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, 20 July 2012
Brentford, Middlesex, The High Street c1922
Brentford, Middlesex, The High Street circa 1922. Almost nothing in the modern Google Street View has survived from the postcard's time. I had to use the excellent Brentford High Street Project website to identify the location of this postcard. There is a picture from 1981 on the Brentford Dock website which shows the building on the left of the postcard in its last days. There is an old looking building in the Google Street View on the left - you can just see its roof on the old postcard. The pub on the right was called 'The Feathers'. The postcard was published by the well-known publishers C. & A. G. Lewis of Nottingham. Click the postcard for an enlargement (300dpi).