. 3½ x 5½ inches. Photographic postcard, published by J. Salmon, Sevenoaks. [Click on image to enlarge it.]
A view of the main street in Conwy, showing the mix of Elizabethan, Victorian and medieval architecture. Conwy was a favourite tourist destination for Victorian trippers, offering a combination of antiquarian attractions, especially the impressive Edwardian castle and town-walls, beautiful landscapes, access to the sea and ease of movement via the railway. Its hybrid nature, part Welsh, part English, added to its charm. This card shows Conwy during the Second World War, though little would have changed since the late Victorian period. The inscription reminds us of Britain’s defiant resolve in the struggle with Germany: ‘Let us all strive without failing in faith or in duty’ – The Prime Minister.
Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]
Created 20 May 2017