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The Decades That Bind Us Shall be Undone


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The Decades That Bind Us Shall be Undone

4 Jun 2021 5:20PM   Views : 468 Unique : 347

Forgive me for the mis-quote from a long running TV science fiction programme, but as we know by now I have been delving back in time to the golden days of the 1930s, via a treasure trove of old negatives. Some of these are now showing me things that I can decipher some of the past from. For example, when I used to do the gardening as a teenager I discovered cobbles under the lawn. I found out that this was an old entry way that separated the house from some small long demolished cottages. The ground had been bought and incorporated into our house's garden, Now this picture seems to show my Granny sitting in the back gate opening, viewed from the other side of that entry way. The cottages would be behind us. When I was gardening only part of the wall on the left had been allowed to stay, the rest was taken down to open up the garden.

These two images, separated by two decades, might amuse. The first shows two people in the garden of the house, with the old garage over the road clearly visible. This would be the late 1930s. The second shows a young and dashing me astride my very cool Triang wheels, which would be the mid 1950s. The point of view is virtually the same and shows the area where the cottages would have been.


Nobody did much development of that garden between 1936 and 1956 did they?

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