Monday 1 July 2013

Oatlands Park, Near Weybridge, Surrey, c1909

Oatlands Park, Near Weybridge, Surrey, c1909. On the right, we can see the premises of Henry Shaw, 'Draper and Clothier' (according to the 1911 census). The shop appears to be closed so the photograph may have been taken on early closing day (probably Wednesday) or a Sunday. Note the magnificent lamps outside the shop and the lady looking at the photographer from an upstairs window. The postcard was posted in March 1910 to a Mr J.E.K. Walter in Gracechurch Street, London, with the simple message 'What do you think of this? G. C.'.
Postcard published by Young and Co. of Teddington. Click the postcard to enlarge.

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  1. Fantastic detail, as always in these scenes.

  2. The draper‘s shop referred to was at a later date in the 1930s managed by one of the two Osborn sisters ( the elder one I believe ) the younger sister running a greengrocer‘s shop a little further down on the same side of the road known as Oatlands Drive.



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