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. There are also links to the modern equivalent on Street View. Street View images on this site are the copyright of Google. Comments, questions or requests are very welcome, registration is not necessary.
Friday, 3 June 2011
Camberley, Surrey, Railway Accident 1907
Camberley, Surrey, Railway Accident 1907. In 1907 a Class T1 0-4-4-T locomotive of the LSWR (London & South Western Railway) slipped down the embankment at Park Street. I don't think anyone was hurt. The locomotive looks very incongruous in this setting. The Google Street View shows the location of the accident today. These postcards were published by the prolific postcard publishers Gale and Polden. One of the postcards has been posted but the sender makes no mention of the scene on the front, they only enquire if the recipient's cold is better.
For more old photographs please visit Sepia Saturday. As always, click the pictures to enlarge!