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.
Friday, 5 August 2011
Tramcar accident, Millbrook, Near Stalybridge, Greater Manchester 1908
Tramcar accident, Millbrook, Near Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, April 2nd, 1908. Unfortunately I have not been able to locate whereabouts in Millbrook this accident happened. In the background of the postcard is a large building with at least three stories, possibly a mill. There is one mill left in Millbrook but I don't think it is this one. There were more mills there in the past. If any eagle-eyed readers can pinpoint the location of this accident I'll be very grateful. The tram was operated by 'The Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley & Dukinfield Joint Transport and Electricity Board.' The tram route ran along the Huddersfield Road (on the Google map below, from near the bottom left to the top right corner). Postcard publisher not credited. The postcard was very faded so I've had to edit it to bring out the details and contrast. Notice the two girls on the extreme right of the picture. For more old photographs visit Sepia Saturday. The Google map below shows Millbrook, but not necessarily the scene of this accident. As always, click on the postcard to enlarge it.