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Northern Echo

People rarely send postcards these days, but a new book resurrects memories of a golden age. Andrew White speaks to postcard collector and author Tom Jackson.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…