Postcards - The Collection

With the evolution of photography and the postal service, it was a short step to the creation and use of postcards to show the places lived in or visited. Early photography had to be 'staged' because photographic plates required long exposures - making postcards of "place" a logical choice. We do see individuals on postcards (both family and military) for sentimental reasons. Cameras, processing and printing were entirely beyond most families, so photographs taken (e.g. of soldiers about to leave for war) would be duplicated on postcards for retention by family members and sweethearts.

Postcards give us many insights into our communities - many buildings have been lost to us, with postcards being the only visual record remaining to us.

We have also archived images shared with us by families of places and people - these are indexed here.

Agricultural Images Pickers in a traditional Cherry Orchard: posing with baskets & ladders Hop Kiln Group: Middle is Grandad Edward Charles Friday and 'Tiddles' Frank Baldock on left
  Pickers in a Hop Garden.  
Cellar Hill Edie Wigg as a young girl, long-time resident of Cellar Hill and the Parish. Looking east along Cellar Hill - about 1900
  Mabel Sherwood with her Dog - c.1920 Man by gaslight may be Cliff Nye's Dad. Apple tree possibly a "Warner King". This cottage is no longer standing. Looking northwards along Cellar Hill.
Churches Sts Peter and Paul, Lynsted Village - "A Former View" - internal view of altar Kingsdown Medieaval Church (replaced by the Welby Pugin design that exists today)
  Sts Peter and Paul, Lynsted Village - Nave and Aisle St Andrews, Greenstreet Hill
  Sts Peter and Paul, Lynsted Village - pot-bellied stove and boxed pews St Andrew's within a westward view along Greenstreet hill
  Sts Peter and Paul, Lynsted Village - south path and porch Wesleyan Hall in Greenstreet later given several other uses - such as a snooker hall run by 'Kisser Kemsley' - 1910
  Sts Peter and Paul, Lynsted Village - south porch Wesleyan Hall looking west along Greenstreet
  Sts Peter and Paul, Lynsted Village - south porch Wesleyan Hall again looking west along Greenstreet
  Sts Peter and Paul, Lynsted Village - south porch - coloured, portrait Teynham Church (St Mary) on Postcard of 28 December 1915
  Sts Peter and Paul, Lynsted Village - south porch - in 1907 Teynham Church (St Mary) - hand coloured
  Lynsted Parish War Memorial (WW1 and WW2) Teynham Church (St Mary) - black and white view
  Borden Church with Norman Doorway Teynham Church (St Mary) - in 1906
  Faversham Parish Church (St Mary) and Old Grammar School and Shooting Meadow Teynham Church (St Mary) - black and white
  Wychling Church  
Greenstreet (both sides) Lynsted Lane pre-1976 - children in view include Stuart Roper Dixon and Dr Selby's daughters Greenstreet about 1905 - First motor mail service to Sittingbourne.
  Greenstreet - Cynicus comic sketch from a series called "Our Village" Greenstreet Butchers.
  Greenstreet Hill in 1912 - house on left is now a bungalow. Greenstreet Hill - Blean Beagles on a New Year's Day Hunt.
  Greenstreet Hill - Jubilee Pump with St Andrew's in distant view. Greenstreet Hill view eastward with Church of St Andrew (demolished long since)
  Greenstreet Hill view eastward from Station Road. Greenstreet Hill view westward with Church of St Andrew.
  Greenstreet - Lynsted Lane view northwards to London Road, showing Providence House and School House Greenstreet - Lynsted Lane looking north - circa 1905.
  Greenstreet - Corner of Station Road - Mr W Rye Garage. Greenstreet - parade of shops viewed westward with the Cooperative Store in view.
  Greenstreet - rear of 'The Laurels' - dated 22nd September 1916 Greenstreet - Teynham Arms - East Kent Brewery on corner of Station Road and London Road - demolished and replaced by Crispins Fish and Chip restaurant and take away
  Greenstreet - The George - with the Sittingbourne to Greenstreet Bus parked outside Greenstreet - view East from the "Fox Inn" - now converted to residential flats.
  Greenstreet - view eastward near George Inn Greenstreet - view eastward outside Hunt's Stores - a major presence in its day.
  Greenstreet - view westward along Greenstreet Hill, showing the "Dover Castle" coaching inn, the historic Jubilee Pump and beyond. Greenstreet - view eastwards outside Hunt's Stores
