To celebrate the fact that this morning I woke up to the first snowfall of the winter (it was only a light dusting, but snow nevertheless), here is a postcard from my collection which consists of twenty-one different views of a snow-covered Brighton, Sussex.
What is most interesting about this postcard is that it is made up of lots of individual postcards. If you click on the image and look closely at the enlarged image you will see each picture has a caption just like a postcard. The postcard on far-right of the second row is of Preston Park and I have a full size version of the postcard in my collection.
I have similar multi-view postcards in my collection where you can actually see the pins that were used to hold the cards in place while the photographer took another photo of the montage of postcards.
I don’t know who the photographer/publisher was, but the postcard of Preston Park gives a clue to the date, it has an extra caption giving the date of the 24th April 1908. I don’t know whether this relates to the date of the snowfall or when the photo was taken, the snow could have lingered for some time. I will have to check the local newspapers to see exactly when the snowfall took place and what the effect of the snowfall was on the residents of Brighton.
It seems a long time since I went out for a decent walk, and if I want to live up to the wandering part of my blog title it is about time I put my walking boots on and started some serious walking again.
If it wasn’t for the forecast of cold weather and sleet this weekend I might have made a start this Saturday. In fact it is the weather that is the main reason I haven’t done much walking for the past few months.
Last November was one of the wettest for years, just over nine inches of rain (over twice the normal amount). I walk because I enjoy it, and don’t get much pleasure squelching through mud.
I can’t really blame my lack of walking in December on the weather. I put that down to a lack of time, brought about by Christmas, my final weeks at work, and trying to complete my Christmas Tree Project.
January was a disaster. Not only was there more snow than we have seen for decades, but also freezing temperatures (one of the coldest I can remember). Then when it did warm up a bit and all the snow melted it became so wet again.
I think it is time I stopped making excuses and put my walking boots on and get outside, the days are getting longer, and slowly warming up, so now is the time to get out and start stretching my muscles a bit.