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England 100 Years Ago in Color

Piccadilly Circus, London, 1919 ‘Peace Day’ was celebrated in June 1919 and saw hundreds of thousands of revellers throng London’s streets for parades and victory parties… though they’d clearly all finished reveling by the time this photo was taken.

Farmer, Cornwall. c. 1913 | 16 Edwardian Colour Photos That Will Make You Feel Like A Time Traveller

Farmer, Cornwall. c. 1913

When Albert Kahn’s photographers reached the UK, they were able to (quite literally) take a snapshot of the nation just two years before the outbreak of the First World War changed things forever.

Great Windmill Street, Soho, London, 1973 I remember going to see Alec Guinness in the play at the Lyric with Patricia Hayes and Andrew Sachs

Soho: then and now

Great Windmill Street, Soho, London, 1973 I Uwould like a pound for every telegram I delivered to this Theatre, I could probably buy a couple of pints with it today.

The junction of Steep Street and Trenchard Street, Bristol, England, 1866. I love this.

The junction of Steep Street and Trenchard Street, Bristol, England 1866 [[MORE]] Some detail: John Hill Morgan (b platinum print. “R Holloway Dealer in Marine Stores” Locals would have called this a “rag and bone shop”.

A group of swimmers walk out to the diving boards of the Lido at Hyde Park, 1940s

A group of swimmers walk out to the diving boards of the Lido at Hyde Park,

Thin House, Londres, Royaume-Uni C'est sans doute l'immeuble le plus mince de Londres. Il est situé dans le West End et interpelle tous ses visiteurs. Son architecte est inconnu et il abrite des appartements.

The thin house, Clapham south west London - starts at 7 foot 7 inches and widens to 22 feet.

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