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60's - June 2010
Then & Now
A unique view of the High Street looking west
Then & Now
At great expense I had the Carlton Hotel rebuilt in its rightful place in the High Street, took some photos, when I checked them out all these people were in the photos.......
There is no roll over effect with this picture.
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Then & Now
The image above is a scan of a postcard of a photo that was professionally tinted to make it look like a color photograph.
20's - June 2010 (see * below)
Then & Now
20's - June 2010 (see * below)
Then & Now
* The old photos were sourced from the National Archive's Flickr webspace.
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1900's ??
Then & Now
* The old photo reproduced with kind permission of Footsteps Photos
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When ??
Then & Now
* The old photo reproduced with kind permission of Footsteps Photos
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Highstreet but when ??
Then & Now
I'm curious to know what the craft shop next door to the Bull public house actually sold. I only noticed this on seeing this photo, the current Barclays bank shares two seperate buildings with the left hand colonade overlapping between the two, but the roofline is completely different.
And another thing, where is the entrance to the Rutland Arms Hotel? Even I can remember the diagonal striped gateway originally for the horse carriages. This is now the entrance to the hotel bistro/restaurant. Presumably, the main entrance to the hotel was originally via the gated courtyard. I wonder if in those days of horse drawn carriages it was necessary to have a secure courtyard to disembark?
* The old photo reproduced with kind permission of Footsteps Photos
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???? - August 2010
Then & Now
I'm guessing this is quite old, there are no motor vehicles in sight.
At that time the jewellery shop in the right foreground was not a shop and the shop on the other side of what is now Hughes Electrical (which used to be Palmers and before that Ashfords) was a cycle shop this later became Lakemans bakery and tea room, I can just remember Lakemans, used to love their battenburg cake.
There were several dogs running around, I've found eight. The detail towards the clocktower in the background has been touched up by hand.
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???? - August 2010
Then & Now
Interesting to see the White Hart as it was before it was bombed, a very imposing building note there is no road access from the High Street as there is now. Also notice the registration numbers of the two cars left and right foreground, I wonder if they were owned by the same family or business? In the midground on the right you can just make out that the cycle shop mentioned above has changed to Lakemans the bakery, recognisable by the half timbering.
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???? - August 2010
Then & Now
Another view, the Carlton being the main feature.
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1966 - August 2010
Then & Now
Another High Street icon of the 60's The Black Cat Cafe!
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