The Thoroughfare, Harleston, Norfolk – Then and Now – Part 1

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Don’t know the date of the old black/white photo, taken from the Waveney Valley … way back when facebook group. My colour photo was taken on 26th February 2017.

What’s obvious now, but wasn’t when i was lining the picture up on the street (too busy looking out for traffic coming from behind), is that two fifths of what is now the Cardinal’s Hat (was it always?) is no longer there. I have no idea when that happened, but it was sometime between now and a long time ago.

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Here are some more, also taken on 26th February 2017, looking the same way (North) down the Thoroughfare, showing the Swan Hotel, and the ‘original’ five fifths of the Cardinal’s Hat

From the Waveney Valley … way back when facebook group here. See this location on Google Streetview.

From the Waveney Valley … way back when facebook group here. See this location on Google Streetview.

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Fordham Road, Soham, Cambridgeshire – Then and Now

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Fun things to notice are the little shop in the old photo is now a garage, and the house that it was attached to is now a shop! Also the lone big house on the left of the old photo is still there, and now a couple of newer but very similar houses have also popped up, although you can’t see them behind the lovely pink blossom.

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Also on Fordham Road, just outside the cemetery, I’m sure the stone gate posts have become more slender?


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And on the opposite side of the road, sadly unicycling is no longer practical since the introduction of the speed bumps.


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I don’t know the date of the old black/white photos, taken from the Cambridgeshire Community Archive Network – herehere and here where you can find a little more information along with many other photographs. My colour photos were taken on 17th March 2017.

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Church Street, Harleston, Norfolk – Then and Now

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I have no idea the date of the old black/white photo, taken from the Waveney Valley … way back when facebook group. My colour photo was taken on 26th February 2017.

Fun things to notice are the new brick skin built on the building to the left, and has the pavement level really increased that much or did they drop the bay window down at some point?

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See the full video with music by Georgy Om