W3C Postcards 1 DO U KNOW?
 

Once upon a time many shops, tea rooms, etc. in Lakeland sold postcards. Mostly these were the standard views of fells and lakes usually photographed in bright sunshine with smiling "tourists" on the summits or ascending the heights.

On the same stands as these cards were scenes of Lakeland foxhunting, also sold as postcards.

Fashion changes and the hunting cards were phased out for whatever reason. A sense of reality overtook the postcard industry and the cards showed the Lakeland as it really is, the faces of "tourists" reflecting more accurately the struggle of getting to the summits and pictures taken in bad weather appeared. But the "hunting cards" were gone.

The Ullswater on Helvellyn

The Ullswater on Helvellyn - Mayson's Keswick series
- photo by G.P. Abraham

The Blencathra Pack Under Skiddaw

The Blencathra Pack Under Skiddaw - Mayson's Keswick series

Hunting in Newlands Valley

Hunting in Newlands Valley - Mayson's Keswick

The Coniston at Rydal

  The Coniston at Rydal

The Coniston at Sweden Bridge, Ambleside
The Coniston at Sweden Bridge, Ambleside - Sanderson & Dixon, postmarked 1960

The Coniston at Tarn Hows
The Coniston at Tarn Hows - Sanderson & Dixon

Coniston Foxhounds at Rydalwater
Coniston Foxhounds at Rydalwater - Salmon Cameracolour

Blencathra Foxhounds, John Peel's Pack
Blencathra Foxhounds, John Peel's Pack - Sanderson and Dixon

Blencathra Foxhounds, John Peel's Pack
Blencathra Foxhounds, John Peel's Pack - Sanderson and Dixon - postmarked 1953

John Peel
John Peel - printed in Germany

 
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