blank.gifUnion Jack Flagblank.gifSt. George Cross flag blank.gifThe emblem for the county of Essex History Forum | Site Map   
Basildon History Online Share/Bookmark
blank.gif
      Add to Favourites
   
blank.gif
Basildon Postcards
blank.gif
Collecting postcards of the local area

One way of learning more about the history of Basildon and the surrounding area is through the study of local postcards. The earliest known postmarked examples (known to this site) date from the early 1900s with the then King, Edward VII, seen on the stamp. That is not to say that earlier late Victorian period examples don't exist in private collections.

Many publishers chose to take photographs in the area and these include, Francis Frith, Fred Spalding, Valentine's, Bell's and Padgett's. There are probably well in excess of 1500 different examples in existence and further examples are regularly being discovered.

BasildonLaindon
Francis Frith Collection.

Aero Pictorial Ltd.

G. I. Barnett & Son.

Coastal Cards.

Colourmaster International.

Ernest Joyce & Co. Ltd.

E. T. W. Dennis & Sons Ltd.

Fred Spalding.

Fidelity Printers.

Surridge Dawson & Co. Ltd.

Publisher Unknown
Francis Frith Collection.

A.J. Padgett & Son.

Bell's Photo Co. Ltd.

Fred Spalding.

100,000 Series. (Bell's)

L Series.

E.C. Andrews.

The R.A.P. Co. Ltd.

The Locomotive Publishing Co. Ltd.

Publisher Unknown
Langdon HillsNevendon
Francis Frith Collection.

A.J. Padgett & Son.

Bell's Photo Co. Ltd.

The R.A.P. Co. Ltd.

Laindon & Stanford Gazette.

Hood and Co. Ltd.

C. Frith.

L Series.

Publisher Unknown
A.J. Padgett & Son.

Bell's Photo Co. Ltd.

11569 Series

Publisher Unknown
PitseaVange
Bell's Photo Co. Ltd.

A.J. Padgett & Son.

Valentine & Sons Ltd.

H.J. Cook.

A. D. S.

The R. A. P. Co. Ltd.

Francis Frith Collection.

G. Smith, Photor.

W. Sullivan.

G.I. Barnett & Son.

A.H. Judd & Co.

Publisher Unknown
A. D. S.

G. Smith, Photor.

Bell's Photo Co. Ltd.

A.J. Padgett & Son.

Kemps Series.

Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd.

Thurrock Museum.

Publisher Unknown
Page added: 2008

Text written 2008.
Copyright © 2008, B. Cox - Basildon History Online. All rights reserved.
blank.gif
Contact: E-Mail
blank.gif
Back a Page Top of Page Homepage Next Page
© Basildon History Online Website - WWW.BASILDON.COM