Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are comedian TONY LAW and journalist and podcaster JULIA RAESIDE. We encounter Ronnie and Donnie, join Tony on the longest gap year and hear about Julia’s dream weekend, spent truffling through dusty boxes. Along the way we try hog-selling to raise funds, learn the true value of a Led Zeppelin cassette and enter into serious research into Indo-European horse tribes. Wish you were here?

Highcliffe & Barton on Sea multiview, 1985. “There is plenty of sand on the beach but you have to bring your own cement.”
Weymouth, Portland Bill, 1985. “Did we see the Red Arrows on our way down? We thought we did.”
Julia’s vintage card of Pull’s Ferry, Norwich bought in Battlesbridge, Essex, and sent by “your loving friend Laura” to Miss J. Cullum in Diss, Norfolk in 1906. “Thank you very much for getting in touch. If you comes to Norwich you will call me, won’t you?”
Julia’s oddest postcard: a home-made postcard-Christmas card created (and laminated) by comedy writer Chris Morris. The image: some meat; the message: “Christ almeaty.”
Red October Street, Soviet Kazakhstan. An example of the kind of postcard Tony found on his trip to the Soviet Union when he was 17. This one is taken from the excellent “Brutal Bloc Postcards” (FUEL, 2019).
Mars Hill, Lynmouth, 1963. “It was crowded with cars, not half as pretty as when we saw it in 1952.”
Julia’s postcard from her Dad. Sent in 2014, posted in Malaga. A simple holiday postcard, but a happy reminder of her late father.
Tony has mainstream tastes in art: this postcard of Monet’s Le Bassin Aux Nymphéas. “Reckon we got ourselves a feller who can paint.”
Ilfracombe Harbour, 1965. “When we reached Barnstaple the ground was waterlodged so we did the unforgiveable thing and hired a ‘caravan’ for the night.”
A musical postcard of Zurich in Summer.