Photographs and postcards of
Blunham from the early 1900s
(sometimes with the modern views).
These old photographs and postcards were kindly loaned by various
people, including Ionie Brennan (Australia), Charlie Harding,
Joan Skelton and Frank Reed (all of Blunham).
Blunham Mill: a view of the mill
pond and a punt (1905), and a different view showing the
River Ivel, the Mill Pond and the
Road looking north showing 2 of the thatched cottages, the modern view
from a similar position, and the
rear of one of those cottages.
The northern end of the High Street, now
up the High Street in 1914 with the Oak pub on the left,
and an enlargement of this showing "The
Oak" sign. (This is now a private house).
Cottage (High Street) old photo of unknown date.
and Church Institute (pre 1920?), both buildings form the school today.
The Southern end of the High Street, now
and old: View
2 and View
The Church, old,
and a view of the Church
from the churchyard circa 1910
"The Square", showing Judd's store and the Ragged
1 and View
2, both circa 1907
Half way up the Hill, now,
and old: View1,
View 2, and
(later, with pavements).
horse pub as it was over 50 years ago and as
it is now as a private house
and Barford road and The
High Street looking north, both circa 1900 (coloured postcards),
a photograph from 1987 looking
West, and a recent panoramic
mosaic, all from the top of the Church tower.
Villa (corner of Station Road and The Hill) and a modern
view of the same house.
A coloured postcard looking from Park
Lane towards the Church down "The Snicket", showing
thatched cottages which no longer exist, and a black
and white photograph from a similar time.
Park Lane, now
and from the same position a photograph of the old Fire
Engine House looking towards "The Square".
A view of the Church
and the Old Rectory from the Ivel (date not known), a similar
view from 1900 on a coloured
postcard, and a modern
view (by Tim Sharrock).
Do you have any old photographs of Blunham and/or it's people?
We are looking for photographs both to add to this page and to
use at a future exhibitions to raise funds for the Village Hall
etc. If you are prepared to loan us any photographs they will
be returned almost immediately (If they are in an album, that
doesn't matter as we can scan them in situ). Please give me a
ring (we're in the local phone book and BT's Web site), knock
on our door, or drop us a line via post or
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This page last updated:
23rd April 2002