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, 9 September 2011
Camberwell, South London, Lyndhurst Way 1915
Camberwell, South London, Lyndhurst Way 1915. On the back of this extraordinary postcard is written by hand 'Some of the Camberwell Division of R. F. A. July 30th 1915'. The Royal Field Artillery were responsible for medium sized guns. Apparently there was a division based at Camberwell. The soldiers and horses seem particularly incongruous in this quiet suburban street. The street is actually Lyndhurst Way, not Lyndhurst Road as stated on the postcard caption. The postcard was published by Frederick Alfred Finch, photographic artist, of 112 Peckham Rye. For more old pictures visit Sepia Saturday. Click the postcard to see a high-resolution scan.