– A story told through postcards –
The first commercially produced postcards appeared in 1861. The first known printed picture postcard, with an image on one side, was created in France in 1870. Since the start they have provided an informal form of communication often with featured illustrations and fascinating photographs. There are hundreds of different subjects covered within the genre but the focus here is on railway postcards.
The golden age of postcards covered the period 1890 to 1915 and the phenomena has continued to maintain worldwide interest proving without doubt that postcards are communicators and provide a frozen in time snapshot of much of our social history.
This programme uses the producers private railway postcard collection to tell the stories behind many of Britains famous named trains and expresses. The postcard illustrations used within the programme are supplemented with much rare archive film and an informative commentary.
Volume Two continues the theme of volume one and features more of Britains fames Named Trains & Expresses.
This second programme includes. The lake District Express, Leeds Bradford express, Manchester express, the Midland Pullman, Royal Scot, the Silver Jubilee, The Coronation Scot, the Atlantic Coast Express, Bournemouth & Brighton Belles, SECR boat trains, LBSCR expresses and the Golden Arrow amongst others.