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!

Members do not see ads

Gallery: Dorset Miscellaneous

The Square, Wimborne, c. 1920s

@iamtimbo / 4 years ago / 1246 views / 1 comments

Image Details

The real beginnings of the use of The Square for car parking can be seen in this photo, putting it in the Twenties, or thereabouts, I should think.

The King's Head is offering lunches and teas, whilst the building on the corner where the Boot's optician is now has a sign saying 'Garage' , with a tyre advertisement on the roof. FC Douch's name is visible over the shop in the middle, whilst a van (or possibly even tanker) advertising 'Royal Daylight Oil' can be seen outside the Lloyds/TSB building on the far right.

Hint: Drag the orange pegman to see the Streetview image...

This image appears in the galleries for the following locations:

Members do not see ads - sign up - it's free!

iamtimbo
@iamtimbo on 12 Dec 2016 07:58:48

I've just bought this on eBay, so this is the scan that the seller posted. With any luck a proper scan once I receive the original will reveal more detail, so I'll update the image once I've done that....