The Tony Foster Postcard Collection

(Most recent additions to the collection at the top)

Our thanks to Tony Foster.

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Beach Road, Holme
H. Coates Wisbech, Nene Series No. 977
Beach House is in the centre

Redwell and The Rest, Holme-next-Sea No 3876

Beach Road, Holme-next-Sea No. 7113
Looking north at the junction with Westgate.
The village pond is on the left with the fingerboard over

The Church, Holme-next-the-Sea
St. Mary's showing the old path to the south-east entrance

Kirkgate St., Holme-next-the-Sea
HNS1 'Copyright Frith Ltd.
Street name now changed to just 'Kirkgate'
White Horse pub on the right

Henry Notingham and his Wife
(a brass in the village church of St. Mary's)
Date of postcard unknown

Whitehorse Camping Ground, Holme-next-the-Sea
H. Coates Wisbech, Nene Series No. 6455
Thought to be late 1940s

Whitehall Farm, Camp Holme, Norfolk
1924

The Beach, Holme-Next-Sea
H. Coates Wisbech, Nene Series No. 5945

Ice floes, Holme
Thought to be early 1960s
Thanks to Mr. Tony Bellars who donated the postcard and
who tells us that the postcard was bought at the Holme Bird Observatory.

Holme Church
c. 1920s

Sea Henge, Holme-Next-The-Sea
Modern - c. 2016
Collection of Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn
Watercolour © John Hughes 2003.

Holme House, Holme-Next-The-Sea
Date c. 1915 or 1916 but not verified
No. J & S. 7277
Almost an identical view to the Fullers Series postcard shown below.

Riverside Caravan Site, Holme Next Sea
(River Hun just west of the bridge in Beach Road)
H. Coates Wisbech, Nene Series No. 7115
Believe photo taken about 1945

Riverside Camping Ground, Holme-Next-Sea
H. Coates Wisbech, Nene Series No. 5950

The Street, Holme-next-the-Sea
Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. London
HNTS3
Looking westwards along what is now Kirkgate from the corner of Kirkgate with Eastgate.

Seahenge
Postcard photo by Wendy George
Photo taken 1998

In Westgate looking east with Chapel Cottages in front on the left
There is a shop on the right
One of the signs says "Holme Post Office"
H. Coates, Wisbech, Nene series No. 5948
(This view is also featured on a multi-view postcard shown below.)

Church Road, Holme-next-the-Sea
Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. London
HNTS9
Looking westwards along what is now Kirkgate with the entrance to Whitehall Farm on the right (with the picket fence).

Church Road, Holme-next-the-Sea
Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. London
HNTS9
The other side of the previous postcard!
The hand-written message says,
"My billet stands back on this road inside the white fence a lovely big house."

Farm Corner, Holme-next-the-Sea
Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. London
HNTS8
Looking northwards from the junction of Beach Road with Westgate on the right. The duck pond is on the left and Columbine Cottage is on the immediate right (although not shown on the postcard).

The Street, Holme-next-the-Sea
Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. London
HNTS2
Looking eastwards from the junction of Peddars Way, Kirkgate and Westgate towards the White Horse P.H. (whose kitchen is the first building on the left).


The Street, Holme-next-the-Sea
Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. London
HNTS1
Looking eastwards along what is now Westgate with Holme Farm Stables on the left and then Home Farm House on the left. The entrance on the right now leads to four homes, Prospect House, Sandpiper House, Curlew Cottage and Natterjack House.
The telegraph pole on the right is no longer there.

Holme-Next-Sea
Four views - no labels and date unknown.
Clockwise from top left:
Taken from the duck pond in Beach Road looking east to Westgate
(first dwelling is Columbine Cottage).
The beach (obviously!)
Taken from outside Pedders End in Kirkgate looking east.
View across the golf course.
Printed by the Witley Press, Hunstanton Ref. 6358605

Greetings from Holme-Next-Sea
Five views. Clockwise from top left
Beach Road: Golf Course: West Gate: The Beach:
and in the centre, St. Mary's Church.

Ice Floes, Holme
Date unknown

Holme-Next-Sea
Five views. Clockwise from top left
The Beach: Beach Road: The Duck Pond Beach Road: The Sand Dunes:
and in the centre St. Mary's Church, Kirkgate.
Date unknown.

St. Mary's Church, Holme-next-the-Sea
Picture taken from the drive of 'Little Meadow' No. 11 Kirkgate
Date about 1900.
Printed by the Witley Press, Hunstanton Ref. 6707109

Holme-next-the-Sea
Aerial view looking east from Beach Road
Large house at bottom of picture is Seagate House.
On the lower left is Home Farm Stables. Note the white-walled barn opposite the Stables. That has now gone and four houses have been built on the land.
In the distance at top right is St. Mary's Church tower.
Date of postcard photo unknown.
Thanks to Paula Collier, née Johnson, (who was born in Seagate House)
for supplying this very interesting postcard.

