Joining TOM JACKSON to discuss the postcards from his past – in our new, streamlined format – is writer JONATHAN GIBBS (Randall, The Large Door, Spring Journal, A Personal Anthology). We travel on the Post Bus to Mutiny on the Buses, avoid the Plague Dogs and take a spin with spiral messages. Wish you were here?
RIVER OUSE FROM LENDAL BRIDGE YORK, “DEAR PENNY, YOU COULD LEARN TO ROW MUCH BETTER ON THIS HUGE RIVER THAT FLOWS THROUGH YORK ON THE LEFT, YOU SEE THE BIG BOATS THAT RUN PLEASURE TRIPS UP AND DOWN THE RIVER. THERE ARE LOTS OF SMASHING SHOPS HERE, TOO. DINGING FROCKS AND SHOES! LOVE DAD XXXXXX”
Rough Sea from North Pier, Blackpool, 16 August 1972. “LINDA Having a great time. The weather is hot. We went to morecambe last week, Blackburn yesterday and we are going to Burnly to day. Next week we are going to Blackpool Zoo which has just opened. We’ve been to see “MUTINY ON THE BUSES” LOVE Pamela”
Jonathan’s postcard of the Town Square in Broughton-in-Furness, featuring the Duddon Valley Post Bus.
Montmartre Village and Sacré Coeur Church, 18 April1966. “Dear Sue, Chris, and Katie, I am having a marvellous time here. I’ve been up the Notre Dame Towers 2nd floor of Eiffel Tower and Gallery Lafayette. I tripped over a roundabout yesterday!!!!??! And I suddenly realised I was in the middle of the road cars all round me flat on my face HELP!!!”
Jonathan’s spiral message postcard from his friend Neil.
A 1915 spiral message postcard.
A musical postcard: Sarköz Girl.