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Vintage Postcard: IN GLENCAR, COUNTY LEITRIM, IRELAND

In Glencar, County Leitrim, Ireland Posted in 1906
This is a very pretty scene of a man fishing with the stunning mountain views around him

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Vintage Postcard: MELI PARK (Now Plopsaland De Panne) DE PANNE, BELGIUM

Meli - De Panne - Belgium Posted in 1971 Available to buy in my eBay store
Plopsaland De Panne is a Theme Park located near the town of De Panne on the Belgian coast. The Park opened in April 2000. Before that date (from 1936 to 1999) the Park, created by a Honey company, was called Meli-Park and had a bee theme.




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Vintage Postcard: THE EXCHANGE, LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND

The Exchange, Liverpool Posted (date is unclear, possibly pre-1914)

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Vintage Postcard of Unknown Woman Stood Next To Curtain

Postcard is unposted, date unknown There are some grubby marks on the card and corners wear Unknown Young Woman
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Vintage Postcard: THE WISH TOWER, EASTBOURNE, SUSSEX, ENGLAND

The Wish Tower, Eastbourne, Sussex Unposted
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The Wish Tower or Tower 73 is an old but restored fortified tower situated on the seafront at Eastbourne. It was built in 1804 as part of the coastal defences to defend England against the armies of Napoleon Bonaparte. Today the Tower has been restored and is open to the public as a museum. From the top of the Tower there are magnificent views along the seafront of Eastbourne.
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Vintage Postcard SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHPLACE, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, WARWICKSHIRE, ENGLAND

William Shakespeare's birthplace Stratford-on-Avon Warwickshire
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William Shakespeare was born in 1564.  He wrote at least 37 plays and collaborated on several more.  Many of these plays were very successful, both at court and in the public playhouses.  In 1613 Shakespeare retired from the theatre and returned to Stratford-on-Avon.  He died and was buried there in 1616.
His plays were comedies, histories and tragedies.  His 17 comedies include A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Among his 10 history plays are Henry V and Richard III. The most famous among his 10 tragedies are Hamlet, Othello and King Lear.
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Vintage Postcard: The Rockery, Preston Park, Brighton, Sussex, England

The Rockery - Preston Park - Brighton - Sussex This Postcard is in a very good condition and has not been posted
Preston Park is probably the most well-known park in Brighton, and is an important landmark for visitors travelling into Brighton from the north. There are 63 acres of parkland, a formal rose garden, six bowling greens, twelve tennis courts, a children's playground, a croquet lawn, a garden for the blind and a small pond with stepping stones. The Rockery, the largest municipal rock garden in Britain, contains wonderful plants and was built with 1,350 tons of Cheddar stone.  It is reputed that the design of the garden is similar to that of the popular Willow pattern.
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POSTCARD OF THE PARKROYAL HOTEL, CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND

The ParkRoyal Hotel, Christchurch, New Zealand Posted in 1989
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Sadly, the ParkRoyal Hotel was destroyed in the 2011 earthquake and has now been grassed over.  The picture below shows the demolition of this once majestic building.

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Vintage Postcard: WYE BRIDGE, HEREFORD, HEREFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND

Wye Bridge, Hereford, Herefordshire Unposted
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POSTCARD: Shrine of El Pilar and River Ebro, Zaragoza, SPAIN

Shrine of El Pilar and River Ebro, Zaragoza, Spain Posted Minor corners wear Available on ebay to buy


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Postcard - The Blue Pool - Wareham - Dorset - England

The Blue Pool, Wareham, Dorset Unposted

Wareham is an historic market town in the English county of Dorset.  The town is built on a strategic dry point between the River Frome and the River Piddle at the head of the Wareham Channel of Poole Harbour.  The town has a long history, excavations nearby have produced evidence of transient early Mesolithic activity dating to around 9,000 BC. The town's oldest features are the town walls, likely built by Alfred the Great in the 9th century to defend the town from the Danes.
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THE WINTER GARDENS - MARGATE - KENT - ENGLAND 1963 Postcard

The Winter Gardens, Margate, Kent Posted in 1963

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FRITH'S POSTCARD - ROCK WALK - TORQUAY - DEVON - ENGLAND

Rock Walk, Torquay, Devon Vintage Frith's Unposted In a very good condition
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POSTCARD: THE CLIFF PATH, SANDOWN, ISLE OF WIGHT

The Cliff Path, Sandown, Isle of Wight Unposted Postcard has minor corners wear and surface marks
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Vintage 1907 Postcard - NEW ZEALAND - CONVENT GROUNDS - MASTERTON

CONVENT GROUNDS, MASTERTON, NEW ZEALAND
Posted in 1907

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FOUNTAINS ABBEY, NEAR RIPON, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND: Postcard

FOUNTAINS ABBEY, NEAR RIPON, YORKSHIRE Unused Postcard Very Good Condition, minor corners wear Published by Valentine's
Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved Cistercian monasteries in England. Founded in 1132, the Abbey operated for over 400 years until 1539 when Henry VIII ordered the dissolution of the monasteries.
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BREAKING CLOUDS, LOCH VENNACHER, CALLANDER, STIRLING, SCOTLAND

Breaking Clouds, Loch Vennacher, Callander, Stirling
Unposted Postcard Crease to upper left corner, corners wear, minor edges wear

Callander is a small town in the region of Stirling in Scotland, situated on the River Teith. Often referred to as the "Gateway to the Highlands", the town serves as the eastern gateway to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the first national park in Scotland.


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5 VIEWS OF EASTBOURNE, SUSSEX, ENGLAND

Five views of Eastbourne, Sussex
Carpet Garden - Beachy Head - Wish Tower - Holywell Retreat - Grand Parade Posted in 1955
Eastbourne is a large town and seaside resort in the county of East Sussex on the south coast of England.  The seafront consists largely of Victorian houses, the pier and a Napoleonic era fort and military museum.

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HEYSHAM VILLAGE, NEAR MORECAMBE, LANCASHIRE

HEYSHAM VILLAGE, NEAR MORECAMBE, LANCASHIRE
The charming seaside village of Heysham, in the Lancaster district, on the edge of Morecambe Bay is just a few miles from both Lancaster and Morecambe. It's full of attractive 17th century cottages For more on Heysham see VisitLancashire
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MACHYNLLETH, POWYS, WALES

MACHYNLLETH, POWYS
Publisher is Judges No. C725
Machynlleth is a market town and is twinned with Belleville in Michigan, USA. There is a long history of human activity in the area and in the late 1990's radiocarbon dating showed that copper mining was taking place in the early Bronze Age (2,750 years ago).
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GREETINGS POSTCARD OF EDWARDIAN LADY WEARING A HAT

Affectionate Greetings on your Birthday
Edwardian lady holding flowers and wearing a large hat features on this vintage postcard
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