Postcards of Bournemouth through the ages

by Terry Kirkman, Hon. Secretary, Ferndown and West Moors Philatelic & Postcard Club

With the support of the Bournemouth Library we at the Ferndown and West Moors Philatelic & Postcard Club are putting on a changing display of stamps and postcards from Monday 15th March to Saturday 10th April 2010 in the exhibition area of the Bournemouth Central Library.

One of the postcards to be on display: Bournemouth from the Pier

One of the postcards to be on display: Bournemouth from the Pier

The display has two aims which will promote both types of collecting activities carried out by our club members. A philatelic display will publicise and promote the London 2010: Festival of Stamps national programme, whilst a postcard display of Bournemouth through the ages will celebrate the Bournemouth Bicentenary year activities. We are also inviting other philatelic societies in the region to submit displays which will help to promote their own societies.

On the opening day the Mayor of Bournemouth Mrs. Beryl Baxter and her consort, Mr. William Baxter, have kindly accepted our invitation to attend and declare the exhibition open for viewing.

Another of the postcards which will be on display: Bournemouth - Stream in Gardens

Another of the postcards which will be on display: Bournemouth - Stream in Gardens

At the exhibition we will be handing out promotional material for London 2010: Festival of Stamps as well as a short article on collecting postcards designed for the general public as an introduction to the hobby.

For more on philatelic activities in the Bournemouth area visit http://www.philatelyinbournemouth.co.uk/

One response to “Postcards of Bournemouth through the ages

  1. Very nice post, I am adding a link to my lens on Bournemouth at http://www.squidoo.com/bournemouth where there are also some good old photos of Bournemouth. Old postcards are a great way to see how life was years ago. Sadly some of these remind me too much of Bournemouth when I was growing up there!

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