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Offline Eddieb

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Bridge Road Pictures
« on: 26 May, 2019, 05:47:33 PM »
Hello,

I'm looking for old photos of the top end of Bridge Road (say down as far as the Albion).   

I lived at no. 22 from 1952 until the mid-60s, but have since discovered that I was not very observant, and that there were houses along my bit that I never noticed!

I've been doing a little research, with old OS maps, census, and street directories, and found it very interesting, but quite surprising.

Anyway, the only photo I have is from a moving train, looking towards the High Street, and it doesn't show that much. I can't post it here because of the very small attachment size limit.

All the best,

Eddie

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Re: Bridge Road Pictures
« Reply #1 on: 27 May, 2019, 02:12:23 AM »
Hello Eddiie, I have heard someone ask for pictures of Bridge Road before and I know they are difficult to find. The only one I came across was this picture of Stratford Market Station taken in 1952 which shows Bridge Road running along one side of it.



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Re: Bridge Road Pictures
« Reply #2 on: 27 May, 2019, 07:41:24 PM »
Thanks for this Mick. What a great photo: I can pick out all sorts of features, the nissen hut houses, the School, the Albion, and I think I can just about spot where my house was.

Best wishes,

Eddie

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Re: Bridge Road Pictures
« Reply #3 on: 27 May, 2019, 07:48:09 PM »
Mick,

I see your aerial photo is on the Disused Stations website. The sister photo to the one from the train I referred to is also on their, under Stratford Market Gallery 2. It's called Driver' s view of the approach to Stratford Market station. Is there any chance you could use your super duper technique to post it here?

Regards,

Eddie

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Re: Bridge Road Pictures
« Reply #4 on: 28 May, 2019, 12:27:52 AM »
Hello Eddie. I have loaded the 'Drivers View' of Stratford Market Station as you requested. The second picture is a magnified section of a 1952 hi-res aerial picture I created from the Britain from Above Website. I then loaded the picture I created onto my own website, which I needed to do to be able to feed it into this message. As you will see I have centered it on Stratford Market Station and have included as much of Bridge Road as was in the picture. There is also a lot of central Stratford in the background.

Because of its size, you will need to use the slider bar at the bottom of the picture to see it all.








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Re: Bridge Road Pictures
« Reply #5 on: 28 May, 2019, 03:05:02 PM »
Ediie, I have now been able to find another 1952 aerial photograph of Stratford on the Britain from Above website, which I have magnified and  shows a much better view of Bridge Road, as well as Stratford Market Station. Again you will need to use the left/right scroll bar at the bottom of the picture to see the full view.

I also looked at an old Ordnance Survey map to see where your home at 22 Bridge Road was located and magnified the section around the Albion PH. If I am correct, you can see your old home just in view, four properties to the left of the Albion PH.



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Re: Bridge Road Pictures
« Reply #6 on: 04 June, 2019, 07:59:43 PM »
Great photos  - thanks. I have to say the last thing I expected was aerial shots, but they do provide a lot of detail, and look great. And of course I can't help but cast my eye well beyond Bridge Road to the places I used to wander around, such as down the now lost Channelsea River, and  Carpenters Road School, to which I was transferred when Bridge Rd was closed.