Wednesday 26 June 2013

Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, The Cambridge Arms Pub, c1915

Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, The Cambridge Arms Pub, circa 1915. This pub survived until 2002 and was then demolished. It was originally called the Hope and Anchor but changed its name to the Cambridge Arms in 1855. This information was gleaned from 'Pubs, Inns and Taverns of Kingston' by Richard F. Holmes which also shows a later photograph of the pub. The pub has been replaced by a block of flats called Pyramid Court. Postcard by an uncredited publisher and my copy is clearly damaged at the top left. Click the postcard to enlarge.

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Saturday 15 June 2013

Hoo, Kent, The Post Office c1910

Hoo, Kent, The Post Office circa 1910. The proprietor of the grocers shop and post office was also the publisher of this postcard. His name was Young Thomas Dann. His shop is now a takeaway, the post office has moved to the other side of the road. Click the postcard to enlarge.

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Friday 7 June 2013

Chalfont St Giles, Bucks, c1912

Chalfont St Giles, Bucks, c1912. I thought this postcard by W. H. Applebee, photographed circa 1912, shows an interesting contrast between the 19th and 20th centuries. With Google Street View we have a contrast with the 21st century too. On the left of the postcard, the 19th century is represented by the horse-drawn covered wagon trundling its way along the Amersham Road. The foursome in the motor car obviously represents the new and exciting 20th century. Meanwhile the old pub on the right, the Pheasant Inn, plies its business as it had for centuries. Click the postcard to enlarge.
The Google Street View shows the 21st century. The old pub has now closed down for good (though the Google Street View shows it when it was still open, but on its last legs). The cars have taken over the road.
For more old photographs have a look at the Sepia Saturday blog.

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