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Old postcard collection shows the streets of Britain before cars took over



A neighborhood historian’s assortment of historic postcards from the peak of the tram period present the streets of Britain simply earlier than the beginning of the car revolution.

Many seize outlying villages, which have been by no means or solely very not often photographed on the time.

The gathering of greater than 5,000 unseen and vintage postcards belonged to a person who was identified for writing books on native historical past and have simply been bought at public sale.

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The historian collected the postcards documenting life in his dwelling metropolis for greater than a century.

Tramway centre and the Hippodrome, Bristol

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The photographs are from throughout Bristol and surrounding areas – a lot of which have by no means been seen since they have been first printed within the early twentieth century.

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All the assortment bought at East Bristol Auctions for £10,000.

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Valuer Kieran Lynch mentioned: “These postcards offer a real snapshot into the history of our city, particularly the more rural areas where photographs are often very hard to find.

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(East Bristol Auctions)

“When photography was popular, everyone took pictures of the famous landmarks or scenes – those quaint, small villages were often missed out.

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“What particularly stood out in the collection were several albums that show Bristol’s early trams.

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“Trams were such a big part of our city, but they’ve all but been forgotten.

St Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol

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“These photographs are very likely the only lasting memory that remains of these wonderful vehicles.”

Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol

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Actual photographic postcards within the early twentieth century have been fairly often produced domestically and in very small numbers.

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