Picture Postcard Monthly, the world’s biggest postcard magazine, has marked the 70th anniversary of the NHS.
Editor Mark Wingham, who works for the NHS in south east Hampshire, has written a near seven-page feature which charts the history of the NHS and explains why it was set up on July 5, 1948.
The article includes 35 postcard images from Florence Nightingale, to internal and external views of hospitals around the country – including pre-World War One views of operating theatres – and a number of cards featuring doctors and nurses.
At a time when the current NHS Choir is gaining so much media attention, one of the cards features nurses at singing practice at a former asylum in Portsmouth.
The 56-page a month magazine is available now, and you can order a £3.85 copy, plus £1.26 postage, via the contact addresses on our website.
Other major feature articles this month include a special pictorial feature on Canadian patriotic postcards, and a great story involving the link between a chauffeur, the sinking of the Titanic and the running of the controversial 1913 Derby – the race in which suffragette Emily Davison died after deliberately walking on to the course and bringing down the king’s horse Anmer to publicise her cause.
There’s also all the usual round-up of news from the postcard world, a look at the moderns scene, three pages of readers’ letters and a look at what’s hot and what’s not in the auction rooms and online.
Britain’s biggest postcard club organised fair is being held in Berkshire tomorrow (Sunday July 1). PPM will be attending the Reading Cigarette Card & Postcard Club’s annual fair at the Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, Reading. The doors will open … read more
Simon Collyer of AMP Fairs has found a new venue to enable a welcome comeback for his Stockport midweek fair. Sixteen dealers will converge on the Britannia Hotel, at 67 Dialsone Lane, Offerton, Stockport, on the last Tuesday of the … read more
Tristan Brittain has cancelled his planned postcard fair at Kempton Park racecourse on Saturday June 16 – and says he won’t be staging any more shows there. The event clashed with the long-established fair at Shoreham in Sussex on the … read more
The Postcard Traders Association stages the first of its annual two-day fairs at Woking tomorrow and Saturday (Friday May 11 and Saturday 12). It’s the flagship event for the PTA, the umbrella organisation representing fair trade for many dealers in … read more
Britain’s biggest club-organised postcard fair is hoping to avoid a repeat of the car park confusion which baffled some collectors last year. Reading & District Cigarette Card & Postcard Club has an impressive list of more than 75 dealers lined … read more
Want to know what’s hot on the auction scene in postcards? The May issue of Picture Postcard Monthly, which will be out on April 23/24, contains a bumper four page look at the big sellers in the auctions houses – … read more
Wirral Postcard Club, which makes a donation to a local charity after every one of its fairs, is staging its next event on June 9, from 10am-4pm at Thornton Hough Village Hall in Manor Road. It will be selling local … read more
The April issue of PPM is available from today (Thursday March 22) – when it will be delivered to most subscribers’ homes. You can order your copy from us, or it will be available from selected dealers at fairs around … read more
Hundreds of postcard collectors are set to descend on the Bath and West Showground near Shepton Mallet in Somerset for the world’s biggest fair for the hobby. Organiser Barrie Rollinson has got around 140 dealers, a number travelling from overseas, … read more