Happy Memories

I haven’t had a ‘then and now’ for ages, but something Warren sent me today reminded me that I have this postcard from, I’m assuming, around 1910 that I’ve been meaning to share with you. Sadly this one hasn’t been used, which I always find a bit disappointing – I love reading the sort of things people wrote on picture postcards years ago, but the various scenes are rather charming in themselves.

I have been meaning to do a similar ‘views of Greenwich Park now’ postcard, but Warren sent me his own take on multiviews of our fair town and it made me laugh, so I’m sharing that with you instead.

Of course I sepia-ised it for fun. Here’s the original:

I know I said I’d only do happy, silly stuff this month, but dark humour counts, surely…

I’m assuming that Warren’s annual calendar will be a little more varied when it comes out later this year.

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11 Comments to “Happy Memories”

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  2. marmoset says:

    Is postiche a word?

  3. Dazza says:

    I too, like looking at old view postcards. Just to see what has been lost over the years. However, I think everyone would agree that we won’t mourn the passing of the things in Warrens ‘card’. Celebrate possibly?????
    Maybe we should all arrange to meet in the park to have a party in 2012, oh, hang on, we can’t……..

  4. Steve says:

    We can’t complain too much about all the building work going on in our fair borough. Most of it is actually improving the place.

  5. Benedict says:

    Its begining to look like Greenwich has turned into a giant prophylactic…..?

  6. OldChina says:

    I’m assuming all this building will bear fruit in 2012 and suddenly Greenwich will look amazing for the tv cameras and we’ll all go WOW, it WAS worth it…

    …(fingers crossed).

  7. Dave says:

    How do we know that the building work is going to be an improvement, if it’s not been built yet ?

  8. Darryl says:

    Steve did say “our fair borough”, so he could have meant anywhere but Greenwich, to be fair.

  9. Michael Kaye says:

    Can anyone tell what the “bandstand” type building in the 1910 card is?

    Thanks, M.

  10. Stephen says:

    The “bandstand” type building is the tea pavilion which was built in 1906-07.