Westward Ho! Shopkeeper’s notice
A Westward Ho! shopkeeper, Mr Alfred Beecroft, 5 Westbourne Terrace, recently had 1,308 postcards seized by the police and later Bideford magistrates ruled they should be destroyed as being obscene.
On Friday a notice was displayed which exhorted potential customers “If you feel you are likely to be corrupted or depraved by these cards please don’t look at them. If you want to take the risk…. don’t laugh too loudly or you will have the local Mrs Grundy on my track again! She doesn’t like to hear people enjoying themselves on holiday.”
The full Gazette article is dated 8 August 1958