Hythe in old picture postcards

Hythe in old picture postcards

:   Tony Pritchard
:   Hampshire
:   United Kingdom
:   978-90-288-2102-6
:   80
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39. Again the laying of the foundation stone. In the distance the buildings of the village centre. The long building on the right being St. John's Church Hall. To the left, the buildings on Pylewell Road.

40. Travellers passing through Hythe, prior to the building of New Road, would most likely have used South Street. The existence of the Post Office in Hythe can be found initially in Sou th Street. The Ordinance Survey Map of 1837 shows the Post Office to he on the right hand side going down on the corner of Shore Road. The 1870 map shows it to he on the left side of the street, hut toward the top. It was the building shown on the Ieft with the gas lamp.

41. Looking down Sou th Street with the 'Ivy Green' on the right, The sign on the wall still shows today, although its not been a pub for many years. Lovely fashions on view and maybe a few words of consolation for those behind the bars. Another Willsteed picture from early 1900.

42. Looking up Sou th Street from the bottom end. An up-te-date parade of fashion and machinery for 1900.

43. A view looking up South Street before the building of the Railway Bridge. Sadly the earlier view has seen rough treatment.

44. This is South Street after the building of the Railway Bridge. Sorne bargains advertised outside the shop: Books 2° 4° 6° (lp 2p 3p); Chairs 6° 11- (3p Sp); Bedsteads 3/6 5/- 7/6 (I7 1/2p 25p 37 1 /2p).

45. A day for celebration in July of 1925 with the arrival from Fawley of the first passenger train. As a passenger service this branch was used for about forty years. The line is still used today, by diesel in place of steam and in place of passengers. the various products of the large oil refinery at Fawley.

46. St. John's Street, St. John's Street looking toward The Marsh in the early 1900's. A group of Hythe children pose for the photographer. On the right hand side, behind the cricketer, the Post Office transport stands. This building was the Post Office for Hythe before 1909 and until the early 1930's.

47. Hythe Post Office 190? to 1930. As the sign says for: Money Order Savings Bank, Parcel Post, Telegraph & Insurance also Annuity Business. Known as 'The Jungle', it was managed by Mrs. & Miss Martell.

48. Looking along St. John's Street, away from The Marsh. The church yard with the back entrance to the church is on the right and with a few young customers, on the left, is the Post Office.

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