Friday, 3 September 2010

Vintage postcards of Dorset

Although I've just enjoyed a fantastic holiday on the west coast of France, one of my favourite holiday destinations remains Dorset in the UK. Fortunately we live close enough to visit much of it in a longish day trip. The great thing about Dorset is that there's so much variety within such a relatively small area. Probably my favourite parts are Swanage, which has retaind its attraction as a seaside resort without becoming to busy or modern, and also Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door for its fascinating geology. Corfe Castle is also a favourite, particularly when driving towards it at sunset when it's silhouetted against the evening sky.

The Blue Pool, near Wareham, published by Harvey Barton, number 39876

Branksome Chine, Bournemouth, published by J.E.Beale, number 171

Near Wimbourne, published by Meissner and Buch

Corfe Castle, by artist EWH, published by Valentine, c.1949

Lulworth Cove, by artist A.R.Quinton, published by J.Salmon, number 2825

See my vintage postcards web site for loads more vintage postcards of Dorset and other English counties ... in writing this blog entry I've just realised that I've mis-filed some Eastbourne postcards on my Dorset page rather than my Sussex page so will move these over to their correct page when I get a few minutes free

And finally for today's update, I was fortunate enough to be up in London yesterday when the Picture Postcard Fair was taking place. I managed to go along for a couple of hours after work and picked up a few goodies which will form blog entries in the days, weeks and months to come.


  1. Love that first card. It has such great color.

  2. Loved these cards. Love the color! Wonderful. Happy PFF!

  3. I particularly like the artist's view of Corfe Castle.

  4. I'm with Sheila - the PC of Corfe Castle is my favorite!


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