Monday 29 November 2010

Heston, Middlesex c1910

The horse trough has been moved a few feet away. Heston today:

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Also see this post for a view of the Rose and Crown pub nearby.

Sunday 28 November 2010

Piddington, Buckinghamshire c1912

Another WHA postcard of a Buckinghamshire pub. Piddington is very near to West Wycombe. It is also very near Bradenham featured in yesterday's postcard. The pub is still there and is still called the Dashwood Arms. It looks like (November 2010) it has recently changed hands. Click the link for a view of Dashwood Hill today.

Saturday 27 November 2010

Bradenham, Buckinghamshire c1912

Bradenham, Buckinghamshire circa 1912. The pub appears to have re-opened after a spell of closure. Postcard by W. H. Applebee. Click the postcard to enlarge.

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Friday 26 November 2010

Wednesday 24 November 2010

Wimbledon, S. W. London c1910

Wimbledon Broadway Market circa 1910. Notice the theatre still being built on the far left of the postcard. Wimbledon Theatre was opened in late 1910. Postcard by Young & Co of Teddington. Click the postcard to enlarge.

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Monday 22 November 2010

Cobham, Surrey, Leigh Place c1913

Leigh Place in Cobham was originally called Leigh Hill House. It was converted to a hotel but eventually demolished in the 1930s. Leigh Place today:

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Sunday 21 November 2010

Hounslow, Whitton Road c1905

The pub on the right has survived. The pub on the left has gone. If anyone knows the name of the pub on the left please let me know. Postcard by Hutchinsons of Wimbledon.

Update - March 6th 2011 - I think the pub on the left was called the Eagle Tavern and the pub on the right was called the Railway Hotel (it is now called the Shire Horse). Please contact me if you can either confirm or deny this.

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Saturday 20 November 2010

Wandsworth High Street 1906

Wandsworth, South West London, showing the now defunct Youngs Brewery and Ram pub. Postcard by Young and Co of Teddington (no relation to the brewing company).

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Friday 19 November 2010

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Larger postcard preview images and embedded Google Streetview

From now on, all posts will feature a larger postcard preview image and the Google Streetview will be embedded into this page. You can click the 'View Larger Map' link to see it bigger. I recommend you open it in a new tab if doing this. As before, clicking on the postcard will bring up a much larger version. I shall gradually work my way through the old posts and use embedded Streetview on all of them. I am also gradually converting the older postcard images from 150dpi to bigger 200dpi images. Any comments or suggestions welcome.

Esher, Claremont Lane c1910

Claremont Lane today: Postcard published by Young and Co of Teddington.

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Tuesday 16 November 2010

Fleet, Hampshire, Fleet Road c1912

Fleet Road today. It is a pity that the building on the left has lost its ornamentation. There is a metal star at the top of the building and underneath it writing that says 'The Risen Sun'.

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Friday 12 November 2010

Epsom, Junction of Hook Road and East Street c1913

These two photos of Epsom were taken one after the other, possibly from the same spot. The cinema was called 'Epsom Electric Theatre'. In the Hook Road postcard notice also the school children looking over the wall and the gasometer in the distance. Both postcards were published by W. H. Applebee of Ashford. There will be a different Epsom cinema postcard in tomorrow's blog post.

Hook Road today:

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East Street. You can see the cinema in the left of the picture.

 East Street today:

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Thursday 11 November 2010

Wandsworth, Fairfield Street 1906

This postcard by Young & Co of Teddington features a horse-drawn tram. The street appears to have previously been called North Street.

Fairfield Street Wandsworth today. Difficult to pinpoint any landmarks with the old postcard. The card was sent as a birthday card from a resident of Tonsley Place (on the left) to her husband, a postman.

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Close-up of horse-drawn tram:

Wednesday 10 November 2010

Aldershot, Victoria Road c1910

Aldershot, Hampshire, c1910. Postcard by W. H. Applebee (from an earlier negative by another publisher). Click the postcard to enlarge.

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Monday 8 November 2010

Clewer, Berkshire c1925

Clewer is near Windsor. When this postcard was produced it appears that the road hadn't got a proper name yet. The houses on the left are now shops.

Clewer now:

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Sunday 7 November 2010

Friday 5 November 2010

Mortlake, Cromwell Lane c1905

Old Cromwell House and Cromwell Lane were demolished when Mortlake Brewery expanded. The gates were retained and moved 40 metres to the west in Williams Lane. The gates now look dilapidated. The brewery is now defunct. There is a web page about Cromwell House at the Barnes and Mortlake History Society. The Cromwell Lane postcard below is wonderfully evocative and is one of my favourite postcards.

Cromwell Lane Old Gateway in its current location in Williams Lane today:

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Wednesday 3 November 2010

Cheapside, City of London c1910

The first view is looking east. The statue on the left is that of Sir Robert Peel which was later moved to Hendon Police College. On the far right is the site of what is now the recently opened (October 2010) One New Change shopping centre.

 The Google Streetview of Cheapside looking east shows the building of the shopping centre in progress:

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The postcard below shows Cheapside looking west. The building on the far left is the old Mappin and Webb building, now replaced by No 1 Poultry. The church shown in both postcards is the famous St Mary-le-Bow which houses the equally famous Bow Bells.

 Cheapside looking west today:

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Monday 1 November 2010

Lane End, Buckinghamshire c1912

Lane End is to the west of High Wycombe. The tall building in the centre of the picture has a sign on the front that says 'Lane End Temperance Hotel 1899'.

Lane End now. You can still see the temperance hotel sign if you zoom in.

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