HOLIDAYMAKERS still send postcards to family and friends but there is a trend for messages and images to be despatched using mobile phones.

On the subject of holiday communications, I recently came across something I had never seen before.

It looks like a conventional envelope but carries the wording Souvenir Letter Card of Port-Glasgow. The fact that Port Glasgow appears with a hyphen identifies that it dates from many years ago.

When opened, the card drops down in sections to reveal seven different photographs of the town.

There is also a section which enables the sender to write a longer message than on a conventional postcard. It folds back up in a fashion that leaves the message concealed.

Wording indicates that the souvenir letter card came out in the 1920s but there is nothing to advise who produced it.

Appearing today are some of the card’s images, including one of Birkmyre Park.