Holme-next-Sea
Golf course
No. 7114 - Not sure where the houses are located
(Broadwater, Beach Road? Information required)
Posted in 1966

Holme-next-Sea
Multiple views - Clockwise from top left
Journey's End, Kirkgate (thanks to Pam Knight for the info)
A149
Beach and dunes at Holme-next-the-Sea
St Mary's Church
A Kingsley postcard No. KN 1269 - 1978

Seahenge 2050 BC
The famous Bronze Age timber circle on the beach at Holme-next-the-Sea
A drawing by Ray Loveday
2000

Holme-Next-Sea
From the top of St. Mary's church tower looking east
and down on Church Cottages in Kirkgate
An early postcard, about 1905

Greetings from Holme-Next-Sea
A multi-view
Sadly the best image available
The middle picture shows the Post Office

Beach Road Holme-next-sea
H. Coates, Wisbech, Nene series No. 5951
About 1949

Holme Cross Roads
A real photo postcard
H. Coates Wisbech, Nene Series No. 7116
About 1945

Kirkgate St. Holme-next-sea
Date unknown
From an original watercolour by Alan Smith
Printed by Thorndick & Dawson
It is likely that this postcard was a special commission
for the Village Stores in Holme-next-the-Sea

Westgate Street, Holme Next The Sea
c. 1920-1925
A real photo postcard
Fuller's Series No. J 1057
Now just Westgate with Chapel Cottages immediately
to the left of the pony and trap
and the Primitive Methodist Chapel further left
with St. Mary's church tower straight ahead

Beach Road, Holme-Next-The-Sea
c. 1925
A real photo postcard
The pond (still there!) opposite what is now Westgate.
Looks like a group of Scouts approaching the pony and trap at the pond
Fuller's Series No. J 4989

Beach Road, Holme Next The Sea
c. 1925
A real photo postcard (Fuller's Series J.)
The bridge over the River Hun looking north towards the sea

The Old Bridge, Beach Road, Holme-Next-Sea
The Norvic Mill Series
A real photo postcard, probably pre 1945

Holme House, Holme-next-the-Sea
Fuller's Series No. 4994
A real photo postcard taken before 1945
Almost an identical view to the J & S postcard shown above.

White Horse Inn, Holme No. 975
A reproduction postcard by Norfolk Past - c. 1900

The Vicarage, Peddars Way (Middle Lane)
Postally used in 1960
Printed sepia postcard
H. Coates Wisbech, Nene Series No. 6635

St. Mary's church, Holme-next-the-Sea
Date unknown.
Fullers Series (Norvic Mill) A333.

Aerial view of Holme-next-the-Sea
Date unknown.
Shows the caravan site at the rear of
The White horse with Whitehall in the centre.

Village Inn, Holme-next-Sea (the White Horse)
Date unknown.
H. Coates Wisbech, Nene Series No. 5946

Interior of St. Mary's church Holme-next-the-Sea
About 1925.
Fuller's Series d. 4991.

Holme-next-Sea
Multiple views - Clockwise from top left
A149?
Kirkgate looking west towards St. Mary's Church
Old Hunstanton Golf Course at Holme-next-the-Sea
Kirkgate looking east towards the White Horse (village shop on the right).
A Kingsley postcard No. KN 1268.

The Church Holme-next-Sea
H. Coates Wisbech, Nene Series No. 974
with the Village School just to the left.

The Beach at Holme next the Sea
Postcard pre 1945.

The beach at Holme-next-Sea
Postmarked August, 1937.

Multiple views
Clockwise from top left
Beach Road - Golf Links - Westgate - The Beach.

Postcard with multiple views
including the beach and the White Horse Public House.
Printed by Thorndick & Dawson, Norwich
Reverse bears the legend:
"Specially commissioned for Holme Village Stores"

St. Mary's Church - postcard dated 1905.

Village Street - Nene Series No. 3872.
View on Kirkgate Street (now renamed Kirkgate)
looking west towards St. Mary's Church

Eastgate Street (now renamed Eastgate)
looking north towards St. Mary's Church.

The Rookery - on Westgate Street (now renamed Westgate).

Outside Home Farm Stables on left
and looking east towards Home Farm House on left.
H. Coates Wisbech, Nene Series No. 267
Nearest building on the right is now the garage of Prospect House.

 

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