Joining Tom Jackson to discuss the postcards from their pasts are two award-winners: novelist and memoirist KERRY HUDSON (Tony Hogan Bought Me An Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma, Thirst, Lowborn) and writer and editor of Index On Censorship, RACHAEL JOLLEY. Join a tour round cartoonists, surveillance, Miss Cromer and herrings, as we encounter random weddings, Russian translators, a curry pastie and a cream cake. Wish you were here?

The Cathedral, Exeter. “Just eaten my dinner – curry pastie & cream cake.”
The Cathedral, Exeter. “The novelty of being ‘Miss Yardley’ is beginning to wear off.”
Rachael’s postcard: a reproduction of the cover of the very first issue of Index on Censorship.
Kerry’s postcard from her husband – sent from Geneva…
…and an equally romantic postcard from Kerry to her husband, sent while she was in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Britannia Pier, Great Yarmouth, 1906.
Scotch Lassies at Work, Great Yarmouth, 1906. The Scottish women who worked in the herring industry in Great Yarmouth would travel down from Aberdeen – and these women could have been Kerry’s forebears.
A cartoon on a postcard, commissioned and published by Index on Censorship.
Three postcards from Kerry’s collection of real photographic wedding postcards – bittersweet and fascinating.
Two Bridges, Dartmoor, Devon, 1988. “Jeffrey fell out of his top bunk and broke wrist on Monday night.”
The Moulin Rouge in Paris, on a musical postcard.