Postcard From the Past, PostcardFromthePast, podcastfromthepast, Podcast from the Past, Tom Jackson, TomJackson, Twitter

Telegraph & Argus

I CAN count on one hand the number of people I know who send holiday postcards – and it’s just one. My friend, Helen, and I make a point of sending each other postcards when we go away, and we know they’ll be appreciated. But there’s a personal touch to postcards that I like. My postcard-sending friend peppers her messages…

Postcard From the Past, PostcardFromthePast, podcastfromthepast, Podcast from the Past, Tom Jackson, TomJackson, Twitter, @pastpostcard

Aberdeen Evening Express

Remember when… we used to write postcards on holiday? If you still do, well done for upholding the tradition. And if you don’t, we can only assume you now use social media to boast about your travels instead, like the rest of us. For those whose diligent postcard writing has now become a suncream-splodged memory, of scribbling ‘wish you were…

Postcard From the Past, PostcardFromthePast, podcastfromthepast, Podcast from the Past, Tom Jackson, TomJackson, Twitter, @pastpostcard

The Telegraph

Postcards are history in all its messy, sometimes silly glory – lets hope they survive… I love old postcards. Not just the dated images on the front, but the dated messages on the back. Really not that long ago, all our lives were summed up on them. But now, yet again, a survey tells us that the picture postcard is…

Postcard From the Past, PostcardFromthePast, podcastfromthepast, Podcast from the Past, Tom Jackson, TomJackson, Twitter, @pastpostcard

BBC News

Sending postcards home is no longer the holiday staple it once was, but a Twitter account sharing snippets from other people’s trips is proving the appetite for the handwritten updates remains. Tom Jackson picks up postcards at car boot sales and in charity shops – sharing a picture and one line of text with his 40,000 followers on @PastPostcard. The…

Postcard from the Past at Gatwick Airport Mail Online

There isn’t much space to write on a postcard, so it’s interesting to see what tit-bits people choose to share from their holidays. These amusing examples, harking back to the format’s golden age, contain tourist insights including the mention of ‘some dodgy characters’ in Lisbon, to a card from Niagara Falls which reads: ‘Keep feeding the cat and don’t get…

Postcard From the Past, PostcardFromthePast, podcastfromthepast, Podcast from the Past, Tom Jackson, TomJackson, Twitter, @pastpostcard

The Guardian

Tom Jackson, the collector behind the popular Twitter account, picks six of his favourite postcards – and their often incongruous messages – from his new book In his introduction to the book, Mark Haddon refers to my cards with their messages as ‘very short and very cryptic stories’. This formulaic multi-view card of Torquay holds a terrible secret that feels…

Big Issue

These days the picture postcard has got lost in the email, but collector Tom Jackson’s new book celebrates this dying communication. Their messages carry a funny and often poignant link to our past. About a year ago, on a quiet day at the office, I started posting postcards on Twitter. Not for their collectable beauty or even for their historic…

Post Magazine

  I have spent much of this week immersed in the oddly enthralling PostcardFromThePast, a Twitter account showing thousands of old picture-postcard views accompanied only by brief, undated quotes from their unnamed writers. You don’t need a Twitter account of your own to look through these “fragments of life in real messages on postcards from the past” but – such…

Page 2 of 3123