Friday, 8 April 2011

Vintage postcards of Norwich

For this week's PFF I thought I'd share a couple of vintage postcards from yet another place that I've only ever visited through my postcard collection ... Norwich, in the county of Norfolk. At probably 3 hours by car, it's not that far from where I live but travelling anywhere diagonally across England is never easy. By train I'm not even sure how I would travel there as the crow flies - I suspect I would have to go into London Paddington, across to Liverpool Street on the tube, and up to Norwich from there, which would be a minimum of 3 different trains. Even before the Beeching cuts of the 1960's, this journey would still have been a challenge by train without going via London. It feels like the sort of place to go to when you're not in a hurry.

Pull's Ferry, Norwich, by artist Darren Williams, c.1905

Bishop's Bridge, Norwich, c.1914

As usual 100's more vintage postcards on my web site

16 comments:

  1. i really like the *arty* postcards ... lovely! Happy PFF!

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  2. Both beautiful cards, but the sky in the second one is just gorgeous.

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  3. same here...have never been to norwich, but have heard that it's very pretty...it was certainly very picturesque at the beginning of the 1900s i see!

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  4. I've never been anywhere in England.

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  5. I love bridges. I don't know if the top one would count as a bridge but they're both lovely.

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  6. I've been waiting for your next post :-)
    Nice trip you made me imagine, thank you :-) But soon I'll come to England again and I can see it with my eyes *.*

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  7. I does look like it would be well worth the effort of getting there. Thanks for sharing. Chances are fairly slim that I will get to visit there in person.

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  8. I'm liking the sky in the second one an awful lot.

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  9. I agree with the previous posters - the colors are great, esp the second postcard. Happy PFF!

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  10. lovely postcards...wish to received vintage postcards someday! it will surely make me happy! happy postcrossing!

    -Postcrossing Mom

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  12. Both cards are just beautiful!

    Take Care
    Marinela

    Short Poems

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  13. "It feels like the sort of place to go to when you're not in a hurry".
    i like the sound of that. possibly because i am getting older, i value my time and want it to be as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.
    thanx 4 sharing these!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  14. Great artistry. Especially the top one. I like the subdued tones in it.

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