6th - 22nd October 2017

Postcards from the Past

Illustration of Sherlock Holmes smoking a pipePosrcards from the Past - Evolution

Photograph of a young Anne Frank writing at her deskPostcards from the Past - Anne Frank

A statue of Poseidon against a backdrop of a sunny dayPostcards from the Past - Poseidon

  • Illustration of Sherlock Holmes smoking a pipe
  • Photograph of a young Anne Frank writing at her desk
  • A statue of Poseidon against a backdrop of a sunny day

Postcards from the Past was a partnership with Manchester Children's Book Festival and it invited participants to write a postcard from a specific year in history as though written by a fictional or real character. It was free to enter, open to anyone from age 8 upwards and ran until July 2013.

To support the competition we were delighted to run writing workshops with the following groups:

St Peter's Catholic Primary, Wythenshawe

Cadishead Young People's Group / Salford Community Leisure

Pulling Together, Old Trafford

Newall Green High School, Wythenshawe

Manchester Academy, Moss Side

St Mary's C of E Primary, Moss Side

West Hill School / Tameside Libraries

Follow the links above to look at some of the work that the groups created.