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Posted in the Past…
The man who helped prepare Lord Kitchener's last meal and other true stories 

A young pupil writing to a teacher, a courting couple that might get married, a 10-year-old servant working for a laundress in 19th-century Bath – all are connected by messages sent using the first real social media phenomenon of the 20th century.

Using a genealogist’s toolbox, Posted in the Past reveals the stories behind postcards sent more than a hundred years ago. 

The safe arrival of a precious grandchild, a train delayed by the first national rail strike, bad weather, good luck – messages that go beyond ‘wish you were here?’ and open the door to the past. Weavers, button makers, butlers, motor bus drivers, a fitter of sanitary appliances and even the owner of a steamship – industrious employment from mills to the sea and all revealed in Posted in the Past.

Available summer 2019.








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