ANSWERS ON A POSTCARD..

For some 80 years - starting in the middle of the 19th Century - the equivalent of the modern day 'text' message was the postcard.

Our ancestors would post millions of them to inform friends and family on everything from 'Having a lovely time' to asking 'Can you come to tea on Thursday?'

The majority of these postcards would have an image on the front side -- either a photo or a cartooon or drawing. Many of the photos were of localities from where the postcards were sold - and some of these 'real' photographic images are of very high quality. That is one of the factors that makes some of these old cards very collectable -- some can change hands for quite large sums of money!

A local Moordown collector - Rob Hoare - has very kindly allowed us scan some of the fine Moordown images from his collection, and these are posted below.

Some you may have seen before - some probably not.

You can click on any of the images to see a high quality version of the same picture 

- and some of them are stunning. (Just click on your back button to get back to this page).

Many thanks Rob......

 

 

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This one is titled 'Redhill Common, Moordown' - but taken from where - and looking which way?...

Steve Mott has located where we are -- the houses on the left in the distance are in Pine Vale Cresent - and we are looking north...

...thanks Steve

 

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This one is of 'The Avenue'-- from the mid 1930s ( the trees are still quite 'young' ...)

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This one is of St.John's - probably from the early 1930s....

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This one is taken from the corner of Malvern Rd and Wimborne Rd, looking north. Probably from around 1910/1915?...

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This picture is taken from the southerly corner of King George Ave, looking north. 

Probably from around 1926... (You can see Tennyson Buildings under construction in the distance)

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This one taken from the corner of Barrie Rd - looking north - dates from around 1936....

 

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This one of the corner of Queen Mary Avenue we can date precisely - it was taken on 24th June 1919

(The clues are in the newspaper banner adverts you can read in the high resolution copy)

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Another view of Queen Mary Ave corner - this one from around 1936

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Moordown Post Office (Cave's) - looking up Malvern Rd

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