Southend Lane?

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maestro
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Southend Lane?

Post by maestro » 16 Oct 2014 09:44

This postcard is currently for sale on Ebay under "Old London postcards - Southend Lane Sydenham c.1899". I've seen a few old photos of Southend Lane from that era and knowing the road well I can always immediately recognise the exact spot where they were taken, even back then it looked a busy thoroughfare mostly lined with dwellings. This one, however, has me completely beaten. It looks far too quiet, rural and the road is much narrower than on any other old photos I've ever come across. Is it genuine or are they mistaken?



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Eagle
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Re: Southend Lane?

Post by Eagle » 17 Oct 2014 13:09

Yes Maestro

Amazing how an area can go down the plug hole in only 115 years. Another age.

I believe it was simply a small lane connecting farms and Sydenham and London to Hastings Road.

Lovely picture

theo harpik
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Re: Southend Lane?

Post by theo harpik » 27 Feb 2015 22:58

This could be the lower end of the lane at Bell Green, just past the railway bridge, Fir Hill House to the left, here is a map dated 1864.

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Re: Southend Lane?

Post by theo harpik » 27 Feb 2015 23:11

One more map of 1872.

alburt.c
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Re: Southend Lane?

Post by alburt.c » 26 Apr 2015 14:11

wow southend lane is diffirent those days. more like farm or somthing ha ha. Now big sainsbury in town :lol:

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