The postcard world may just have gained a new ambassador on the world stage – new Prime Minister Theresa May.
Mrs May is captured on camera admiring postcard images of her Berkshire constituency of Maidenhead.
And she was more than an interested passer-by, according to Reading & District Cigarette Card & Postcard Club spokesman Roy Sheppard.
Before her move to Number 10, Mrs May lived in Sonning – three miles from Charvil where the active Reading club holds its meetings.
Roy said: “Every summer Charvil village holds its annual summer fete, and for many years we had a publicity display stall to promote postcards, cigarette cards and the club.
“Most years Theresa May opened the fete and presented the raffle prizes. The photos in the September edition of Picture Postcard Monthly were taken with her permission on July 9, 2006, and she is seen studying the postcard board titled ‘Maidenhead as it was.’
“The next year we displayed ‘Sonning as it was’ which she was genuinely fascinated with, and called her husband over to look at.”