Photochrom or photochrome prints are a type of color prints that were very popular between 1890 and 1910. The photochrome process was mainly used to print postcards. Below is a collection of such historical photographs from various places in England.
Our trip starts in Oxford with a view across the river Sherwell of the bell tower that forms part of Magdalen College.
Whitby Abbey, built in the 7th-century, was confiscated by the crown and disestablished in the 16th century. Nowadays it is a classified monument where it is tourists rather than cows that get milked.
Tunbridge Wells was a popular spa in the mid-1700s.
Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of the poet, playwright, and author William Shakespeare (1564-1616). The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre shown below opened in 1879 and was destroyed by fire in 1926.
In this beautiful 500 year old cottage Shakespeare courted his bride-to-be, Anne Hathaway. The cottage still looks the same nowadays.
Lowestoft on the North Sea coast is the most easterly settlement of the United Kingdom.
Clovelly is a small harbor village in Devon.
Kew Gardens is a botanic garden in southwest London. It used to have four museums, of which only the one below is still in use as a museum. It is aptly called museum number 1.
Some barges in front of the Palace of Westminster on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. The palace serves as the meeting place for both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Bognor Regis on the south coast of England became a seaside resort in the late 18th century.
According to Wikipedia Chester Rows consist of covered walkways at the first floor behind which are entrances to shops and other premises. At street level is another set of shops and other premises, many of which are entered by going down a few steps. The Rows, found in each of the four main streets of the city of Chester are unique.
The Valley Gardens in Harrogate contain a great number of mineral springs. It is still a popular tourist destination today.
Our trip ends at The Isle of Man, situated in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland.
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