Sir Alec Guinness postage stamp

The Royal Mail is to issue a postage stamp depicting actor Sir Alec Guinness who has many Bournemouth connections.

He went to school in Southbourne where the headmaster said that Alec would never be an actor.

Later he stayed regularly with his aunt and uncle at Westbourne where his grandfather had been the arcade caretaker.

The stamp will be available from Tuesday 25 March. It would be appropriate if the first day cover were to be available from Westbourne Post Office.

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