As Valentine’s Day approaches, it is interesting to look back to the golden days of postcard production in Edwardian times, before the Great War brought down a curtain on the high spirits of Edwardian courtship.
Kissing in Warwickshire
The ‘Kissing in Warwickshire’ would have been daring in its day, and not particularly flattering to Rugby. The other two cards, one signposted Bedworth, the other Nuneaton, were produced in their millions but overprinted with whichever town the manufacturer wished to sell his cards in. They usually showed young men or women (frequently two women to one man) sitting in relaxed mode amongst parkland and trees, with a sentence remarking on the splendour of the surroundings. These surroundings, of course, included the pretty girls.