Photographs I've gleaned from flea markets, junk shops and sometimes ebay. The cheaper the better. Anything with a story that can be extracted from hand written notes, location research, local histories, census records......anything. A small band of fellow enthusiasts worldwide have helped me with many of these. Of course there are always mysteries that defy research, but there's even a story inside these. All images can be viewed at super-size on Flickr.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Mickleham, Surrey.

Mickleham, Surrey. 1900s.
Nothing much has changed here, except that the post office has closed and cars have invaded. One commenter pointed out that modern masonry paints and road surfaces have 'detextured' English villages. I think he has a point. The bloke who runs the village shop now has a copy of this picture and is convinced that the children have been pasted on by some 100 year old photo trickery.

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