Tuesday, 16 March 2010


Multiview postcards such as these are popular with collectors of old adverts, and for the same reason: they are ‘period pieces’ that carry a strong flavour of the times in which they were published. Although edited to give the best impression, they offer an insight into architectural fashions and flavours of the day. There are a couple of decades between each of the cards above; they are postmarked (top to bottom) 1960, 1983 and 2001.

In the 2001 card, the picture centre right is of the Land Train which was based in the Children's Village; it shuttled back and forth on the prom.