Thank you to Hazel Gee for saving my bacon this bank holiday and emailing me some postcards of Edge Hill so I can post this while out for lunch!
Karin Arkinstall from Finance write:
We were fascinated with the picture of Clough hall which is a replica of our room (Finance-Lady Margaret).
Do you have any pictures of our room?…If so, we would really appreciate an A4 picture which we could get framed for the office. If not the copy of Clough would be good (preferably without the reference to Clough).
Well done for the blogs which have been followed with interest by members of Finance…
I could give you a copy of the picture of Clough Hall but deep down inside you’d know it wasn’t really your office, wouldn’t you?!
So it’s a good job Frith & Co were such prolific publishers of postcards!
One of ther least-changed views of the campus?
I decided to find out, so iPhone in hand went down to the courtyard to recreate the classic photo:
Pretty close but the lens angle isn’t quite wide enough to get the full vista. Of course it wouldn’t be authentic if I didn’t have a version in SEPIATYPE!
And for comparison, here’s the original postcard. Gone are a couple of chimneys and a few new plants have been added over the decades but otherwise it’s pretty similar – Roy could be right!
A couple of weeks ago while rummaging through the archives I came across a box of blank, unused postcards. It’s quite hard to date them, indeed it’s likely they were produced over a period of time.
I believe postcard geeks like to see the back of the card, so here it is! Printed by Valentine & Sons Ltd as part of their “SEPIATYPE” series!