Joining TOM JACKSON to discuss the postcards from his past is writer and broadcaster TOM DYCKHOFF. In a flex to the usual format, Tom opens up his precious childhood scrapbook and shares the postcards that as a seven-year-old he lovingly stuck in as souvenirs of family holidays and day trips. Maps, memories and mysteries. Wish you were here?

Windsor Castle from the river, 12 May 1959 “Dear Aunty & Uncle. The weather is perfect. I am writing this card near the river on the front of the card. I had to leave an address at Q. Park. I told them that I was going away so I gave them your address but she is alright. Just in case, you could telephone Smiths of Wigan, I.O.W. TOUR but I don’t think it will be needed. We are going to the IOW today and staying two nights instead of one, because the hotel at Southsea as been burnt down, so that makes it better still. Love Bessie”

Tom Dyckhoff’s precious scrapbook.

A selection of cards from Tom Dyckhoff’s childhood scrapbook.

York Minster from City Walls, 15 August 1986 “We had a fire on a lorry on holiday we stopped up all night love from Neil and Mark”

A musical postcard of the Eiffel Tower.