Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Woking, Surrey c1930

Woking, Surrey c1930. The road on the left is Chertsey Road, to the right the High Street. The hotel on the left, the Albion Hotel, is long-gone. The current building on the site is at least called Albion House. You can just make out a woman in the top window of the hotel. The modern canopy you can see on the Google Street View is part of the rejuvenated Woking Railway Station. The building on the right of the picture that was a Barclays Bank is now a Budgens convenience store.
Postcard publisher not stated, but probably Charles Mitchell (1888 - 1961).
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  1. A wonderful postcard, especially with the cars. I don't think the modern view is an improvement, in fact far from it.

  2. I hate to be overly sentimental for all things old and quaint, but I do sometimes wonder if we pay any attention to aesthetics at all anymore.

    1. I'm nowhere near from Woking, but I read about it in War of The Worlds.
      I love the older picture.
      I do agree with you. Nowadays, all sorts of architecture are mixed until nothing really means much anymore and also traffic lights and signs, ugly commercial stuff. This killed much of the pretty view all over the world.

  3. Know this bit of Woking well and love the then and now approach!



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