Display of fun on the cards at Bridlington Central Library until the end of November

A selection of humorous postcards from WW1 and WW2 is on display at Bridlington Central Library in King Street until the end of November.

Thursday, 11th November 2021, 11:33 am
Bridlington Central Library has created a display of postcards.

Sarah Hutchinson and the library team have created the display for people to enjoy.

A Beryl Gallagher, who supplied the postcards, said: “These little pieces of card sent to the troops from their loved ones would be pinned up in the huts and trenches of World War 1 and in vehicles and on the walls of the NAFFI in World War 2 – anywhere they could be read and chuckled at.

“The importance of wartime comic postcards cannot be overestimated.

“They lightened the darkness and boosted morale. These were sent home from the troops to their families.

“The most popular postcards were comic postcards sent from the soldiers to their families and those bought in this country and sent to the soldiers serving abroad.”