Friday, 4 March 2011

Come hear the band


I've left this image fairly large (and even larger if you click on it) to show off the lovely costumes of what I think must be the early 1900s.  The card is unused but the divided back says "Foreign with nothing but the address on this side" so, since it's British, that would put it after 1902 but probably before 1907.

Colchester is an old town in Essex, England.  It was the first capital of Roman Britain and claims to be the oldest town in England.  The castle dates back to the 11th century but the Castle Park of the postcard was constructed in 1892 when the castle and its grounds were given to the town by the owner at that time.


This is a post for Postcard Friday, which is hosted by Beth Niquette at The Best Hearts are Crunchy.

14 comments:

  1. This reminds that I have to write about 'The Quivering Quaker' - the ghost of Colchester Castle.

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  2. I look forward to reading that!

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  3. That is a wonderful card to end up the week. I hope you have the most wonderful weekend.
    Odie

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  4. The crowds have certainly come out to hear the band, I love the pinkness of the clothing. The card has almost a French feel to it.

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  5. love this card...just like an Impressionist Painting!!!!!!!!!!! Happy PFF!

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  6. Lovely postcard. I love the colors and the baby pram.
    Happy PFF!
    Tete

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  7. wow the card is beautiful.. long back when i'm still in college life, i love to collect postcard.. I love it..

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  8. I love their outfits and the colors. I wonder what the colors really were.

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  9. My eye noticed the wicker baby prams. Oh to have one of those now.

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  10. Great postcard - didn't see the bandstand in the background to start with. Lovely,

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  11. It looks as if there are lots of little ones there with their moms and dads and everyone is so dressed up. Sweet postcard.

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  12. Packed with history, and people, too. :)

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  13. Marvelous colours in the clothing. I'm so used to seeing sepia pictures of this era, I never imagined colours like those.

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