Then and Now (3) Crooms Hill
David Ramzan’s new book, Royal Greenwich Through Time reminded me that we haven’t had one of our own ‘Then and Now’ pics for ages.
I got this postcard absolutely ages ago and have been meaning to get a photo of what it’s like now ever since. I finally managed to walk up Crooms Hill AND have my camera with me over the weekend, though of course, I’d forgotten the postcard itself.
Despite the fact that I couldn’t remember the exact angle, I don’t think I did too badly with my guesswork here:
I confess I know absolutely nothing about these buildings.
Annoying though it is to have that car ‘in the way,’ I often find that when I’m looking at old pictures the people and means of transport that ‘got in the way’ at the time interest me as much as the buildings behind them, so I decided to keep the pic.
The guy to the far right, by the way, was part of a group of tourists who stopped to ask me the way a couple of minutes later. They didn’t speak much English, just saying ‘Green-Witch’ very loudly and waving their arms in an up and down direction. It took me a moment to realise they were after the Meridian Line…
I did go back when I’d looked at the postcard again and got a slightly better angle (sadly I don’t know how to do the fadey-thing around the edge):
Just for good measure (and because in truth I couldn’t remember which group of buildings the postcard was actually of) I also snapped the group just a spot further down the hill, just as cute, only with slightly different fronts (aw- c’mon – I’d defy you to remember which set’s in the postcard absolutely cold if you didn’t have it with you) and I present it for you here…
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