Tom Jackson spends far too much time digging through boxes of sun-bleached vintage postcards, collecting their forgotten messages. In Postcard from the Past he orchestrates this archive of discarded scribblings into a symphony of voices, glimpses into past lives and tantalising hints of stories at once everyday and bizarre.
Lovingly written in rainy campsites and over grim hotel breakfasts, on sweltering beaches and in windy seaside car parks, these missives from another era form a nostalgic, off-kilter, and often hilarious tribute to the British character.
Our lives on the back of a postcard.
Reviews of Postcard From The Past
‘Resurrecting these postcards, relics of forgotten