04/10/2020

 

“ROMAN BRITAIN”

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

PHQ Set 472

(postcards that reproduce the Royal Mail’s stamp releases)

Stamps issued – 18TH June 2020

(As always, I have my copies used with the appropriate stamp applied to the front of the card and cancelled first day of issue with a special hand stamp)

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

 

ROMAN BRITAIN

DOVER LIGHTHOUSE

2ND CLASS STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 471 (1)

 

This is not Royal Mail’s first set based on our Roman history as there was a four-stamp issue released in 1993, which can also be found on PHQ cards. This one shown here though is more eclectic in its images.

 

ROMAN BRITAIN

BIGNOR MOSAIC

2ND CLASS STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 471 (2)

 

ROMAN BRITAIN

CAERLEON AMPHITHEATRE

1ST CLASS STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 471 (3)

 

ROMAN BRITAIN

RIBCHESTER HELMET

1ST CLASS STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 471 (4)

 

ROMAN BRITAIN

BRIDGENESS DISTANCE SLAB

£1.63 STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 471 (5)

 

 

ROMAN BRITAIN

WARRIOR GOD, CAMBRIDGESHIRE

£1.63 STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 471 (6)

 

ROMAN BRITAIN

GORGON’S HEAD, BATH

£1.68 STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 471 (7)

 

 

ROMAN BRITAIN

HADRIAN’S WALL

£1.68 STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 471 (8)

 

04/10/2020

 

“CORONATION STREET”

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

PHQ Set 471

(postcards that reproduce the Royal Mail’s stamp releases)

Stamps issued – 28TH May 2020

(As always, I have my copies used with the appropriate stamp applied to the front of the card and cancelled first day of issue with a special hand stamp)

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

 

CORONATION STREET

“THAT WOMAN’S TONGUE. IF IT WAS A BIT LONGER SHE COULD SHAVE WITH IT”

Characters depicted:

ENA SHARPLES and ELSIE TANNER

2nd CLASS STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 471 (1)

 

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of probably the UK’s most famous television soap series royal mail issued this set of stamps depicting characters from throughout the years of Coronation Street.

 

CORONATION STREET

“WOMEN, STANLEY, WOMEN”

Characters depicted:

STAN and HILDA OGDENR

2nd CLASS STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 471 (2)

 

CORONATION STREET

“VERA, MY LITTLE SWAMP DUCK”

Characters depicted:

VERA and JACK DUCKWORTH

1ST CLASS STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 471 (3)

 

CORONATION STREET

“KEN! DO SOMETHING!”

Characters depicted:

DEIRDE and KEN BARLOW

1ST CLASS STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 471 (4)

 

The character of Ken Barlow is Britain’s longest running soap opera character, a record breaker!

 

 

CORONATION STREET

“I CAN’T ABIDE TO SEE PEOPLE GOSSIPING”

Characters depicted:

RITA TANNER and NORRIS COLE

£1.42 STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 471 (5)

 

CORONATION STREET

“BE NICE IF EVERY DAY I HAVE LEFT WOULD BE LIKE THIS”

Characters depicted:

HAYLEY and ROY CROPPER

£1.42 STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 471 (6)

 

CORONATION STREET

“I LOVE YOU. WE SHOULD’NT BE APART A MINUTE LONGER”

Characters depicted:

SUNITA and DEV ALAHAN

£1.63 STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 471 (7)

 

CORONATION STREET

“I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT I’D BE THE PERSON THAT YOU’D CHEAT WITH, NOT ON!”

Characters depicted:

TRACY and STEVE McDONALD

£1.62 STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 471 (8)

 

My only complaint about this series is that because of the number of stamps issued some characters, quite a lot actually, had to be omitted, but there are some characters that I was genuinely surprised were missing, like Gail Platt, Sally Webster, Audrey Roberts, Alf Roberts (now this would have been a good stamp combo),Kevin Webster (although the actor here has had some issues in real life so that may be why here) and perhaps the strangest omission of all, Mike Baldwin which really surprised me considering what a major character this was.

