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Postcard Fair

Date: 13 November 2010 Time: 09.30 - 3.30

Venue: Lancaster University Management School

Edwardian Postcard Fair poster
Edwardian Postcard Fair poster

The Edwardian Postcard Project at Lancaster University and Red Rose Postcard Club of Preston are jointly hosting a Postcard Fair open to the public.

Postcards for sale to suit specialist collectors and beginners

Art exhibit of mixed-media work incorporating postcards

A programme of illustrated lectures:

  • The history of the early postcard - Professor Nigel Hall, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • The Edwardians' Twitters - comparing postcards a hundred years' ago and today's digital revolution - Dr Julia Gillen, Literacy Research Centre, Lancaster University
  • Postcard messages in the Great War - Andrew Brooks, author.
  • Edwardian postcards and everyday writing at the beginning of the twentieth century - Julia Gillen & Nigel Hall

Entry: £1

(free to Lancaster University alumni on production of STEPS magazine)

Free parking

Catering available.

The event will be held in the area of Hub Cafe and Lecture Theatre 4 on the ground floor.

For more information see

The event is supported by the Friends' Programme of Lancaster University.

Event website:


Who can attend: Anyone


Further information

Associated staff: Julia Gillen

Organising departments and research centres: Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe), Lancaster Literacy Research Centre, Linguistics and English Language

Keywords: Linguistic ethnography, Literacies, Literacy, Literacy practices, Mobilities, Orthography, Popular culture, Twentieth century British history, Twentieth-century popular culture, Vernacular literacies


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