Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Postcards from my Collection, Newly Listed Stock and a Short Pause.

I’m going to be away from my blog for a while. Thanks for being such lovely friends, I will miss you!

Very pretty postcard sent to Dear Uncle Ted from Joan. Undated, printed in Saxony.


Don't count your chickens before they are hatched. Illustration by May Smith, published by The Medici Society. Sent from Cherry Ripe Cottage, Danehill, Sussex in May 1940.

 I tried to find Cherry Ripe Cottage on Google Maps but had no luck. I can only assume the cottage has been knocked down or the name has changed.


Just a little bit independent by Bessie Pease Gutmann
I couldn't resist this one even though the corner is damaged. I love the picture and the caption.


Caught by the siren by Madge Williams.
Sent to Virginia from Mummy on the 5th June 1941.

A pretty card with a serious message. During World War Two, the British government believing some form of poison gas would be used on the civilian population issued 38 million gas masks. Children under five were issued the “Mickey-Mouse” version in pink rubber with a blue nose piece and round eye-lenses. The masks were stored in cardboard boxes worn over the shoulder; the little girl on the left has obviously left hers at home.


This is the only sepia card I have in my collection. Posted on the 23rd December 1921 in Streatham, London the message reads With Christmas greetings and best wishes for a Happy New Year from F. Sharp with love to Freda. How formal things were back then!


May you find, when you are drest,
washed and brushed and all the rest,
letters kind and present fine,
and loving words-like this of mine.
Illustration by Lilian Govey
Message on reverse reads With ever so much love & kisses xxx


The bride - God Bless Her!
The bridegroom - God Help Him!
Pretty Mabel Lucie Attwell card published by Valentine's


This makes me smile every time I look at it. I love the expression on the face of the baby and the smiles of the other children. 

And just before I go a quick glimpse of some newly listed stock;


All the books featured here are available (unless previously sold) to view or purchase at March House Books please use the quick search boxes at top left of the home page or just enjoy a browse.

Pookie's Big Day, Good Manners, Shirley Temple through the day, The Pratchett Portfolio, Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone,  Pookie in search of a home, When the moon is new, Where's the Bunny and The Good-Luck Horse are now sold, thank you for your interest.

The postcards are from my own collection and therefore, not for sale (sorry!)

If you have a few minutes to spare, please visit the lovely Catherine at An Angle in the Garden she has one of the prettiest blogs I know and her recent post about Dr. G. Nome of Toadstool House is absolutely beautiful. I was thrilled & delighted when Catherine asked to use one of my images on her blog. Pop along if you have the time I promise you won’t be disappointed. 

Thank you for visiting I hope to see you all again in December.

Update July 2016: All the books featured are now sold. March House books closed on my retirement in 2015, but I am still happily blogging here at March of Time Books. Your visits are always appreciated.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Filming Far from the Madding Crowd in Sherborne, Dorset.

As some of you may already know Terry (my hubby) is a keen photographer. Last week, he was in Sherborne photographing the filming of Far From the Madding crowd. Now that the ‘photos have appeared in the local paper and on his blog, he is happy for me to share them.  I think they are amazing, hope you enjoy them.       
Filming Far from the Madding Crowd
The filming of some of the scenes from a new film production of Far from the Madding Crowd (Thomas Hardy’s fourth novel and his first major literary success) were taking place outside Sherborne Abbey last week. The abbey grounds were transformed into a Victorian market.  Can you spot the mobile phone?
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You may remember the abbey looking rather different during The Queen's visit to Sherborne last year (view post here)

If you would like to see more of Terry's photographs click here

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