Friday, 4 February 2011

A bit tatty but loved nevertheless

Well given the title of this post, I could be talking about many different things, perhaps also including myself. However today's blog update is dedicated to what I refer to as my 'tatty pile'. This is a pile of vintage postcards which are typically not good enough quality to make it on to my web pages, but are worth keeping hold of nevertheless.

The first postcard is a street scene in Skegness. What I love about this postcard is the detail of the shops ... and the fact that it's car-free.

Lumley Road, Skegness, c.1912

This next postcard is of Manchester Road in Burnley. What's slightly odd about this postcard is that the dimensions and perspective seem a bit out of sync, but that adds to the overall charm.

Manchester Road, Burnley

And finally for this post, here's a postcard of Port Sunlight. By the sound of the name you might think it's somewhere in the Caribbean, but in fact it's a historic village in the Wirral. The village was the dream child of William Hesketh Lever who recognised the importance of a happy and health workforce for the success of his soap business.

 Lever Free Library and Museum, Port Sunlight

As usual 100's more vintage postcards on my web site, including a new batch uploaded this week.

15 comments:

  1. three wonderful cards! definitely keepers, tatty or not!

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  2. they're all beautiful! Thanks for sharing them!

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  3. A great set of cards, perfect title. I visited Port Sunlight last year, for the first time, it looks exactly the same as the card. What vision Lever had.

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  4. I don't have any idea where those places are, but they look like they would have been nice to visit. and I love the name Port Sunlight.

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  5. Not tatty at all! Enjoyable - especially the last one with the run over writing. Perhaps letters are a better answer to his/her need for space. But then we wouldn't have seen the postcard!

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  6. What pretty cards of quaint little places. I also don't know where they are, but I would have loved to visited them, too.

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  7. A look back is always a keeper, and these show details of how things once were. Great postcards.
    Tete

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  8. Fantastic cards, little pieces of history. As Joy says, Port sunlight hasn't changed at all. I found it a bit eerie, all those identical houses.

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  9. wonderful cards, i love the old architecture and the details the cards share with us about another time ... and no traffic!!!! Happy PFF!

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  10. I always wonder why some people would write over the picture! But that's just me I guess! These are of such a lovely place...like home sweet home!

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  11. Great post! All postcards are keepers. Wrinkles and scuffs are just more character.

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  12. An interesting thing about all three of these postcards is that each has a street that narrows into the distance. They are all wonderful in their own way, tatty or not.

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  13. The problem with Skeggy was that it was a four mile hike to reach the sea. Well it always seemed that far. It must be nearly 50 years since I went there; there were more cars them than on your card. Keep it - it may become as famous as the Skegness poster of the fisherman.

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  14. Thanks for all the great comments. You've all inspired me to look a bit deeper into my tatty pile, so maybe I'll do another similar posting next week.

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  15. These are wonderful! Thank you for sharing from your "tatty" file. I loved seeing these.

    Have a fabulous weekend, my dear.

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