Culture with Robert Bound

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17 July 2017

Episode 301

27 minutes

As people head off to warmer climes during the summer-holiday season we celebrate the postcards that they might be posting back home.

17 July 2017

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Chapter 1

Postcard From the Past

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Tom Jackson is the man behind Twitter profile Postcard From The Past, where he posts pictures of old postcards with a line from the note on the back, taken completely out of context. It creates a perfect snapshot of holidaying in the 20th century – and Jackson has just compiled some of the best examples for a book.

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Chapter 2

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'Dear Peter'

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Scott Willis is a Scottish film-maker who, while working in a bookshop in Edinburgh, happened upon a collection of postcards spanning 70 years, all addressed to the same person: Peter. Willis went in search of this man and found him alive; it led to the making of a documentary called ‘Dear Peter’.

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