Friday, 6 January 2012

New Heston Village, Middlesex, c1912

New Heston Village, Middlesex, circa 1912. The Elm Tree pub is still there on the right, but is much altered. The building in the distance just above the children's heads looks the same though. Postcard by W H Applebee. For more old photos visit Sepia Saturday. Click on the postcard to enlarge.




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14 comments:

  1. This image is especially cool when placed up against the same street today. Love it!

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  2. The childrn are lined up for their picture, and making sure baby brother or sister gets in on the act too.

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  3. These postcards with the children getting in the picture are wonderful and there is a charm which is definitely lost in how it looks now.

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  4. No children on today's streets. The old view without the street furniture is much more inviting.

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  5. I love the way the children are lined up in the middle of the street on the postcard.

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  6. The next to smallest child always wants to pick up the smallest, even if they are only a minute smaller. The old street does look more interesting. But I always think that.

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  7. Really, not a lot has changed! The children look cool lined up in the street like that!

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  8. Amazingly clear photo even when zoomed in close. I like that the kids are babysitting the little one. What a big wide road it seems to be without any cars about - plenty of room for football, hopscotch, marbles :-) Jo

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  9. It is always so fascinating in your posts to straddle time like this. Of course, I'm always wishing to step back in time to visit the places as they once were.

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  10. How interesting to see the then and now.

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  11. I'd like to step into that first card with my suitcase and ask the children for directions to the nearest Inn...and then on from there.

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  12. Another great comparison. I love the way the children line up for the photograph - you would not get them to do that in this mobile phone camera day and age. Equally, even if the did, the photo would probably vanish within a couple of weeks.

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  13. Another great photo, but once again I'm struck by how different our world is when Google's Street View needs to obscure faces to preserve privacy.

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  14. left olf yr1400 old queens head pub..demolished 1980s.....british legion....was flour mill bakery..heston famous best wheat bread of eliz 1st visit to osterley house....right elm tree pub..and shop..along by it run by family 1800s to 1950..demolished....ahead east is church...village green...rose crown..george pub...heston farm 1966 they built wheatlands hse est on.....left heston park..of centuries heston may day fair etc....left 1930 heston swim...library....my family 1802 onwards local...wingrove timberlake wallbanks meads little lindsey

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