Old postcards from the early 20th century, compared to the same view shown on Google Street View today. The postcards come from my own collection. Almost all of them are from England, mainly showing West London, Middlesex, Surrey, Berks and Bucks. Click on the postcards to see enlarged versions. Street View images are the copyright of Google. Comments, questions or requests are welcome. If you repost my images on other websites (such as Facebook) please include a link to my original post.
Thursday, 24 February 2011
Dorchester, Dorset, Judge Jeffreys Lodgings c1910
Dorchester, Dorset, Judge Jeffreys Lodgings c1910. Judge Jeffreys (1645-1689) was known as "The Hanging Judge" because of the punishments he meted out to supporters of Monmouth's Rebellion. Nearly 200 were hanged. Apparently the building on the left was where he stayed. In the 1910's postcard we can see it was a shop, 'Groves, the County Clothing and Outfitting Stores'. It is now a restaurant fittingly called 'The John Jeffreys'. Dorchester is the county town of Dorset and is a popular destination for tourists and day-trippers.