Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are broadcaster PETROC TRELAWNY (BBC Radio 3 Breakfast, Leeds International Piano Competition Live) and music writer RICHARD KING (How Soon Is Now?, Original Rockers). In this musically-tinged episode we explore the demise of the non-conformist chapel in the Cornish landscape, pore over a personal postcard sent by John Peel, and hear about a strange family coincidence in a church in Alexandria. Don’t drink the salt water. Wish you were here?
A view of St Ives by Alfred Wallis. Petroc’s choice to remind him of his Cornish childhood.
Richard’s card of Welsh Chapels by John Piper
“I like drinking salt water. There are lots of ladybirds.”
Through-Traffic Capital of East Anglia: a card sent to Richard King by John Peel
“Yes, please I should love to have the piano stool, please – my piano has not arrived yet.”
A view of Alexandria. A souvenir of Petroc’s stay when he discovered, in the church in Shatby, a memorial to his great grandmother.
A dreamlike Hungarian pleasure garden, on a cardboard record.