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Powburn Postcards

Powburn postcards give views into the past

If you read the recent post entitled Wholesale Rabbit and Game Dealer about Andrew Thompson and The Old Powburn Shop, you will likely have noticed that May Wilson (who kindly provided a copy of the postcard featured in the post) also recently came into possession of two other postcards – both of which give views of Powburn prior to 1913. They are:

Powburn from Crawley Hill

Bridge over Pow Burn

Do you have any old postcards?

Do you have any old postcards of Powburn or anywhere in the Breamish Valley – Ingram, Bolton, Titlington, Beanley, Shawdon, Hedgeley, etc?

They could be landscape views showing the surroundings. Or images of livestock, farm machinery, people at work in the area. Basically, anything that shows how things were in the past in, and around, the Breamish Valley.

Can we borrow them?

You don’t need to give up your postcards – we’d just like to borrow them so that (copyright permitting) we can make a digital copy and make them available for viewing as part of our small efforts to construct a social history of the Breamish Valley. We’ll then return them to you.

Of course, if you’re cleaning out an attic or similar and would like us to take them off your hands, we can do that and ensure that they are well looked after.

I have some postcards to share, what do I do?

Just get in touch via our contact form (image link below) and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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