NOSTALGIA: Postie’s arrived!

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This week’s nostalgia photo takes us back to one fine day in 1971, when a splendid horse-drawn mail coach arrived at Abbotsford, marking the bicentenary of Sir Walter Scott’s birth.

At the time, his visage adorned one of a special set of stamps as well as a medal, produced especially for the occasion.

Even in 1971, the spectacle seems to have drawn the crowds. The lady who isn’t dressed in the antique full-length dress is Jean Maxwell Scott, Sir Walter’s great-great-great-granddaughter.

We’re unsure of who the other people in the photo are. If you know, tell us by emailing kathryn.wylie@jpress.co.uk