 

 

CORONATION STREET

BET

Barmaid at the

ROVERS RETURN INN

SINGLE STAMP FROM 4 STAMP MINIATURE SHEET

1ST CLASS STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 471 (9)

 

Bet Lynch was probably the best known of the characters shown working behind the famous counter of the Rovers Return. Surprisingly, as fans will notice, Betty Williams is missing from this selection, another surprise to me.

 

 

CORONATION STREET

RAQUEL

Barmaid at the

ROVERS RETURN INN

SINGLE STAMP FROM 4 STAMP MINIATURE SHEET

1ST CLASS STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 471 (10)

 

CORONATION STREET

LIZ

Barmaid at the

ROVERS RETURN INN

SINGLE STAMP FROM 4 STAMP MINIATURE SHEET

£1.42 STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 471 (11)

 

CORONATION STREET

GEMMA

Barmaid at the

ROVERS RETURN INN

SINGLE STAMP FROM 4 STAMP MINIATURE SHEET

£1.42 STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 471 (12)

 

The only one of these characters which I know nothing about, but then Jo stopped watching this one many years ago now.

 

CORONATION STREET

FULL MINIATURE STAMP SHEET

BARMAIDS OF THE ROVERS RETURN INN

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 471 (13)

 

Only the one card was required here as the stamp sheet is small enough to fit completely on the front.

 

02/10/2020

 

FACTORY OWNER DAY OF THE DEAD FIGURINE

1980’S

Pablo Morales,

workshop of

Linares family,

Mexico City, Mexico

Published by

THE BRITISH MUSEUM (London)

Ref: E14510

 

Like many people I find the Mexican traditional festival of the Day of the Dead fascinating. I am particularly taken by the painted skulls which are connected to this annual event, I even have one looking at me right now from my bookshelf. So, you can see why I was taken with this unusual postcard depicting one of the many items held by the British Museum. A great, and weird looking item which has been nicely photographed here on a black background (which seems appropriate somehow)

 

01/10/2020

CENSORED

New additions under this sub-heading on the webpage:

“THE NAKED FORM IN ART”

A SELECTION OF 34 NUDE ART IMAGES REPRESENTED ON POSTCARDS

 

Before anyone states the obvious, that most of these old depicted paintings could probably easily appear on the main webpage without causing offence, let me explain that I made a decision to place all nude images, art, photographic, realistic or so artistic as to probably not appear real at all, here under the Censored section. This is not because I am prudish (far from it as obviously all the cards appearing under the Censored tabs are cards from my collection), but because this is an open to all webpage and I am in a much safer place sticking to this rule.

Today is the 150th anniversary of the first British postcard, and although that one was not a pictorial postcard (see posting a little below) it did lead into the picture postcard phenomenon.

Which subject or theme has most been portrayed on postcards? I believe it is ART, and what art subject appears, more often than others? The nude form. So, what better way to also celebrate todays anniversary than by portraying a small gallery of 34 artist representations of the naked human, with entries by: AUGUSTE RENOIR, SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS, TITIAN, JOAN MIRO, DIEGO VELASQUEZ, GEORGES SEURAT, TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, HENRI MATISSE, GUSTAV KLIMT, SALVADOR DALI, MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI, ALBRECHT DURER, AMEDEO MODIGLIANI and LUCAS CRANACH THE ELDER (1472 – 1553) amongst others, So you can see that the selection I have made is a very eclectic one – to see these cards click on the CENSORED tab then the ‘Censored 4’ sub-tab.

 

 

01/10/2020

 

WORLD POSTCARD DAY

2020 POSTCROSSING WORLD POSTCARD DAY POSTCARD

Design by

Leandro Ferreira (Portugal)

Winner of the Finepaper World Postcard Day Contest for Design and Graphic Arts Students

Published and Printed by

FINEPAPER

For distribution as part of the WORLD POSTCARD DAY organised by

POSTCROSSING

 

The Postcrossing organisation, who run the postcard exchanging website, have designated today as being ‘World Postcard Day’ and have been organising the sale of this winning postcard design for people to send out in the lead up to today and on today. My good friend Franck Roche very kindly sent me a copy all the way from America. I have been saving it up for one of todays postings as it is clearly designed to be seen today of all days.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Frank always uses nice pictorial American postage stamps when he sends me postcards, and this one is no different. I know that Frank sent out a load of these postcards to his worldwide fraternity of postcard friends and I was delighted to be included.     

