10 June 2021 / 18:30 - 19:45
Virtual event

Part of ‘Wish You Were Here: 151 Years of the British Postcard’

Since 2016, Tom Jackson’s twitter feed, Postcard From The Past has been obligatory reading, receiving more than 13 million hits a month. For anyone with an interest in how we used to live, or in eavesdropping on other people’s conversations, these postcard messages on faded views are funny, illuminating and addictive.

In a talk illustrated with suspiciously blue skies, enormous good-luck cats and a squadron of one-eared donkeys, Tom Jackson will draw on his alarmingly huge collection of everyday postcards to present the oddest, funniest and most touching postcard messages.

Beyond the problem with Auntie Beryl’s legs, where Dad left his sunhat, or that time Kevin fell in the swimming pool, we’ll discover hidden messages, cries for help, threats and mysteries, and consider whether or not it’s too late to revive the art of postcard writing.

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About the event

This event will be hosted online via Zoom. Bookers should download and ensure that Zoom can run on their device ahead of the event. Instructions on how to join the event will be emailed to bookers 24 hours beforehand.