Before Email, Twitter and Instagram, people used to send postcards. I collect these vintage postcards, for their messages as much as their pictures.
Gala Day Friday - a vintage postcard from Shanklin sent in 1958 Click To Tweet
This is Shankin Pier in the Isle of Wight, and the card was sent to Chippenham, Wiltshire in 1958 – the message reads:
Am having a happy time and the weather is good so far but cold. Gala day Friday with fireworks at night. Saw Dr Cox and family yesterday. Splendid Yachts. Love K