Saturday, May 19, 2012

Cookham High Street around 1890.

Cookham High Street circa 1890.
The photo above was taken in the late 1800’s on a rather wet and grey day. You will note that the High Street is of gravel and so is the footpaths with a gentle slope for drainage to where today would be a gutter. Not a car in sight, only horse drawn vehicles. This is when the village was self-supporting and all your shopping was within walking distance. Even the children use to walk to school.

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