Craig-y-Don Community Centre

Llandudno

NW Postcard Club

The North Wales Postcard Club was established in 1980, and has recently moved to the superb Craig-y-Don Community Centre. We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7.30pm, and there is usually a talk or some other entertainment relating to postcards.
Our members come from right across the region

The annual subscription is £6, but you have 2 free meetings to 'test the waters'

Do come and join us - we would be delighted to welcome you. Our meetings are very informal, and we are a friendly group. Our dealer-members are present at most meetings, so that we have an opportunity to add to our collections.

The great thing about picture-postcards is that they allow us to look back in time at our towns and villages over the past 120+ years.

Craig-y-Don c1905

This gives us a huge source of material for our local history, charting changes, and letting us see events such as May-Day celebrations or disasters, captured on cards by local photographs.

                                                               

                                                               

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Family trees can be brought to life with views of places our ancestors would have known.

Social History – Postcards show how life has changed over the years too – fashion, transport, hairstyles, etc.

Nostalgia. Remember your childhood holidays. See favourite shops long-gone from our high-streets.

Nant-y-Gamar c1942 - note the petrol pumps to the right

Just a Line – a weather report is often the main topic, when writing home, but postcards can have unique comments on important, memorable or national events -- this on a card from a lady in Colwyn Bay, posted on 15th July, 1937:-
                                 "Have just seen the Royal Train go through, but it went too fast to see anyone!" 

A comic card by artist J. Biggar. There is a small, folded strip of local views beneath the flap, and the card could have been used in many seaside resorts, by having the local town name printed on the front, and the corresponding views within. This one w

As postcards cover most areas and topics, we have a wide variety of talks. A selection from our previous programmes includes:-  The Liverpool to North Wales Pleasure Steamers; the History of Tanganyika;  Advertising vehicles;   St. Valentine's Day cards;   the 610 (County of Chester) Squadron, and  A Walk from Land's End to John O'Groats

No. 6 tram in Mostyn Street, ca1910.. all the other vehicles in the picture are horse-drawn.

 Our Annual Postcard Fair
 
Our fair will be on Saturday, 19th August 2017, here at the Craig-y-Don Community Centre. It is open 10am-4pm, and admission is £2. There's easy access,  a free car-park, and light refreshments will be available.

 Bus 5 [NOT 5X] from town stops nearby. 

                There are usually about 15 postcard dealers, offering a range of postcards for beginners and well-established collectors.

                This is now the only dedicated Postcard fair in the whole of North Wales, and we are determined to keep it in the calendar, so your support would be welcomed!

 

For our current programme, and more information, please phone

 Karlyn on 01492-440763 or Marion on 01766-590203
               

A comic card by artist J. Biggar. There is a small, folded strip of local views beneath the flap, and the card could have been used in many seaside resorts, by having the local town name printed on the front, and the corresponding views within. This one w

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