Escape to an Island Lost in Time
The Cloud Appreciation Society recently traveled to Lundy, an island that seems untouched by the 21st century. Almost no cars, no electrical grid, but lots of old buildings, rugged scenery and roaming animals – even wild ponies.
Filed: July 25, 2019, 12 p.m. GMT
Lundy Postal Service
Here’s a bit of postal history on the island from the Landmark Trust: “In 1928, the General Post Office concluded its interests on Lundy and closed their sub-post office on the island. Martin Coles Harman – whose family were the last private family to own the island – initially carried the mail free of charge until, to defray increasing costs and increase revenue for the island, he introduced the Lundy stamps.” Many of the stamps are now quite rare and collectible.
Photos by Phil Noble
Graphics: Maryanne Murray
Photo editing: Simon Newman
Art direction: Troy Dunkley
Edited by Kari Howard