An Edwardian “Facebook”; A Trip on the Thames Staines to Kew’

Exhibitor: Roger Niven
(Federation of Surrey Philatelic Societies)

This exhibit shows postcard views of the river Thames from Staines to Brentford, as seen by visitors in Edwardian times and up to the First World War.  Messages from the cards recreate the immediacy of this new social medium when new printing techniques, and frequent and fast postal deliveries, made it the ‘Facebook’ of its time.

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