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.
Saturday, 6 April 2013
Northfields, West London c1913
Northfields, West London c1913. Although the postcard caption states this to be West Ealing it would be more accurate to call it Northfields. On the right of the postcard we can see the Northfields Cinema, a typical early 'flea-pit' cinema, now demolished and replaced by the Navasartian Centre, an Armenian social club. Unfortunately I can't find anything online about this cinema. A little further north up Northfields Avenue was a big cinema, the West Ealing Kinema, built 1913 and demolished in 2004. South of the cinema in the postcard was another cinema, built in 1932 which still survives as a Pentecostal church. Click the postcard to enlarge.
For more old images visit the Sepia Saturday blog.