Saturday, 12 November 2011

Sepia Saturday 100 - The first Walk

Firstly a big Happy Birthday and best wishes to Sepia Saturday on reaching its 100th birthday - and here's to the next 100! I really had hoped to theme for this one but have not had much success. So, instead I'm sharing a vignette style, vintage postcard called The First Walk in Wellingborough, Northamptonshre.The postcard was published by Wrench and dates back to 1908.

Wellingborough, The First Walk, c.1908

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

    

9 comments:

  1. I come from Rutland which borders Northamptonshire and knew Wellingborough well at one time. I wonder what it looks like now.

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  2. And a calm and peaceful walk it looked...

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  3. Just the kind of walk I’d enjoy!

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  4. A nice old postcard of Wellingborough, which is just up the road from where I live.
    Have a look at my collection at www.oldstratforduponavon.com/northamptonshire

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  5. What a beautiful serene location for the baby's first outing.
    Nancy javier

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  6. A beautiful card, a simpler day and time. It would be a great scene to enlarge and frame in a nursery!

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  7. Aren't those trees and the canopy they create lovely? I wonder if it was a weekday, seeing that there were only 4 people out and about.

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  8. Great card - I wonder how it acquired that name. Thanks for being such a firm supporter of Sepia Saturday over the last couple of years.

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  9. That's a very typical postcard scene from around 1910, and most appropriate for the Sepia Saturday centennial. I'm interested in your mention of the Wrench series of postcards, as I have images (not originals) of several from Derbyshire. One of them is a view of the River Derwent at Derby, similar to those featured here, posted in February 1907. It is number 13875, which suggests not only that were a huge number in the series, but also that they must have started publishing fairly early in that decade.

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