The Popping Stone, Gilsland
The Popping Stone in 1910
The Popping Stone flooded by a very high River Irthing. The card was not posted, but written on the back is "Mr Bonar - South Shields, Mrs Wilson - Sunderland, August 31st 1910"
This is an amateur photo-postcard (a photographic print onto a pre-printed postcard) of which there are numerous examples around this time. The picture hints at the essence of the pre-WW1 spa; well-to-do working class people from the north-east, and a whiff of innuendo.
The Popping Stone around 1910
Amateur photo postcard postmarked 1910. This is a very clear photograph of the "New Shape" Popping Stone which clearly shows the shape of the stones unencumbered by vegetation, and with the base exposed by scouring.