 

01/10/2020

 

150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST

BRITISH POSTCARD

THE QUEEN VICTORIA HALF PENNY POSTAL STATIONERY POST CARD

First issued on the

1st October 1870

 

Today is a special day amongst postcard collectors, although not in relation to picture postcards, but the initial postal stationery postcards. One hundred and fifty years ago Great Britain became the second country (alongside Switzerland who also issued a postal stationery postcard on this date) to issue a post card.

 

QUEEN VICTORIA HALF PENNY POSTAL STATIONERY POST CARD

Official Postal Stationery Item

Used

FIRST DAY OF ISSUE

1ST OCTOBER 1870

LONDON E. C. (B) CANCELLATION

 

This is one of the gems of my collection. First day used copies of this postal stationery post card can be quite expensive so I was lucky to pick up a copy some years back. As a collector of these postal stationery postcards I had to try and get this one when I saw it in an auction catalogue. It takes pride of place in my collection and was an obvious choice for one of today’s postings.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Received in Hythe on the 2nd October 1870 receiving a Hythe small circle single ring cancel. The message is amusing as it is so foretelling of the future of the short postcard holiday like message.

 

30/09/2020

 

YOU KNOW WHAT, I’M HAPPY

Scene from the Droopy cartoon:

“THE SHOOTING OF DAN Mc GOO”

1947

Cartoon by

TEX AVERY

Published by

DEMONS & MERVEILLES

Ref: T 20

 

You can find just about every well-known animated cartoon character on postcard, but some appear far less often than others. Droopy is just such a character. I remember watching Droopy cartoons when I was young, but I have not seen one on television, or elsewhere for many, many years. I suspect my own children, now all in their 30’s would be hard put to name him if I showed any of them a picture of Droopy. So, when I see any postcards like this, I snap them up. Lack of knowledge around Droopy is probably no surprise as the original main cartoons were released between 1943, when Tex Avery first directed a Droopy cartoon, until 1958, although these were often shown on television right up until the early 1980’s.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

Posted from Belgium in 1993

 

The character has remained more popular in some European countries, especially Belgium where cartoons are almost venerated.

 

29/09/2020

 

H.M.S. SUSSEX

Published by

J. SALMON LTD., SEVENOAKS

Ref: 4602

 

Salmon issued some great artwork postcards depicting trains, aeroplanes and shipping. Many of the shipping and aeroplane ones were originally released during world war II and remained in circulation for many years after the end of the war. On the reverse side of the war cards you can find printed quotes from the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

28/09/2020

 

WALT DISNEY WORLD

3D POSTCARD

Published and sold exclusively by

WALT DISNEY WORLD

 

Looking at my scan of this postcard might give you a headache as the scanner really failed to capture this postcards excellent image, but then it is a 3D postcard and these are always notoriously difficult to capture in a flat image. I apologise for this, but I still wanted to bring this postcard to your attention as I picked it up on my last visit to Walt Disney World in Florida last year, late last year actually as we went in early December. I was disappointed with how few postcards were available, but this one was probably the best of the small bunch.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

28/09/2020

 

PRAGUE IN BLACK AND WHITE (Series – Untitled Card)

Photography by

JAROSLAV TRNOVSKY

Published by

TRNOVSKY

Ref: No. 73

 

When I was in Prague last year, I found a complete spinner of these ‘Prague in Black and White’ series postcards in a shop selling pieces of art. All the postcards in the series depicted artistically styled, cleverly positioned and captured, photographs of this fabulous city, but it was this image of crisscrossing railway tracks which really caught my eye. It ended up being the only one I bought.

