I recently decided I wanted to add some postcards to my collection of family history material. We saw a postcard fair advertised at Pudsey Civic Hall so went along this morning to see what we could find. I had been looking on eBay for a while but hadn’t bought anything so was quite excited at the prospect of coming home with some purchases.
I was pleasantly surprised at the number of traders there and the huge selection of postcards available. There was no trouble finding what we were looking for as they were all arranged either geographically or by subject. I was looking for postcards of Cowling, West Yorkshire and Jayne was looking for postcards of Sutton on Sea and Mablethorpe in Lincolnshire.
I came home with five purchases and Jayne came back empty handed. My search was somewhat easier as I was looking for any village scenes but Jayne was searching for more specific images. Her parents and grandparents had shops in Sutton on Sea and Mablethorpe so she was hoping to find some pictures featuring the premises.
I’m happy with the postcards I found and will get them scanned and posted in my blog over the next few weeks. There are a couple still on eBay that I didn’t see at the fair today so I might invest a bit more money in those. This is an interesting change of direction for me – away from just researching individual ancestors and looking more at where they lived.
The postcard fairs in Pudsey are every couple of months and I’m sure we will be going again and spending more money.