See Darlington and surrounding villages in these wonderful old picture postcards
Picture postcards have been commonplace as a means of communicating with loved ones and showing a scene from the place it was sent from since the late 19th century. It was naturally a popular choice for those taking holidays or travelling far from home.
Today, old postcards are a fascinating means of connecting with the past, through both the messages written from a snapshot in time, to the scene recorded in the picture on the front.
Darlington and Surroundings in Old Postcards is a wonderful collection of these early scenes, showing the town and its buildings, streets, people and history, as well as many surrounding villages such as Croft, Hurtworth, Middleton St. George and Sadberge. With cards dating back to the turn of the century a fascinating lost world is uncovered which will appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of this County Durham town.