 

28/09/2020

 

IN MEMORIAM

“OUR GRACIOUS KING”

HIS MAJESTY

KING GEORGE V

BORN 3RD JUNE 1865

DIED 20TH JANY [January] 1936

Published by

VALENTINE’S

Ref: 7202

 

It has been many years, decades in fact, since we last had the death of a monarch and fingers crossed that it will be awhile still until we next have one, but when it happens I have no doubt that when the Queen does pass away there will be ‘In Memoriam’ postcards released, in forms that will be not unlike this one here from early 1936 (which of course ended up being the year of the three kings, a subject which was also the subject of postcard depiction). It is true to say that since the birth of picture postcards the birth, marriage and death of every member of the main royal family has been the subject of postcard production. I suspect that will not change for a while yet.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

27/09/2020

 

D23

OFFICIAL DISNEY FAN CLUB

2020 PACK POSTCARD SET

“FANTASTIC WORLDS”

 

Jo is a member of D23, which is the official fan club for those interested in the world of ‘Disney’. Members receive a number of well-illustrated magazines (more soft back books really) throughout the year. Upon renewal each year (or upon initial membership) members receive a special year pack of exclusive souvenirs, which change every year but always includes a special selection of pins (which Jo collects). The 2020 pack included a set of exclusive postcards, which Jo has very kindly allowed me to keep these. So, here are this year’s postcards (they do not do postcards every year as there were none included in last year’s package).

 

POSTCARD PACKAGE

WITH THE PAPER STRIP WHICH COMES AROUND THEM

HOLDING THE CARDS TOGETHER

 

BESPIN: STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, 1980

‘CLOUD CITY’

“FANTASTIC WORLDS”

Published by

D23 OFFICIAL DISNEY FAN CLUB

2020 PACK POSTCARD SET

And exclusive to the

2020 D23 CLUB MEMBERSHIP PACKAGE

 

This is possibly one of the best of the pack re collectability outside of the Disney collecting world, mainly because Star Wars is so highly collectible as a theme across the range of collectibles. I do collect Star Wars postcards so this one was a cracker.

 

              PANDORA: AVATAR, 2009

JEWEL OF THE ALPHA CENTAURI STAR SYSTEM

“FANTASTIC WORLDS”

Published by

D23 OFFICIAL DISNEY FAN CLUB

2020 PACK POSTCARD SET

And exclusive to the

2020 D23 CLUB MEMBERSHIP PACKAGE

 

TREASURE ISLAND, 1950

“X” MARKS THE SPOT FOR ADVENTURE!

“FANTASTIC WORLDS”

Published by

D23 OFFICIAL DISNEY FAN CLUB

2020 PACK POSTCARD SET

And exclusive to the

2020 D23 CLUB MEMBERSHIP PACKAGE

 

My least favourite of this set, but that does not mean that I do not like this one. It is going to fit very nicely into my Disney themed collection.

 

PLANET X: GROOT’S FIRST APPEARANCE, 1960

“I AM GROOT”

 “FANTASTIC WORLDS”

Published by

D23 OFFICIAL DISNEY FAN CLUB

2020 PACK POSTCARD SET

And exclusive to the

2020 D23 CLUB MEMBERSHIP PACKAGE

 

If you are not already aware, Groot is a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, a group of characters from the Marvel comic book world, although the character also appeared in two feature films following the Guardians and in the Avengers films ‘Infinity War’ and ‘Endgame’. This has the potential of being a very collectible card as a result.

 

PARIS: THE ARISTOCATS, 1970

WHERE EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A CAT

“FANTASTIC WORLDS”

Published by

D23 OFFICIAL DISNEY FAN CLUB

2020 PACK POSTCARD SET

And exclusive to the

2020 D23 CLUB MEMBERSHIP PACKAGE

 

I remember seeing this animated film at the cinema (a cinema which has long since been demolished) and it is one of the Disney animated films which I am fond of. Surprisingly, this film does not really feature within the Walt Disney World theme park, even though Paris does form part of the world showcase in the Epcot park.

 

SPACE MOUNTAIN: MAGIC KINGDOM, 1975

ROCKET INTO OUTER SPACE… AND BACK!

