23. Comic Postcards – comedy and social comment in war and peace

23. Comic Postcards – comedy and social comment in war and peace

In Person

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Lee Hub, 12-16 High Street, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9BZ

An illustrated talk examining the work of the Bamforth company, whose cards were exported and enjoyed worldwide

You will hear about the Bamforth company’s artists over 150 years and their confrontation with the censors in the 1950s.

Your speaker, Martin Marks, advises that there is adult humour on the ‘saucy’ cards displayed but that it was enjoyed by the ladies at a Royal Naval Association meeting recently! Indeed, the content remains with the older, double-entendre humour style which has sadly been overtaken in modern times…

So your blushes should be spared and you’ll be able sit back, relax and enjoy the event with a smile.

Duration 45 minutes plus Q&A


Wednesday 15 September: 1900


Pre-booking: Required

Please DIY book via the BOOK NOW button.  But for people who may experience difficulty with booking online themselves, we can help.

Contact us from 0930 to 1700. Monday to Saturday….

In-person:  Gosport Tourist Information Centre (at the Bus Station)

By Phone:  023 9252 2944 or 07849 399 823

By Emailbookings@gosportheritage.co.uk (subject line:  ASSISTED BOOKING)

Booking opens: 21 August 2021 09:30
Booking closes: 13 September 2021 17:00


Wheelchair access is on the right hand side of the building with a ramp and entrance via a side door. Second room on the left. Parking is on the High Street and adjacent roads.

Wheel chair Toilets Service dogs welcome Accesible parking parking Mobility impaired


COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.


The Hub is an Independent Community Library. Please arrive 15 minutes before start time to be seated.


Martin Marks



This is the former Lee Library building, approx 500m east of the Co-Op and Post Office. On the X5 bus route, but is very limited in the evening.