Introduction - Postcard Swanage ev11

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I am not a 'professional' collector or dealer in postcards. My interest stems from having visited Swanage from childhood to now living there. My mother lived for a short period as a child in Studland around 1920 and this must have been a wonderful time for a child who came from the 'Black Country' in the Midlands. I understand she cried all the way home when she had to leave. She stayed with Jacob Gibbons a survivor from the Titanic and she recalled once being introduced to an elderly uniformed gentleman who gave a 'funny fingered' salute (Baden Powell).

Postcards give a different view on a locality being less personal than our own holiday snaps. Mostly but not always they focus on place not people, and provide an interesting record of how a place has changed.

I hope you will enjoy the collection. If you have any further information to add there will in the future be a 'contact' section elsewhere on the website. I very much hope that in time, as more information, annecdotes and postcards are added, Postcardswanage will provide an interesting historical record of this friendly seaside town.

Rob Sutton

PS. Please excuse the occasional 'picture' which I feel helps set the scene or compares then and now.


 
 
 
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