“FANTASTIC WORLDS”

Published by

D23 OFFICIAL DISNEY FAN CLUB

2020 PACK POSTCARD SET

And exclusive to the

2020 D23 CLUB MEMBERSHIP PACKAGE

 

Now, in my opinion this is the best postcard of the bunch, but then I am a collector of postcards related to the Disney theme parks. This is a lovely design and one which reminds me of my many rides on this attraction.

 

BAIA: THE THREE CABALLEROS, 1945

FEEL THE RHYTHAM IN BEAUTIFUL BAIA

“FANTASTIC WORLDS”

Published by

D23 OFFICIAL DISNEY FAN CLUB

2020 PACK POSTCARD SET

And exclusive to the

2020 D23 CLUB MEMBERSHIP PACKAGE

 

The 1945 ‘The Three Caballeros’ Disney film is an unusual one, made of a selection of different animated short stories and sections of real-life film of the people and landscapes of South America. It is very dated, with some segments a bit slow, but I have always been a bit of a fan of this one. It also forms part of the Mexican pavilion in the world showcase in Epcot as all three of the Caballeros are depicted as animatronic figures in the ‘Grand Fiesta’ ride, which is based on the main theme of this film.

 

25/09/2020

 

THE MOUNTED POLICE

An Officer in the 1836 uniform of the original

Mounted Horse Patrol “Robin Redbreasts”, with his

modern Mounted Branch counterpart

(Text from reverse side of postcard)

Published by

METROPOLITAN POLICE

Printed by

J. ARTHUR DIXON

Published for the 150th Anniversary of the Metropolitan Police

(1829 – 1979)

Ref: L6/SP. 5549

 

A Metropolitan police officer was shot and killed today at Croydon police station. It is another example of just how dangerous a Police Officers work can potentially be. It is sad when anyone dies, especially when it is sudden and in an unexpected way, whatever that persons employment or community position, but somehow it is more impactive when that person is from a circle that you feel connected to in some way. So, I have posted this Metropolitan Police postcard in remembrance of the officer who lost his life today and in commemoration of all officers who have lost their life on duty in previous times.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

24/09/2020

 

MICHAEL LONSDALE ….. RIP

 

Michael Edward Lonsdale-Crouch

 

24th May 1931 – 21st September 2020

 

A British-French actor who appeared in many films (over 180). He is best remembered for his portrayal of the villain Hugo Drax in the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker, but he also appeared in The Day of the Jackal, The Remains of the Day, Caravan to Vaccares, The Holcroft Covenant, The Name of the Rose and Ronin, amongst as stated, many others.

 

MOONRAKER

(Film Poster)

Published by

LONDON POSTCARD COMPANY

Ref: CODE: EO 00734 (Series 2 set of 20)

Bond Classic Posters

 

AUTOGRAPHED ON THE FRONT

 BY

 

ROGER MOORE

(Top)

 

And

 

BLANCHE RAVALEC

(The actress who plays the character ‘Dolly’ in the film – the female character who partners the character ‘JAWS’ in the film)

(Bottom)

 

 

Photograph

MICHAEL LONSDALE

As the character Hugo Drax in Moonraker

 

Photograph

ROGER MOORE

As James Bond in Moonraker

 

Photograph

BLANCHE RAVALEC

As ‘Dolly’ in Moonraker  

 

24/09/2020

 

GENERAL MOTORS BUILDING,

CHICAGO WORLD’S FAIR

Published by

N. SHURE CO., CHICAGO. ILL

Printed in

C. T. ART-COLORTONE – By

CURT TEICH & CO., INC, CHICAGO

Ref: 3A-H659

 

I am a sucker for any type of airship or blimp and although I prefer cards depicting the old German zeppelin’s I will also pick up any showing the Good Year smaller airship, or blimp.

This postcard depicts the General Motors Building at the Chicago World’s Fair which ran from 1933 to 1934. I have previously depicted another card from this series which depicted the Ford Motor Company building at this same fair, so this card goes very nicely beside that one.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

24/09/2020

 

MICKEY MOUSE

FILMOGRAPHY

Published by

LAWSON MARDON POST CARD

THE O.S.P. LINE

Ref: HSC – 614 (PC 709)

 

As I type this, I should have been on an aeroplane flying to Miami in Florida. If the coronavirus had not hit, I would be in my aeroplane seat watching a movie and enjoying the flight (unlike many I do enjoy the flight and consider it part of my holiday). We were to spend a couple of weeks exploring Miami before moving north to the world of the mouse, Walt Disney World. It now looks as if I will not get my Disney fix this year, the first time for many years, but as I have previously stated, I do still have my Disney postcard collection to look through. It is not the same, but better than nothing.

