Saturday, 22 January 2011

Vintage postcard of Sandwich, Kent

Sandwich in Kent is a place I must have been to tens of times a a very young child as it was not far from Deal, where my parents grew up and my grandmother lived. I have however only been back once and that was probably 20 years ago now so I don't really have many memories about it apart from the river. Again, as with so many other places in my vintage postcard collection, it's on the list to visit.

This particular postcard of Sandwich shows a structure called The Barbican, which from the brief research I undertook, and despite its ancient appearance, is still there today and looking remarkably similar.

The Barbican, Sandwich, Kent, published by Raphael Tuck

The postcard is unused but I would guess that it dates back to the 1900's. It's an oilette postcards, published in Raphael Tuck's 'Picturesque Counties' series, number 7116.

More vintage postcards of Kent, and 100's from elsewhere can be found on my vintage postcard web site

1 comment:

  1. Howdy
    Happy PFF :)
    Oh what a lovely card .
    Thank you so much for sharing the card and the information !
    I do hope you get to go back and visit soon.
    Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.
    Until next time
    Happy Trails

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