The Eastern Daily Press is offering readers a glimpse into their unique image archive with a new vintage postcard collection. Featuring images taken by our talented photographers over the years, the postcard collection is a celebration of the great county of Norfolk from the 1940s through to the 1990s
The promotion launched last night with an exhibition at The Forum, Norwich. Attended by Archant colleagues and local businesses who sponsored the promotion, the exhibition gave a fitting display to the 60 beautiful and unusual images which have been unearthed to make up the collection.
The collection includes a wide range of images from around the county over the decades. From shocking images of the Baedeker Raids in 1942 to a triumphant picture of the Canaries winning the milk cup in 1985, this collection truly reflects the rich and varied history of Norfolk.
A beautifully crafted postcard album has been created to accompany the collection. Archant designers, Andy Crafter and Adi Barratt have worked tirelessly to include authentic adverts on each page and genuine typefaces making it not only a great incentive to complete the collection, but also a beautiful piece of design work in its own right.
The promotion has been a true example of ‘One Archant’ success, with collaborative hard work fromproduction, editorial, events, marketing, commercial, Mustard TV and of course Archivist Librarian,Rosemary Dixon.
The project has been led by Promotions Manager, Michael Woulfe, who said: “I’m so excited to share these amazing images with our readers. All the teams involved have worked really hard to get the collection ready for launch and the whole promotion is a real tribute to Archant as a company, both in years gone by and today.”
The Forum exhibition will be open to the public today and tomorrow and the postcards can be collected with the Eastern Daily Press or Norwich Evening News every day until Saturday 15 October.