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Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get Daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingSee our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email These are the postcards that caused the deterioration of morals among the working classes, had plain-clothes policemen rummaging in the racks and landed shopkeepers in hot water. And the people of Paignton were much more likely to be able to enjoy them than their strait-laced neighbours in snooty Torquay. Now you can see them for yourself in a new postcard exhibition at Torre Abbey Museum which takes you back to a time when the mobile phone was unheard of and the postcard was king of communications. You can see them for yourself, but you’ll have to ask somebody to take them out of their hiding place first. Read More Loaned from private collectors Margaret Forbes Hamilton, Michael Sellick, Joanna Blakeman and Kevin Dixon, the postcards have been divided into categories on history, long-lost buildings, changing fashions, the war years and the infamous seaside humour and bad taste One of the rude postcards going on show in Torquay In his notes for the exhibition, local historian and postcard collector Kevin Dixon writes: Indeed by the early s, more than 16 million of them were being sold each year.

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How to spot valuable postcards Graham Rix Updated April 17, Postcards were first introduced in the late s, and rapidly became popular both as an eye-catching means of communication and as mementos to be collected in bound postcard albums. Postcards can be divided into two broad groups: The former are enjoyed by modern collectors for their artistic merits, while the latter are sought after for the insights they offer into social history.

Both kinds of cards can be valuable. Look to see how old the postcard is.

the UK Post Office decreed that the image should be on one side (the ‘front’ – recto), while the ‘back’ (verso) was divided with the message put on the left, and the address and stamp put on the right. Britain was the first country to adopt this format.

Early history of postcards[ edit ] The claimed first printed picture postcard. Austrian postcard from Cards with messages had been sporadically created and posted by individuals since the beginning of postal services. The earliest known picture postcard was a hand-painted design on card, posted in Fulham in London by the writer Theodore Hook to himself in , and bearing a penny black stamp. Charlton of Philadelphia , who patented a postal card, and sold the rights to Hymen Lipman , whose postcards, complete with a decorated border, were labeled “Lipman’s postal card”.

These cards had no images.

Picture postcard history of Bognor

They produced a variety of chromolithographic cards but are best known for their artist signed pieces, especially by Cassiers and Rie Cramer. He is also associated with cards issued as Lumitone Photoprint but it is uncertain if he owned this company or if it was a process he used. Noted for their many intricate die cut designs.

Dating Early Picture Postcards: Can you help The Postcard Detective: The Divided back – Inland Postage only. From Back – The Beginnings – The Undivided back. Next – The Divided back – Restricted Posting Overseas (Posted next month).

Postcard Traders Association Stamps on Postcards – a guide to dating cards We hope you find this guide useful but it should be used with caution, stamps in circulation could and can! Stamps illustrated are the common issues for the relevant ‘postcard rate’ of the period. Multiples of lower value stamps were often used, as were stamps higher than the required amount. Prior to this date – pre-printed plain cards were in use which are commonly referred to as ‘Postal Stationery’ The size of cards varied throughout this period.

Other countries followed in the years afterwards. The divided back allowed for one side of the card to be used for both the address and a message seperated by a central line. The other side could be a complete picture or photograph Prior to this undivided back cards were in use which allowed for address only on one side and a brief greeting on the picture side.

It is of course possible to find undivided back cards used after and divided back cards used with older pre stamps – Edward VII Stamps for King Edwards reign were issued on 1st January They were replaced in

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Looking at a page of the national census for England and Wales listing families living in the 20th Hussars’ cavalry barracks in Aldershot, for example, reveals that the daughters of one family, respectively aged three and two, were born in Cairo, Egypt, and Norwich, England, places to which their sergeant father had been deployed, accompanied by their ‘on-the-strength’ mother. The birthplaces of army children born between the wars, if not in India and other sunny stations, are likely to be those camps and garrisons where the British Army retained permanent bases and still do , such as Catterick, Aldershot, Colchester, Tidworth and Bulford.

If the civilian aspects of life outside barracks, camps and garrisons such as the climate, the language or dialect spoken and the currency used can change with bewildering frequency often within a matter of months, but more usually within the space of a year or two the touchstones of army children’s immediate environment ‘within the wire’ typically remain reassuringly constant.

