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Jul 25, 2016

The king's double in North Wales

Llandudno newsagent GR Thompson looked uncannily like the reigning monarch, King Edward VII. So much so that he had his own portrait printed on the backs of postcards ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

which he sold in growing numbers. He also styled himself the "Postcard King". The family flourished in business locally but suffered during the First and Second World Wars. For details, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes at the entrance to Holmes Place café, where GR Thompson once had a postcard shop. Or click here