|60,000 Marks to send a letter from Hamburg to Bradford|
Turning out cupboards and drawers as part of a house-cleaning exercise, I found my late father-in-law's stamp albums. "Grandpa", as he is still affectionately known in this house, was a classic, if geeky, little boy. He loved steam engines, stamp collections and chess, passions which have descended to later generations, hence the presence in our house of these memorabilia.
The memories of school history lessons came into my mind. This was like holding history in my hands, dangerous, frightening history.