Postcard era to to end at Croydon

Organiser Peter Duncan is staging his last midweek postcard fair at Croydon in London tomorrow (Wednesday December 5).

The all-day event has been increasingly hit by falling attendances by both dealers and the visiting public.

“The decision has been a while coming,” said Peter, who has run the monthly event with his wife Jenny for more than a decade, although the fair, which is held on the first Wednesday of every month, has been going a lot longer than that.

PPM editor Mark Wingham will be attending the farewell event, which runs from 9am-3pm (approximate times) at the St George’s Church Centre, postcode CR0 4EZ.

Peter added: “For the last year, I’ve been struggling to get enough dealers to maintain it, and unfortunately it has got to the stage where it’s not worth carrying on. We will have a bit of a bash and do something a bit special as it’s the last one.”