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.
Saturday, 2 June 2012
Aldershot, Hampshire, The Hippodrome c1913
Aldershot, Hampshire, The Hippodrome circa 1913. Designed by Bertie Crewe and opened in 1913. The Hippodrome was demolished in 1961. The Hippodrome Business Centre now stands on the site. Some of the acts we can see on the posters on this postcard are Leonard Gaultier's Animated Toy Shop, Spry and Montie, Alf Chester and The Comedy Meisters. The Hippodrome opened twice nightly, 6.30 and 8.50. Postcard published by W. H. Applebee of Ashford. Click the postcard to enlarge.