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Good Friday Procession, St Jude's, Birmingham, Date Unknown

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In Gallery: Allsorts

A Good Friday procession in Birmingham. St Jude's was demolished in 1971, and it is very hard to specifically locate this photo - although please...

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Poole Corner, Wimborne, c. 1910

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In Gallery: Wimborne Pictures

Looking towards Leigh Road, with the currently empty Tappers building on the left. The "Wimborne Seed Warehouse" is visible on the corner, with...

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Lord Street, Southport, c. 1950s

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In Gallery: Merseyside

This postcard was sent in 1954 by 'Em' to Miss Walters in Weaverham, Northwich. It's taken looking north east from next to Beales (which closed in...

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28 College Road, Clifton, c.1900s

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In Gallery: Bristol Miscellaneous

This image appears on a postcard sent to Boscombe from Clifton in May 1905. I believe that the house is a dormitory for Clifton College, a private...

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Queen's Hotel, Hastings, c. 1950s

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In Gallery: East Sussex Miscellaneous

The structure of the building still exists, but is no longer the Queen's Hotel. Very recognisable, but a far cry from the impression it gives in...

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Drake Street, Rochdale, c. 1930s

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In Gallery: Lancashire Miscellaneous Photos

The Wellington on the left is still there, and the opticians on the right is now a Dallas Fried Chicken. The domes on the buildings up Drake Street...

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The Star and George Inns, Alfriston, c. 1930s

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In Gallery: East Sussex Miscellaneous

Much more traffic these days, but the buildings in the photo survive.

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Coronation Day, Bramley Park, June 22nd 1911

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In Gallery: West Yorkshire Miscellaneous

Children (3,000 apparently!) celebrate the Coronation of King George V.

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Quay Street, Orford, Suffolk, c. 1900s

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In Gallery: Suffolk Miscellaneous

Children play and pose for the camera in Orford.

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The Star Inn, Alfriston, East Sussex, Date Unknown

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In Gallery: East Sussex Miscellaneous

According to the Sussex Express, the Star Inn has been around in some form or another since the 13th Century. This photo is virtually undateable,...

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High Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, c. 1910s/1920s

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In Gallery: Oxfordshire Miscellaneous

In this retouched postcard, Woodstock looks quiet and peaceful. Apart from the traffic and parked cars, Woodstock hasn't changed very much at all...

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R. Atkinson, Newcastle upon Tyne, c. 1860s

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In Gallery: Tyne & Wear Miscellaneous

Posted only because I share a surname (!), but this building functioned as a Town Hall until 1968. It was demolished in 1973.

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Avenue Road, Wimborne Minster, c. 1905

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In Gallery: Dorset Miscellaneous

Looking from the bottom of Avenue Road towards St John’s Hill. Postcard is postmarked 1905.

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St Mary's Terrace, Victoria Road, Diss, Date Unknown

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In Gallery: Norfolk Miscellaneous

This is near the Tesco roundabout.

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High Street, Rochester, Date Unknown

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In Gallery: Kent Miscellaneous

The half-timbered building is now Mann's estate agent, and the building closest to the camera on the right is now Rochester Chicken Hut.

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Wimborne Road, Winton, Bournemouth, c. 1900

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In Gallery: Dorset Miscellaneous

This shot is taken looking north along Wimborne Road at the junction with Talbot Road (on the left). The building on the immediate right is now...

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