Saturday, 25 June 2011

Surbiton, Surrey, Claremont Road c1914

Surbiton, Surrey, Claremont Road circa 1914. This busy photograph shows one of the main streets in Surbiton, just by the station.. Postcard published by W. H. Applebee. For more old photographs please visit Sepia Saturday. Click to enlarge.



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9 comments:

  1. This is when I think Google is amazing. So great to see both images.

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  2. Oh what fun one can have on the web don't you think! Nice spot!

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  3. Shows how the world is getting more crammed with cars, signs and lamp posts...

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  4. Eventually, your blog will convince me that I need to move to England.

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  5. I just love these picture with lots of people in them; they bring it alive.

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  6. Still fairly recognisable - just don't walk down the middle of the road these days.

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  7. Nice comparison. It is nice to see that the old buildings are still there.

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  8. This is one of the best google matches that you have posted.
    In the postcard view I wondered whether the man in the peaked hat was timing the tramcar.

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  9. When were the streetcar rails removed? The heavy ironwork of Victorian/Edwardian cities, like the light posts here, suggests urban designers built to last for centuries, but something changed. Perhaps converted into war material?

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