Market Lavington Museum

A fun postcard

But without much real connection to Market Lavington

In Edwardian times, and these days, there were seaside cards designed to be fun – quite different from photographic cards. Many were made with a blank space where a place name could be overprinted and this resulted in a quite incongruous card for Market Lavington.

Father is such a big swell in his bathing suit - a fun postcard from the Edwardian era at Market Lavington Museum

Market Lavington is pretty well central in landlocked Wiltshire, yet this card clearly shows a coastal scene with the sea vanishing into the distance. A family with a very fat father are enjoying themselves in the water.

The base card is common enough. One wonders how many were sold with the Market Lavington name added.