Victorian and Edwardian Christmas postcards on display at Bridlington Priory

A collection of Victorian and Edwardian Christmas postcards will be on display in Bridlington Priory church until the end of December.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 14th December 2021, 12:58 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th December 2021, 12:22 pm
A collection of Victorian and Edwardian Christmas postcards will be on display in Bridlington Priory church until the end of December.
A collection of Victorian and Edwardian Christmas postcards will be on display in Bridlington Priory church until the end of December.

Postcards were introduced in 1870 and at first were posted in envelopes.

In a short time personal messages were replaced by printed messages and postcards became popular as the postage was half the price of a letter at that time.

A spokesperson for the display said: “Many different subjects have been used on Christmas cards and it is interesting to note that cards depicting scenes of a religious nature were in the minority compared to other subjects.

A collection of Victorian and Edwardian Christmas postcards will be on display in Bridlington Priory church until the end of December.

“Christmas cards were made in their trillions and not regarded as collectable, but fans of these cards delight in the deckle edges, glitter decoration and embossed designs.”

Bridlington Priory church is open daily from 11am for visitors.

A collection of Victorian and Edwardian Christmas postcards will be on display in Bridlington Priory church until the end of December.