according to wiki) 9 ships with that name, though the date of this picture would probably relate to this one (wiki link).

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

'watch the birdy'

cdv from the 1890s, no information.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

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