Big Ben at night; posted 17th August 1930. Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 Blackpool Beach and Tower; posted 31st July 1963. Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

Rydal Mount guesthouse, Blackpool. Many guesthouses began to supply their own postcards as advertising tools. Posted 27th June 1956. Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

Cliftonville, near Margate in Kent became a popular holiday destination, as this and the following four cards testify; this one was posted on the 14th July 1959. Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

Posted 6th July 1948. Kelvin Thorne Collection.

 



Posted 9th August, possibly 1913 (unclear on postmark). Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

Posted 6th July, 1926. Kelvin Thorne Collection.





Posted 31st July, 1951. Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

Beautifully hand-coloured card of Corporation Park, Blackburn. Posted 23rd December 1904.
Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

The statue of Sir Francis Drake on Plymouth Hoe; posted 16th January 1904. Kelvin Thorne Collection.




Hand-coloured card of Eastbourne, Sussex, posted 2nd August 1950. Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

Looking west along the promenade from Felixstowe Pier in Suffolk. Posted 5th August 1904.
Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

Hand-coloured postcard of Fingle Bridge on Dartmoor, Devon. Posted 23rd April 1952.
Kelvin Thorne Collection.




 

A photograph of Fingle Bridge from the other side; posted 25th July 1953. Kelvin Thorne Collection.





Glen Lyn, Lynmouth; posted 1st February 1906. Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

Aysgill Force, Hawes, in the North Yorkshire Dales; posted 5th August 1953. Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel may have an idea where this is, but I haven't got a clue; some worried sheep being followed by a strange man at dusk. Somewhere. Posted in Sheffield on 30th August 1910.
Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

Greetings from Jersey, posted 24th August 1961. Kelvin Thorne Collection.





King Edward VII Park, Wembley in Middlesex; opened in July 1914, in memory of the late King and to replace the open space lost with the development of Wembley Park. Posted 25th June 1930.
Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

Loch Lubnaig and Ardnandave Hill, Scotland. Posted 31st August 1957. Kelvin Thorne Collection.


Margate, Kent; posted 20th August 1951. Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

The Church Steps in Minehead, Somerset; posted 22nd July 1952. Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

Peasholm Lake, Scarborough in Yorkshire. Posted 28th September 1953. Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, Surrey; now a National Trust property. Posted 10th August 1945.
Kelvin Thorne Collection.





Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate; posted 13th August 1920. Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

Hand-coloured card of the Royal Victoria Pavilion and Lift, Ramsgate;
posted 30th August 1921(? Year unclear).
Kelvin Thorne Collection.


 

Hand-coloured postcard of two big waves and a little bit of Hastings; the photographer was using his patented 'PhotoFloat-o-Wellies'
- shortly after this was taken he drifted off to the Azores.
Posted 16th September 1916.
Kelvin Thorne Collection.


 

A gentle scene on the River Bure, at Wroxham, Norfolk. Posted 29th August 1948.
Kelvin Thorne Collection.





Looking north from the Spa at Scarborough, Yorkshire, with the Grand Hotel in the distance - at one time the biggest hotel in Europe. Posted 7th October 1958. Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

Looking north along Scarborough front, with the huge Grand Hotel just visible to the left.
Posted 18th April 1906.
Kelvin Thorne Collection.

 

 

Studland Bay, Wareham, Dorset.
Posted 24th April 1903 Kelvin Thorne Collection.




Teignmouth Promenade, Devon. Posted 27th August 1926. Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

The Terraces, Shrubland Hall, Suffolk; there's a lovely, short message on the back, to Mr P Death -
"Dear Percy, I hope this will add to your collection. With love from Daisy." Obviously Percy was either a postcard collector or Daisy was an eccentric millionairess and had just bought him Shrubland Hall to add to his property portfolio. I wonder if they ever married? Posted 4th August 1904. Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

The Needles, Isle of Wight; posted 11th October 1923. Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

The front at Torquay from the elevated position of 'Rock Walk'. Posted 15th September 1948.
Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

Looking across at Waldon Hill, Torquay, it's very easy to see why it's called 'the English Riviera'.
Posted 19th June 1966.
Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

Western Esplanade, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. Posted 8th August 1950. Kelvin Thorne Collection.

 



West Bay, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. Posted 13th June 1962.
Kelvin Thorne Collection.



 

Whitby Sands, Yorkshire. Posted 14th August 1953. Kelvin Thorne Collection.

 

 Cockington Church, near Torquay; hand-coloured and posted on the 29th October 1906.

Kelvin Thorne Collection.

 


Gretna Hall, Gretna Green, posted on the 5th April 1905. Kelvin Thorne Collection.

 


The Pier, Margate; no postdate, but from sometime in the early Seventies. Kelvin Thorne Collection.

 


Just as a point of interest and contrast, this is a very modern postcard for The Grand Hotel, Scarborough, complete with web address..... the hotel hasn't changed much from the earlier postcards of it from 1906 and 1958.  Kelvin Thorne Collection. 

 


Plymouth Hoe and Sound, dated 27th November 1902. Kelvin Thorne Collection.

 


The Priory of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Hassocks, West Sussex. Posted 14th September 1943.

Kelvin Thorne Collection.


Rock Walk, Torquay; hand-coloured and posted 25th February 1905. Kelvin Thorne Collection.

 


A very-Eighties style postcard advertising a B&B hotel in Cliftonville; cheaply produced and with minimal design sensibility, compare this with the Royal Mount Guesthouse, Blackpool postcard from 1956.

No postdate. Kelvin Thorne Collection

 


Not in Britain at all, but of great interest to British soldiers from the First World War; near the French border in West Flanders/Belgium, Ypres (or 'Wipers' as the British Tommies christened it) was an area of intense and sustained fighting, and so this postcard of the destroyed interior of St Martin's Cathedral from 1919 would have been of interest to the British families of soldiers who had fought and possibly died there.

No postdate.  Kelvin Thorne Collection.