  Greenstreet - view west from snooker hall of 'Kisser Kemsley' in 1910. Greenstreet - view westward with Newhouse Farm on the left. Vintage car in view.
  Greenstreet - view westward from the Wesleyan Chapel (right) Greenstreet - view westward outside New House Farm and Hunt's Stores opposite
  Greenstreet - Village view westward Greenstreet - view westward outside Wesleyan Chapel
  Greenstreet - view westward "The George" and old Co-operative store (later burnt down)
Hamlets Bogle Hamlet - view showing a "mystery cottage" immediately left. Bogle House - AD 1643.
  Dadmans House - front door Erriotwood - St Christophers Cottage.
  Loyterton Farmhouse Toll Lane - Lynsted
  Loyterton Farmhouse Nouds - Nouds House
Kingsdown Medieaval Parish Church Kingsdown - Oast House
Lynsted Village Lynsted Court Lynsted Court
  Lynsted Court Lynsted Lodge
  Lynsted Park - The Lime Avenue Lynsted Vicarage - 30th November 1912.
  Anchor House (or sometimes Old House). Earliest records show "Anchor House"; sometimes asserted to be an Inn (not confirmed). Old House (Anchor House) - dated 5 February 1912
  Batteries Oast House - from East Kent Womens Institute. Converted to residential use in recent years. The Batteries - farmhouse
  Berkeley House and Windmill. Berkeley House seen from the lane
  Berkeley House - Gardens Berkeley House - garden in 1930
  "Black Lion" Public House Berkeley House - with Windmill. Original windmill was removed from London Road and relocated to its current position (Champion's Mill)
  "Black Lion" Inn, Lynsted Street "Black Lion" - four views in 1960's - used as Morris Phillips' business card
  "Black Lion" Public House  
  Hillside and Anchor House, 28th May 1918 date on reverse The Forge on Lynsted Street - hand coloured in 1905
  Hillside and Anchor House The Pond on The Street,Lynsted - hand coloured
  Hillside and Anchor House Hillside House - porch from Ludgate Lane
  Hillside House Ludgate Lane - dated 31 May 1943
  Ludgate Lane - view eastward Ludgate Lane - view East
  Old school and "Black Lion" Lynsted Village Multiview card
  Old school and "Black Lion" Old school and "Black Lion"
  Village Primary School in 1928 The Forge on The Street.
  Village Primary Schools from field opposite in c.1900 The Forge and Myrtle House
  The Street - view north, dated 26 January 1905 The Street - View North including Post Office and Church.
  The Street - view northwards to Church The Street - view south including Post Office
Nearby Places Bapchild - Hempsted House Borden Church - with Norman Doorway
  Conyer Creek - brick and cement works and railway spur Conyer Creek - sailing barges moored
  Conyer Creek - "Ship Inn" - Rigdens Ales Doddington Place
  Faversham Parish Church and Old Grammar School and Shooting Meadow. Faversham - "Syndale"
  Lewson Street - Scene in 1910 Lewson Street - Scene
  Lewson Street - "The Plough Tavern" Lewson Street - "The Plough"
  Newnham - Calico House Milsted - Street Scene
  Sharsted Court - rear view in 1909 Sharsted Court - frontage in 1909
  Sittingbourne - Gore Court Sharsted Plantation - Walk (before it was clear-felled during World War 2)
  Sittingbourne - Lloyds Paper Mills - 3rd July 1909 Sittingbourne - Park Road and Police Station
  Teynham, Barrow Green - view eastward Teynham Church - See "Churches" above
  Teynham, Barrow Green - Draymen at "Station Inn" Teynham - "New Gardens" Empire Day parade on 24 May 1904
  Teynham - Railway Cottages with school children in foreground. Teynham Railway - Cynicus comic card 'local express' Teynham to London 1908
  Teynham, Barrow Green - "Railway Inn" Teynham Schools
  Teynham Station Teynham Station, 8 July 1919 - Merchant navy Capt. Charles Fryatt's body passes through Teynham Station. He was executed in Belgium by German court martial.  The Society has gathered some reports from that time to explain (PDF).
  Teynham Station - London platform Teynham Station Office
  Teynham Station Platform Teynham Station Road - Anchor Coffee Tavern view southward
  Teynham Station Road - view northward from Greenstreet. Small shop front in view. Teynham Station Road - view south
  Wychling Church  

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