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Comic Postcards – comedy and social comment in war and peace (Event from 2021)

In Person


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


Please note that this is an event from 2021


Pre-booking: Required


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.