Postcards from Kings Weston

This collection of over 100 postcards mainly dates to the years before the First World War. Before the telephone became the easiest way to communicate postcards could be sent between towns in a matter of hours, with several deliveries a day; they were the text messages of their day. The picturesque Kings Weston estate offered photographers great opportunities for popular views. After the First World War postcards began a slow decline. There are a few from the inter-war period represented here, but only a couple from after WWII.

Kings Weston House, Penpole Point and Lodge, Shirehampton Park, the lily pond, and the Inn and iron bridge are amongst the landmarks in these views.