Thursday 27 February 2014

Holt, Wiltshire, The Street, 1910

Holt, Wiltshire, The Street, 1910. Holt is a village in Wiltshire, not far from Bradford on Avon. Postcard by Young & Co of Teddington. Click the postcard to enlarge.

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Friday 14 February 2014

Ilford, The Broadway, c1912

Ilford, The Broadway, circa 1912. Ilford is a suburb of east London. In this postcard, we can see on the left, the White Horse pub and on the right, the Black Horse pub, with the Ilford Hippodrome (presumably a theatre) to the right of that. In between is a magnificent municipal clock and a tram. Looking at the modern Google Street View of the scene, the White Horse building is still there on the left, but it is now a branch of Barclays Bank. The Black Horse on the other side of the road is still a pub, but the building is now modern and characterless. Much more of a pity is the disappearance of the clock. Do any readers know what happened to it? The tram of course has long since gone, and with it some of the soul of old Ilford. Click the postcard to enlarge.
For more old photos have a look at Sepia Saturday.

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