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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Queen's Hotel, Hastings, c. 1950s


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In Gallery: East Sussex Miscellaneous

Building still exists, but is no longer the Queen's Hotel.

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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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The Yew Tree, Wimborne Minster, c. 1950s


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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


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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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Coach & Horses, Wimborne Minster, c. 1900


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In Gallery: Wimborne Pictures

Hard to date this picture as the place didn't change for so long at a time, but turn of the 20th Century, I should think...

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Unknown Place, Unknown Date


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In Gallery: Forgotten Photo Friday

Not a lot to go on here......but you never know! 1950s onwards...?

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Haworths Shop, Location Unknown, 1949


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In Gallery: Forgotten Photo Friday

Yet another image that I thought would be easier to locate than it turned out! Lots of information in the picture, especially about the Benson’s...

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