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, 1 July 2011
Aston, West Midlands, Six Ways c1910
Aston, West Midlands, Six Ways circa 1910. Aston is a city within the City of Birmingham, in the West Midlands of England. Six Ways was a major road junction, a thriving hub of activity. It has now been replaced by a dreary roundabout. The only building that has survived from the postcard's period is the gabled building almost exactly above the roof of the red car in the Google Street View. Postcard publisher not stated.
For more old photographs please visit Sepia Saturday.
As always, click the picture to enlarge.