Thursday, January 08, 2009

Huddersfield Station : Then And Now

This postcard is not from Uncle Fowlers' collection : I actually bought it on e-Bay just a couple of days ago. It must date from either the late 1930s or the 1940s - one of the defining factors is the statue of Sir Robert Peel which had been erected in 1873 but removed in 1949 due to its poor condition. The modern photograph shows more or less the same scene today. Until a couple of months ago there would have been another Prime-Ministerial statue in the place where Peel formally stood, but the modern statue of Harold Wilson has been removed in order to move it further down St Georges' Square.  The main station building has had a clean-up, but little else has changed. The clock looks the same, but I'm no horologist so I am prepared to be corrected on that.

1 comment:

  1. Love the then and now pics, especially when the building is still standing, wot? Nice :)

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