Another set of Bamforths, and this time I shall let you into a little secret.
Who exactly are these people?
Well, James Bamforth was nothing if not practical. No point hiring models if your own workforce can do the job.
So Bamforth’s own factories provided the men and women seen in all these Bamforth postcards, and by extension, it seems likely that other manufacturers used similar tricks. So, unless you know or are informed otherwise, never assume that the men and women on these sentimental cards are real soldiers and that their wives and girlfriends are real wives and girlfriends. Because, in by far the majority of cases, that simply is not the case.