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. There are also links to the modern equivalent on Street View. Street View images on this site are the copyright of Google. Comments, questions or requests are very welcome, registration is not necessary.
Friday, 26 October 2012
Hascombe, Surrey, The Village Fountain c1912
Hascombe, Surrey, The village fountain, circa 1912. Hascombe is an affluent village in Surrey. The village fountain, now a listed building, is a source of natural spring water and was built in 1877 by Edward Lee Rowcliffe as a memorial to his brother. It is still a popular source of free mineral water. The inscription above the fountain says "Whosoever will let him, take the water of life freely".
Postcard by W. H. Applebee of Ashford. Click the postcard to enlarge.