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Architecture, history, postcards

This could turn into an addiction!

by Adrian Tribe

London — I was walking back to my office from a lunchtime meeting in another university building today and happened to be taking a route past the Hotel Russell, which was looking as splendid as ever in the glorious Spring sunshine, so I just had to take a photo. It just so happened that my most recent postcard acquisition was another one from this Hotel, sent 110 years ago - a lovely (albeit brief!) note ...

history, Flying, postcards

Flying from Paris to London, 1910 style

by Adrian Tribe

Sevenoaks — Regular visitors to Hi will know that I have a thing about historical postcards. Personally I think they are a much-neglected source of historical evidence that deserve greater study, although there ...

history, World War 1, postcards

When the main road was a playground, and young men went off to war...

by Adrian Tribe

Sevenoaks — Another card that tells two stories. Sunny Side was the name given to a row of south-facing cottages built along the main Maidstone to Sevenoaks road through Borough Green in the late 19th century. ...

history, postcards, farewell

An update on Aubrey and Daddy - a Hi success story perhaps?

by Adrian Tribe

London — Hi members who were around way back in early 2014 may remember a few posts that I created at that time based around historical postcards. One of these - entitled “This could turn into an addiction!” ...

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