Vintage Postcard Gallery (2)

(29 sepia Edwardian postcards)

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De Dion Bouton car with family outsdie tea rooms in Stonethwaite          children playing at the Derwent Water boat landings, Skiddaw in the background


coach and four with passengers and others outside the Dungeon Ghyll Hotel          Edwardian lady looking at Coniston Water, the Gondola moored at the landing stage


Bowness c.1905 : pedestrians and De Dion Bouton car          overlooking Braithwaite village from the top road - men and cart on road


motor-coaches full with passengers passing through the rock cutting on the west side of Thirlmere          Charanbanc laden with passengers on the Borrowdale Road just outside Keswick



Charanbanc on the Borrowdale Road outside Keswick : "Gt Lakes tour 10/6"


The signboard reads:  "This morning 4 seats vacant   KESWICK   6 Lakes Tour 10/6"

RPI equivalent of 10/6 (10 shillings and 6 pence) in 2014 would be 25. However, compared to average earnings it's 78.

This 6 Lakes Tour is only for the wealthy.


Portinscale c.1930 : two children and parked car          Crosthwaite Church : two men with cart working in field


the Windermere coach & four climbing the hill above Keswick         


two Edwardian women in hats approaching the Coniston Old Man cairn          two coaches with passengers on the Devil's Elbow, Newlands


Green Gate house in Troutbeck          the old signpost on Esk Hause            


walkers outside the refreshment hut on Jenkin Hill, Skiddaw c.1920's          St Bees beach c.1900 covered in holiday makers


Catbells with dinghy sailing on Derwent Water          skating on Derwent Water c.1900


Haweswater before the dam c.1907          Haweswater in Mardale before the dam was built : the north road


Applethwaite          Great Langdale, Harrison's Stickle above, girl with pram on bridge


Rydal Water          the Windermere ferry with coach and horses aboad


Family goup skating on Windermere c.1890's          Mr Brown's house (Town End) Troutbeck



Coniston village and the Old Man          Swinside, Newlands valley : Causey Pike in background



Thirlspot : horse & trap outside The Kings Head Inn

Thirlspot : The Kings Head Inn 


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