Yesterday and Today: Compare the differences on Southgate Road

It's illuminating to look at the same places with one hundred years or so in between then-and-there and here-and-now. Here are some of the historic pictures in the two walks-into-the-past on other pages, juxtaposed with the same view this summer, 2018: LOOKING NORTH TO OCKENDON ROAD (first left after the pub) AT THE JOLLY FARMERS, … Continue reading Yesterday and Today: Compare the differences on Southgate Road

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Yesterday and Today: Compare the difference on Essex Road

It's illuminating to look at the same places with one hundred years or so between there-and-then and here-and-now. Here are some of the historic pictures in the two walks into the past on other pages, juxtaposed with the same view this summer: 2018. (In summer, of course, the trees tend to obscure the differences, even … Continue reading Yesterday and Today: Compare the difference on Essex Road

A walk through the past 2: Eastwards to Southgate Road

NOW LET'S GO EAST, to Southgate Road. The country boundary with Hackney runs all along the middle of it, which might make street cleaning problematic. Or repairs. Far fewer pictures than of Essex Road, but one or two evocative ones: The end of Ockendon Road is just about visible after the second block of houses … Continue reading A walk through the past 2: Eastwards to Southgate Road

A walk through the past: Going westwards to Essex Road

They say the past is another country..and it's often in black and white when you look at the photographs. Here are a few postcards of Ockendon Road and the surrounding area some dating back--what?--100 years or more. Not sure when they were taken but if anyone can add more information, please do. The street seems … Continue reading A walk through the past: Going westwards to Essex Road