Wednesday, 10 August 2016

JUST FOR A LAUGH # 1



Above is a card published by Bamforth and postmarked 1975.

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MON 16th JAN 2017 UPDATE: Below is the same Rhyl photo used on a differing card by Bamforth. The single-storey Coliseum Theatre is shown to better advantage in this version.


Bamforth & Co. Ltd of Yorkshire still exists. The company made 'saucy' seaside postcards from 1910 onwards; these are famous and collectable.


Less well known is that Bamforth made a series of short comedy & novelty films 1898-1915. You could find a list of them on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamforth_%26_Co_Ltd

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