iamtimbo

About


Co-founder of Our Town Story. If you have any questions about the site, or wish to provide feedback, please visit the Admin forum and post in the appropriate place - we'll do our best to help you out as quickly as we can!

We really want Our Town Story to be an album for your old photos, to fill in the gaps in the history books of our villages, towns and cities. We would also love for those pictures to be able to help others - for instance by using reminiscence therapy in treating dementia

We're still a work in progress, and we appreciate all suggestions and observations!

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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


Added by @iamtimbo 2 years ago / Views: 1015
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


Added by @iamtimbo 2 years ago / Views: 994
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


Added by @iamtimbo 2 years ago / Views: 401
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


Added by @iamtimbo 2 years ago / Views: 747
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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The Yew Tree, Wimborne Minster, c. 1950s


Added by @iamtimbo 2 years ago / Views: 691
In Gallery: Wimborne Pictures

Genuninely impossible to date this from the postcard - I remember it looking pretty much like this in the early 1990s. I'm assuming this is...

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Family outside 'Brookdale', possibly Ferndown, c. 1900s


Added by @iamtimbo 2 years ago / Views: 701
In Gallery: Dorset Miscellaneous

The postcard credit on the back os for Frederick Ash of Victoria Road, Ferndown, so there is a chance that this is a local family, but the house...

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