Postcards from a Dorset Collection

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Each month local historian Barry Cuff shares a selection of rarely-before seen images from his unique archive (more on his collection here).
This month Barry has picked Chapman & Son of Dawlish.

Sturminster Newton Market Place – the card was posted to Derby in 1910
Sturminster Newton bridge. The card was posted to Bagber, just 3.5 miles away, in 1918
This postcard of East Street in Wimborne was posted to Redhill, Surrey in 1909
This image of Lyme Regis Lifeboat was sent to Talgarth, Brecknockshire in 1910

‘Chapman & Son of Dawlish in Devon photographed and published cards of just three seemingly-random Dorset towns: Lyme Regis, Wimborne and Sturminster Newton. I have been collecting since 1974 and have never seen cards by them of any other Dorset location.’

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