Newbury and Thatcham

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Newbury and Thatcham

Post by nickbits » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:52 pm

Looking for any postcards of Newbury and Thatcham, Berkshire.

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Re: Newbury and Thatcham

Post by Norman » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:24 pm

I have just found a few copies (still in the original packaging but the pack has been opened and some cards removed) of a Newbury Postcard depicting 5 "views" of Newbury in a "swirling" design and carrying the slogan "Greetings from Newbury".

From the research I have managed to do thus far the Images on the card seem to be from the mid sixties (I reckon between 1963 and 1967 but can't be 100% sure) the pack the cards came in has what appears to be a post decimialisation price on it so my buest guess is they were originally sold in the early 1970's.

The views are also used on some other cards (either as individual views on a card or as 4 views in 1/4 sections of the card) I have seen for sale on places like ebay, but I have not found anyone selling an identical card to the ones I have.

The dates given by the sellers of those cards range from "circa 1962" to "posted in 1973" .

Maybe I can scan the card and send it to you so you can look to see if it is one you may already have?

Norman

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