 

23/09/2020

 

FLORIDA

MANATEES

Published by

THE POSTCARD FACTORY

Ref: PC57-FL 098

 

Tonight, we should have been overnighting at the hotel next to the airport before a flight in the morning to Florida. Clearly, like everyone else who was hoping to travel on their holidays ours was cancelled. So, in commemoration of what could have been – five weeks in the US – I post this lovely postcard which depicts one of my favourite Florida creatures. I have seen these often both in captivity and in the wild, but I have also had the pleasure of swimming with them.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

23/09/2020

 

INDIA

POSTAL STATIONERY POST CARDS

With different coloured cachets which read:

WEAR MASK

TO

AVOID RISK

Khairatabad HO – 500004

Or the location:

Hyderabad G.P.O.- 500 001

 

I saw these on the delcampe auction site, and I wanted to buy a selection of cards with this cachet in different colours and from different locations, the two I have seen being Khairatabad and Hyderabad. What I really wanted these for of course is my now quite large Covid-19 collection. So, I found three different on cards and a fourth on a cover, which I will show you just for a bit of completion.

This one is obviously purple and from Hyderabad.

 

INDIA

POSTAL STATIONERY POST CARD

With coloured cachet which reads:

WEAR MASK

TO

AVOID RISK

Khairatabad HO – 500004

 

GREEN CACHET

 

INDIA

POSTAL STATIONERY POST CARD

With coloured cachet which reads:

WEAR MASK

TO

AVOID RISK

Khairatabad HO – 500004

 

RED CACHET

 

SPECIAL COVID-19 THEMED COVER

INDIA

With coloured cachet which reads:

WEAR MASK

TO

AVOID RISK

Hyderabad G.P.O.- 500 001

 

BLACK CACHET

 

NEW BOOK ENTRIES

 

I have placed some more books from my collection in the BOOK LISTING section of this webpage. This includes a book depicting images of police themed postcards and the superb two volume set titled ‘THE POSTAL CARD WORLDWIDE 1869 – 1974’ by James Peter Gough which was issued just last year.  

 

 

22/09/2020

 

ELECTRICALLY HAULED EXPRESSES PASS NEAR

THE NEW FLY-OVER AT RUGBY

Published by

IAN ALLEN LTD

Ref: No. 20

 

I do like a nice artist painted train image. This one is a cracker. I found this recently in an antiques center located in York (which fits in nicely with the previous posting). I paid top end for this one, £2, but for me this was OK, as I really liked the image and I have a tendency to look for the diesel and electric train images above the far more popular steam engines. I think this is because to me these are more modern, and, also, because they often appear much less than almost any steam train has.

 

22/09/2020

 

YORKSHIRE

“Love Your Location”

By

RICHARD O’NEILL

Published by

STAR EDITIONS LTD

Ref: RNYORK181PC

 

So, we have a curfew coming for restaurants and pubs. We will not be able to gather in groups of more than six. Are we heading for a second coronavirus wave? I think many are starting to admit that we are in one.

When we were allowed to travel again, after the lockdown was lifted, the first place we travelled to was Yorkshire. We took our campervan and stayed on a proper site. Everyone there was social distancing properly, and it was nice just to sit outside and watch the birds flying and the beautiful sun setting. But we also visited a couple of tourist locations. Now I wear a mask, possibly because I am diabetic, but also because I think it is the right thing to do. I saw very few others wearing one, except in shops. I saw very-little proper social distancing in some places, and I was not surprised when I later heard, weeks after our return, that covid-19 numbers were rising again in the north. Whilst in York I bought this lovely postcard as a souvenir. I know cycling became far more popular as a form of exercise during the last lockdown. I may soon need to look at picking up a new cycle myself.

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