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ARCHIVE PHOTOGRAPHS #1

CHURCH LANE

A postcard showing Church Lane, sent by (apparently) a visitor to an address in Denham, Bucks.

The building on the right is Hawk House.

The stamp is franked “East Haddon”.

The George V halfpenny stamp on the postcard was first issued in 1912, and the postal rate for postcards increased to 1d in 1918, so this gives us a range of dates for the posting of the card; the date stamp reads "16" for 1916.  

However, the date of the photograph may be earlier. The road is unmade. The 2 ladies in the distance are wearing full length skirts, and the child on the RH side has a “smock” type over cover - all perhaps suggesting late Victorian or early Edwardian period.

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