Friday, 11 February 2011

Found Friday

When Steve Friendship was dragged reluctantly away on a family holiday in the Norfolk Broads, the tedium was briefly enlivened when he discovered the local villages selling these incredibly drab and awful postcards, which perfectly fitted his view of the place. The fact that they are described as 'Interesting Scenes Around...' makes them all the more amusing.

It's hard to believe that Steve could buy, and then post to me, postcards like this - black-and-white and gobsmackingly grim - in 1997. Judging by the cars and the fashions, I doubt they had been printed any later than the late 70s/early 80s, and even then there would have been no excuse not to porint them in colour and make some sort of effort.
Steve was so entertained by them that he now has a growing collection of Boring Postcards from all over the place, but I don't think any out-Norfolked Norfolk.

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