Over the centuries, the ways in which the British Army has catered for the families of its serving soldiers have gradually expanded from being limited to providing accommodation and schooling to supplying spiritual, community, practical and personal support and advice, courtesy of the chaplains, what is today known as the Army Welfare Service AWS and affiliated charitable bodies like the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association SSAFA Forces Help.

And when abroad, the challenge of living in an alien culture may additionally be cushioned by, for instance, the availability of certain familiar British products and foods stocked by the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes NAAFI ; medical and dental treatment and care; and, thanks to the British Forces Broadcasting Service BFBS , British television and radio programmes.

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Share ‘Chernobyl is one of the most interesting and dangerous places I’ve been,’ Mr Cooke wrote. A swimming pool slowly going to ruins after being abandoned decades ago. The explosion released times more radiation than the U. A frozen ferris wheel, poisoned forests and paint sloughing off an empty swimming pool; these are the remains of city devastated by a nuclear disaster nearly 30 years ago Pripyat is now believed to be safe to visit for short periods as the isotopes released during the disaster have since decayed.

There was something serene, yet highly disturbing about this place. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of the western USSR and Europe. The Chernobyl disaster is the worst nuclear power plant accident in history in terms of cost and casualties, and is one of only two classified as a level 7 event on the International Nuclear Event Scale. During the accident 31 people died, and long-term effects such as cancers and deformities are still being accounted for.

Soviet officials did not report the disaster for several days. Even in the plant workers’ town of Pripyat, few knew what had happened when the plant’s No. The official acknowledgement came three days later and the government evacuated , residents from Chernobyl and Pripyat. An exclusion zone covering an area of more than 1, sq miles around the abandoned plant was created to protect people from the effects of any lingering radiation.

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Old postcards from the early s provide a beautiful Photo view postcards dating to the Many people enjoy searching for picture postcards of. They may or may not have a white border, or a divided back, or other features of post cards, depending on the paper the photographer used.

Plot summary[ edit ] The novel revolves around movie actress Suzanne Vale as she tries to put her life together after a drug overdose. The book is divided into five main sections: The prologue is in epistolary form , with postcards written by Suzanne to her brother, friend, and grandmother. The novel continues the epistolary form, consisting of first-person narrative excerpts from a journal Suzanne kept while coming to terms with her drug addiction and rehab experiences.

My life is over anyway. This section ends with Suzanne being discharged after successfully completing treatment. The second section opens with dialogue between Suzanne and film producer Jack Burroughs on their first date. It then changes to alternating monologues from Suzanne addressed to her therapist and Jack addressed to his lawyer, who serves much the same purpose as Suzanne’s therapist. The last three sections are traditional third-person narrative.

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Players ante into a pot and take turns spinning the top. If it landed P1, P2 or P3, he would lose put 1, 2 or 3 of his chips, respectively, into the pot. By far, the most common rule is for all the players to add one chip to the pot if “O”, “All Put,” etc. Source of pictures of spinners for this page. Also included are many put and takes that I do not own, pictures taken from eBay listings.

A collection of 8 post cards dating from through Each card shows signs of normal paper aging and is in reasonably good condition Each card is in a plastic ng: Free.

Its hotels and restaurants offer high-quality hospitality for all visitors and one has recently staked a claim to have more than types of champagne available. A gateway to the beauties of the Peak Distirct National Park, Bollington’s remnants of industrial history, the splendid Adelphi and Clarence Mills, stand on the banks of the Macclesfield Canal, reminders of the town’s heyday for the cotton industry.

Pre-dating the modern multi-level shops by several centuries, the Rows in Chester are the first floor shops, forming a continuous upper gallery along the main streets. With the distinctive black and white timber work and oriel windows, the 19th century restorations of much older buildings still fit in wonderfully and enable you to enjoy a new style of pedestrian shopping. The Cross, a reconstruction of the 15th century crucifix, is the historic centre of the City.

This was the centre of the Roman Camp layout, and is a wonderful place to watch the passing scene. Town Crier also the City’s Beadle in full regalia, make regular announcements in summer.

The Old Postcard Collection 1918-19