Friday 1 March 2013

St David's Day for Wales

In honour of St David's Day, St David being the patron saint of Wales, I'm showing three of the maps of Wales I have.

At the top is the full map of Wales, dating from 1992, sent from Colwyn Bay in north Wales.  The second is an old MF Peck (Maisie Peck) with her name at the bottom right of the card.  It is an older sized (140 x 90mm) unused card.

The third card is also very much in Peck's style but it's unsigned.  It shows the Llangollen Canal in north Wales.  Llangollen is pronounced Chlangochlen where the "ch" is pronounced the German or Scottish way.  That probably clarifies nothing....

A word about Maisie Peck:  she produced these maps for the publisher J. Salmon from 1953 until her death in 1974.  Many of them are still available as postcards today though they are now produced in the modern larger format.  Her map of Kent is one I very frequently send out.

This is a post for Postcard Friendship Friday hosted on Beth Niquette's blog, The Best Hearts are Crunchy.  Just click on the button to visit and join in.


  1. I like map cards. Great way to celebrate St. David's Day! I've been looking for daffodils! :D Happy PFF!

  2. A new holiday for me! Great post and happiness to you and your celebrations!

  3. I really like those M Peck cards (another new name for me). I have a few map cards in that style and find them fascinating - though I admit I must use a magnifying glass!

  4. My sister lives in Wales so I usually visit this beautiful country at least once a year! Happy PFF!

  5. On my very first visit to England, I did a Trafalgar tour and spent a day in Wales. It was just beautiful!


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