Today we are on Beech Road during the Jubilee of King George V. I cannot be exact but it will have been between May 6th and May 12th.
It was taken by Marjorie’s sister sometime in the afternoon.
Despite its’ lack of clarity there is enough here to give us a flavour of Beech Road in the 1930s.
To our immediate left is the wall in front of Row House and the adjoining building which by 1929 was the Grange Laundry. And beyond on the corner of Acres Road was William Allen the iron monger’s who has dropped his canopy to shield the shop from the bright spring sunshine and like all the shop keepers of the period has some at least of his wares on display outside.
It is a fine May day and the bright sunshine has brought out the people, even so there is enough of a breeze to lift the flag and bunting.
And I suppose the thing that most marks this off from today is the absence of cars. There well away up Beech Road at the corner of Chequers Road is the only one.
What also makes the picture just that little bit more priceless is that the young girl in the foreground is Marjorie.
Picture; from the collection of Marjorie Holmes