Abraham's Postcard Gallery (3)

(13 Abraham's postcards)

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(the use of Abraham's photographs is dependent on agreement of Sue Steinberg,

copyright holder of the Abraham's estate (smosteinberg@googlemail.com)

 

 

 

 

motoring up Kirkstone Pass          An Autumn Evening, Derwent Water

 

The Lion & the Lamb rock formation, summit of Helm Crag          The Pheasant Hotel, Routenbeck (nr Bassenthwaite Lake) Sale Fell above

 

The Fish Hotel and Sour Milk Gyhll, Buttermere          Mardale before the flood

 

Haweswater from Measand prior to 1935 and the dam          Thirlmere and Wythburn before 1938 and the demolition of the houses

 

Boarding the 'Swift' on Windermere          Kirkstone Pass : The Struggle  : coach & six climbing The Struggle

 

Windermere at Evening         Steamer (The Raven) arriving at Patterdale

 

'The Devil's Elbow' : coaches returning from Buttermere (tinted)          'The Devil's Elbow' : coaches returning from Buttermere (sepia photograph)

 

stagecoach with passengers outisde hotel in Glenridding - people watching & postcard racks outside shop

 

 

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early tinted style : where postmarked typically 1904-08

 

 Ambleside Market Place c.1905 : coaches loading          The Salutation Hotel, Ambleside. Coach & six starting for Kirkstone Pass.

 

Easedale Tarn          Kirkstone Inn

 

Thirlmere at sunset          Thirlmere : before 1894 and the dam : the two lakes of Leathes Water and Wythburn Water

 

right: Thirlmere as it was before 1894, before the dam, when it was two separate lakes: Leathes Water and Wythburn Water

  

 

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motoring up Kirkstone Pass

 

 

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An Autumn Morning, Derwent Water

 

 

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the rock formation known as the Lion-and-the-Lamb on the summit of Helm Crag : Grasmere below

 

 

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Ye Pheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite - car out front, RR in garage

 

The Pheasant Hotel at Routenbeck, c.1920's, Sale Fell behind

 

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The Fish Hotel and Sour Milk Ghyll, Buttermere. Coaches loading outside. Red Pike above.

 

The Fish Hotel, Buttermere

 

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Mardale before the flood.

 

Mardale before the flood. The church tower can be seen near right edge of picture.

 

"The valley used to have a hamlet at its head, called Mardale Green, but this village was submerged in 1935 when the water level of the valley's lake,

 Haweswater, was raised to form Haweswater Reservoir by the Manchester Corporation."

 

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Thirlmere and Wythburn before 1938 and the demolition of the houses

 

Thirlmere and Wythburn before the demolition of the houses in 1937.  Today only the church remains.  More pictures of Wythburn can be seen here: Wythburn

 

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Thirlmere and Wythburn before 1938 and the demolition of the houses 

 

Haweswater prior to 1935 and the new dam. Then the lake was in two halves separated by the wide, flat promontory known as Measand.

The road to Mardale Green, the north road seen in the 'sepia' collection, can be seen below. There was no road on the south side. That was added by the dam builders to give access to the dale head.

 

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Boarding the 'Swift' on Windermere

 

posted 1923 but clearly taken pre-war as evidenced by the Edwardian dress c.1912

 

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Windermere at evening

 

 

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Steamer (The Raven) arriving at Patterdale

 

The Raven arriving at Patterdale  ~  apparently taken from an aircraft

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'The Devil's Elbow' : coaches returning from Buttermere (tinted)          'The Devil's Elbow' : coaches returning from Buttermere (sepia)

 

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stagecoach with passengers outisde hotel  in Glenridding - people watching & postcard racks outside shop

 

Stagecoach outside the hotel in Glenridding. Posted 1925.

The Milcrest's Hotel is now the Glenridding; shop at right is now Sharman's of Glenridding. The conjunction of car and coach is unusual.

The car does appear to be of 1920's vintage, although other photographs suggest the stagecoaches were phased out pre-war, disappearing from the photo-record around 1910-12.

 

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Ambleside Market Place & Queens Hotel c.1900 - coaches loading

 

 

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The Salutation Hotel, Ambleside : coach & six starting for Kirkstone Pass.

 

 

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Kirkstone Pass : The Struggle  : coach & six climbing The Struggle

 

note that this is the same coach, horses and passengers seen in the previous tinted photograph

this suggests that this was taken on the same day, same journey, but published many years later 

 

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Kirkstone Inn with horse taxi outside, car parked in distance

 

No doubt the Abraham's car parked at left. That, combined with the horse drawn taxi, suggests pre-war date.

 

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Easdale Tarn

 

 

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Thirlmere at sunset

 

Abraham's 250 : Thirlmere at sunset (message space removed)  :  c.1900  :  the lake is seen partially filled so the fields of Armboth are still not covered

 

 

Thirlmere before 1894 and  the dam : the two lakes of Leathes Water and Wythburn Water

 

Thirlmere as it was before 1894, before the dam, when it was two separate lakes: Leathes Water and Wythburn Water

 

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