snippets from our local past...
Local collector Rob Hoare has taken some of the black and white images from his postcard collection and - utilising the wonders of computer software - presents them here - in colour!
You can enjoy the results by simply scrolling down this page to see all the individual 'colourised' photos....
(You can find copies of the original black and white postcards: HERE )
TRAM AT MOORDOWN 'END OF THE LINE' - c.1908.
Taken at the junction of Malvern Rd and Wimborne Rd - looking north east
ASHTON RD - c.1935.
BARFOOTS - MALVERN RD - c.1920.
Later Ward's Off Licence - now residential (opposite Malvern Rd Fisheries)
TAKEN FROM THE CORNER OF BARRIE RD - 1936
LOOKING EAST ALONG BLOOMFIELD AVE - c.1930
'CAVES' POST OFFICE AND STORES - c.1920
Taken from the junction of Wimborne Rd and Malvern, looking east up Malvern Rd
CORONATION AVE - c.1935
Taken from the junction with Endfield Rd, looking towards Wimborne Rd
COWPER RD - c.1935
ENSBURY PARK RD - c.1930
Looking towards the Ensbury Park Hotel
HORSE AND JOCKEY HOTEL - Date uncertain
CORNER OF WIMBORNE RD AND KING GEORGE AVE - 1928
KING EDWARD AVE - c.1930
JUNCTION OF QUEEN MARY AVE AND WIMBORNE RD - c.1937
Looking north east
REDHILL COMMON - c.1935
Looking north west - The houses in the distance on the left are in Pine Vale Crescent
ST.JOHN'S LYCH GATE - c.1930
The cottage opposite is now the Life Centre (Moderne)
THE AVENUE - c.1935
Looking north west
GRAND PARADE - c.1930
Junction with Ashton Rd - Looking south
WINTON FARM - c.1910
Taken from what is now the Vet's car park behind Tesco Express - Looking north east