I have been researching the history of the Postcard. Did you know that cards showing images became popular in the 1880’s? The cards would show pictures of famous landmarks, scenic views and the Sea side as Trains became popular modes of transport bringing Victorian tourists to the coast. This got me thinking about Wells and all the tourism the old Train brought to the town. I can picture in my mind’s eye all the beautifully dressed Victorian Ladies stepping off the Train on Polka road and making their way to the High Street, where all the shops used to be. With the launch of the Victorian Nights Festival only 2 days away, I took advantage of this sunny Wednesday afternoon to take a few photos of what Wells looks like now and the journey people will be making on Saturday for the Victorian Family Day at the Maltings. The frame represents time, reminiscent of what the scene would have looked like in the past linking the present day with history, to create contemporary postcard memories.
See you all on Saturday 19th May for the Victorian Family Day at the Maltings in Wells 10am onwards.