Monday 28 February 2011

Hounslow, Middlesex, Great West Road c1955

Hounslow, Middlesex, Great West Road circa 1955. Anyone who has travelled by car from Central London to Heathrow Airport will have passed though here and will no doubt have been frustrated by the traffic lights impeding their progress every few hundred yards. Just right of center you can see an old-style police box, familiar the world over to Dr. Who fans as the Tardis. I don't know what The Doctor was doing in Great West Road in the early 1950s, but perhaps he'd stopped by to pick up some groceries before he set off on another inter-galactic journey. This postcard was published by E. A. Wilson, who was the stepson of Charles Mitchell, who was the step-brother of W. H. Applebee.

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1 comment:

  1. Hounslow, the Staines Road and the Great West Road.

    My mother was born just round the corner from the Duke of Wellington in 1916, so she'd probably have recognised the road as it was.

    Later her parent moved to Vicarage Farm Road which is the Cross Road shown in this image, and I remember it being like that.



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