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ISBN: 9780857101150
AUTHOR: John Hannavy
Edwardian Railways in Postcards
Edwardian Railways in Postcards
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Edwardian Railways in Postcards dips into the history of Britain’s railways through the phenomenal popularity of the railway postcard between 1902 and 1915.

Postcard collecting is a hobby as old as the picture postcard itself, and railway postcards were amongst the medium’s first collectables.

Through the postcard, almost every aspect of equipping and operating a railway was explored.

In the Edwardian era, annual postcard sales are thought to have exceeded 500,000,000, and the public who bought them sought an infinite variety of subject matter. Publishers vied with each other to produce more and more visually interesting cards, and all the big railway companies produced their own sets of ‘official’ postcards to advertise the extent of their network, and promote the modernity of their operations.

Some of the 290 postcards included in this book are extremely rare, and offer a unique insight into the ‘golden age’ of both the postcard and Britain’s railways.

John Hannavy is a writer, photographer, photographic historian and incurable steam enthusiast. A retired academic, he now devotes his time to exploring, photographing and writing about Britain’s industrial past. This book, his seventh for Halsgrove, is a companion volume to Edwardian Mining in Old Postcards.

Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 978 0 85710 115 0, hardback, 210x148mm, 144 pages. Published October 2017.

Industries Which Made Britain TriumphIndustries Which Made Britain Triumph - £9.99
This is the third volume of John Hannavy’s series of books exploring the country’s rich and varied industrial heritage. It is presented in the same format as the earlier two books – Britain’s Industrial Heritage and Our Industrial Past – More of Britain’s Industrial Heritage.
Our Industrial PastOur Industrial Past - £9.99
Our Industrial Past is a companion to John Hannavy's 2015 book Britain’s Industrial Heritage, and is presented in the same format, exploring an eclectic mix of themes covering many aspects of the technologies which powered Britain’s industrial development.
Britain's Industrial HeritageBritain's Industrial Heritage - £9.99
John Hannavy focuses on the golden-age of British industry, from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Featuring canals, mining, iron and steel, railways, shipbuilding and shipping, manufacturing, and road transport, and with a comprehensive gazetteer of the principal sites open to the public.
Paddle SteamerPaddle Steamer - £9.99
This book by John Hannavy does not set out to be a comprehensive history of the paddle steamer. Rather it offers a series of snapshots of the fascinating story and enduring charm of paddlers over the last two hundred years, profusely illustrated by nostalgic historic images and the author’s own superb photography.
Edwardian Mining in Old PhotographsEdwardian Mining in Old Photographs - £9.99
The Edwardian postcard was the text message of its day and just about every colliery in Britain appeared was featured. Many of the images in this richly illustrated book by John Hannavy have never been published before, bringing the life of the Edwardian miner to a new audience.
Preserved Steam-Powered MachinesPreserved Steam-Powered Machines - £9.99
This book by John Hannavy is primarily a celebration of the diversity of preserved steam and the skill and perseverance of the volunteers who have ensured that steam will never die - the essential guide to where the mighty machines of Britain’s industrial greatness can still be seen and enjoyed.
 
 
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