… Deltiology (from Greek δελτίον, deltion, diminutive of δέλτος, deltos, “writing tablet, letter”; and -λογία, -logia) the study and collection of postcards.
This section is dedicated to postcards that are relevant to cycling in Balham. In the golden age of postcard production (1898-1914) millions of postcards were produced. Some were of Balham and some were of bicycles and cyclists. A few were even of bicycles and cyclists in Balham. If they feature both, then they get a place in our virtual collection.
So here’s a postcard of Balham High Road (exact date unknown but between 1900-1910). Look carefully and on the left you can see a sign for Dan Leno’s Motor and Cycle Works.