There was an exhibition in the Streetlife Museum that I kept seeing mentioned on Twitter. It was called Fantastic Felines and was a display featuring picture postcards designed by a music hall singer Violet Roberts. Although born in Hammersmith in 1895, her family moved to Hull when she was 6 and she spent the rest of her life in Hull and later, Beverley.
A very talented lady, as well as singing, she was a postcard artist. In Edwardian England, the postcard was almost like today’s text message. Postal deliveries were several times a day so you could send a postcard in the morning and get a reply by the afternoon post. Violet’s postcards featured drawings of comically dressed cats with amusing captions and the exhibition featured a number of them.