The full Fern Street Postcards collection is exhibited on the 2nd Floor Mezzanine at Sunderland Museum and Wintergardens in the autumn and winter of 2013.

the exhibition_

The Mezzanine is a small light-flooded area leading from the lifts to the main 2nd floor galleries and overlooks the main atrium from the entrance via Museum Street to the Glasshouse. Use the main lift for easiest access, but if you do use the stairs, turn right, through the double doors, take a whirl around the Lowrys and head towards the sunshine.

Grateful thanks to the Friends of Sunderland Museum [FOSUM] for allowing the use of their vitrine. We will be reporting the progress of The Mystery at one of their meetings in 2014. Keep an eye on their timetable of talks and events, they are always very interesting to any local historian.

The exhibiting of the postcards would not have been possible without the north-east’s first and biggest ever photography festival – The Social: Encountering Photography – a month of photographic encounters throughout the north east. Brainchild of Carol McKay and Amanda Ritson the number of exhibitions both traditional and outdoor, and their courage and stamina have been remarkable. Huge thanks to them for their kindness and assistance.

Here’s a map of the locations of exhibitions during The Month of Photography:

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO EXHIBIT THE POSTCARDS and their response letters and postcards, in a community centre, church or gallery, locally or further afield, please get in touch via the comments form below. We would love to hear from you.


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