Talk At Sunderland Museum

  The lovely people at Friends of Sunderland Museum (FOSUM) have asked to hear about some of the responses to the Exhibition. So on Saturday 8th March at 2pm you will be able to see a presentation featuring many of the postcards sent in and several other very intriguing responses. The Powerpoint slides will be…

Response #3 – The Careless Days

A response from someone @thecarelessdays using Twitter to @fernstpostcards for just three days, November 20th – 22nd 2013, is a mystery all it’s own. It is a pleasure and privilege to include it here, and a wonderful story. If it’s yours, please do let us know. There were 16 Tweets altogether, published here, and gathered…

Postcard #13: Tissington Spires

  Not a collection of ancient churches nestled in a valley, no. Tissington Spires are a series of rock formations in Dovedale, Derbyshire. We are imagining Martin Crosby’s best friend, or his cousin or marra, on a walking holiday, wearing warm tweeds, Fair Isle knitwear and carrying Nordic poles. Here‘s some more information about the…

Postcard #10: Bass Rock Lighthouse

Precarious position for the photographer, wobbling about in rough northern seas in what may have been a small boat. Quite a risky job. Bass Rock is an island of the coast of Scotland, according to Wikipedia now owned by one Sir Hew Fleetwood Hamilton-Dalrymple. Berwick is a pretty town in itself to visit for a…

Postcard #9: Exmoor Ponies

It’s  a Frith! The Frances Frith Collection. Beautiful Art Nouveau lettering on the blank side, and the Frith code number on the front right hand corner. We might be able to track how old this is, but the styles gives us possibly the 1910s-30s.