Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Newcastle Airport

This card came from my father's collection and how he came to have it is something of a mystery to me.  As far as I know he had no connection with either Newcastle or its airport.  As a result I don't really know its age.

There are a few clues though.  BOAC became British Airways in 1974, so it must date from earlier than that.  I would imagine someone who knows about aeroplanes could say what make it is, possibly helping with the date too.

Further clues may be had from the airport building itself, because it was redeveloped during those years.  And at some point passengers would have been prevented from walking around unrestricted and unaccompanied while waving goodbye to their friends.

The card was produced by Dennis Productions who published this type, Photocolour, from the 1960s right through to the end of the 70s.

This is the first of two posts on the theme of "Locomotion" for:


  1. A Boeing 707. Early to mid-sixties, almost certainly, though the airplane was introduced in the late 1950s, technically. My first ride on one was in 1962. My first airplane ride, Denver to Chicago. A big adventure.

  2. Thank you! If I'd known you were an aeroplane expert (or even an airplane one :) )I would have asked you first.

  3. Great postcard and no doubt one that will become even more interesting with time.


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