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Postcard fair makes a welcome return to Inverurie


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The busy scene at Saturday's Postcard fair
The busy scene at Saturday's Postcard fair

Postcards - a- plenty, postal history, philately and much more filled the exhibition room at Garioch Hertage centre, Loco works Road, Inverurie on Saturday.

Fair organiser Chad Neighbor was very pleased with the attendance, "We're so happy to be back after a nearly two year absence due to Covid restrictions. " he said.

" Exhibitors have come from Ayrshire, Angus and Fife as well as local collectors."

Local collector Frances Watt with some of her silk embroidered postcards at Saturday's Grampian Postcard fair at the Garioch Heritage centre. Picture: Griselda McGregor.
Local collector Frances Watt with some of her silk embroidered postcards at Saturday's Grampian Postcard fair at the Garioch Heritage centre. Picture: Griselda McGregor.

One stand holder Frances Watt took up postcard collecting encouraged by her husband Brian who is secretary of Grampian postcard club, hosts of Saturday's event.

Her particular interest is in silk embroidered cards still vibrant with colour in spite of their age.

She said: "Attending fairs is a lot of work but it's a good opportunity to meet like-minded enthusiasts."

All are happy to share or exchange their rare, vintage and much cherished items.

Postcard author Richard Stenlake (left), Frances and Brian Watt at the Grampian Postcard Fair.
Postcard author Richard Stenlake (left), Frances and Brian Watt at the Grampian Postcard Fair.

Most collectors specialise in a particular subject such as fishing, farming, fashion, sport, military and aviation.

All agree it's an interest that gobbles up a great deal of space, a spare room is seldom adequate and a large shed soon fills up too.

The Grampian Postcard club meets on the second Monday of each month in the Kintore Masonic hall and welcomes new members.

For more information contact Brian Watt on 07712051176 or e-mail:b.h.watt@btinternet.com.


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