It’s a big year for anniversaries for Britain this year – and PPM will be there every step of the way.
Of course, we have already had the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death, and we will be paying a small postcard tribute to the great wartime leader in our September issue, to mark the end of World War Two.
And coming up we have the:
- 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, agreed by King John on June 15, 1215
- 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, fought on Sunday June 18, 1815
- 600th anniversary of Agincourt, October 25, 1415.
Of course, postcards were not around at the time of the above three events – but there were plenty of cards associated with Waterloo and you’ll be able to see what we have done with these in our first issue, in May 2015.
In June, there will be an article about the Magna Carta, and in September we will have a feature with a twist on Agincourt
It just goes to show the value of postcards in not only capturing life in the present – but giving us an insight into the lives not only of previous generations but also recording events of centuries ago.
But we don’t want you to think we are fixated on just military events of the past.
We will be carrying plenty of other stories to reflect the sometimes unique resource that postcards offer in all sides of social history, both at home and abroad.