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ChrisB



Registered: January 2012
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This postcard is for sale on eBay but I'm wondering if it has been misnamed. Is it of Station Road, in Hayes, Middlesex or Hayes, Kent?
If it is Hayes, Middx perhaps the location could be identified by a local historian.
Thanks, Chris
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Admin

Registered: January 2012
Posts: 537
Sun January 19, 2014 13:19

That looks like Coldharbour Lane down near Orchard Road or Eastholme.
Admin

Registered: January 2012
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Sun January 19, 2014 21:26

I checked today. That is ineed Coldharbour Lane at junction with Eastholme.
ChrisB

Registered: January 2012
Posts: 176
Mon January 20, 2014 05:52

Many thanks for checking, Josh. When I saw the pic I too thought it was of East Holme but when I checked Google StreetView [ link ] the houses appeared to be entirely different--the present buildings on East Holme have an arch that goes from the front to the back--so they must all be replacement houses.
Marian

Registered: April 2012
Posts: 450
Mon January 20, 2014 13:33 Rating: 10.00 

I was wondering about it because of the location saying 'Station Road'. I was thinking it was possibly in the East Avenue area. About what year would the picture have been taken?
ChrisB

Registered: January 2012
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Mon January 20, 2014 16:22

Marian, the eBay listing, now a 'Completed Listing' listed as "HAYES STATION RAOD (sic) LONDON/MIDDLESEX (V68)" said that the postmark was "Hayes 1923".
Admin

Registered: January 2012
Posts: 537
Tue January 21, 2014 00:43

Oh drat, I'm wrong aren't I. I drove past and noticed several definite similarities, but looking now on Streetview, I can see there are major differences which mean it can't be East Holme.


I looked on eBay and couldn't find the card. Do you have a link?
ChrisB

Registered: January 2012
Posts: 176
Tue January 21, 2014 03:33

The link for the "completed" eBay listing is [ link ]
Admin

Registered: January 2012
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Tue January 21, 2014 19:39

Thanks.
The Sceeny Clan

Registered: January 2012
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Fri January 24, 2014 18:28

Chris/Josh;-I saw this card and saved a copy, been puzzling me ever since, IF it is Coldharbour Lane, which I think not, then it's captioned wrong. The houses on the left are identical to the block in East Way opposite where the Standard used to be, BUT the rest of the houses just don't fit in. They are typical of the 'Townfield Estate' houses, if indeed it is Hayes Kent, then perhaps they were built by the same firm, bit of a coincidence though.
ChrisB

Registered: January 2012
Posts: 176
Sat January 25, 2014 16:36

A puzzle. But I now believe that the postcard IS of Coldharbour Lane and East Way. The difference between the postcard and StreetView can be explained by the sometime removal of the white building on the left of the postcard, leaving only its twin (to the left as you face the houses). In fact, when you look at this StreeView perspective on East Way you may see what could appear as building foundations of a removed building.


Barry, please take a second look.
ChrisB

Registered: January 2012
Posts: 176
Sat January 25, 2014 16:46

Here is the link of East Way as seen on StreetView
[ link ] I believe you can see the foundation of a removed building. This post (and my earlier one) has been edited--thanks Josh, my monitor was not showing the far right screen image and the 'edit' button.
Admin

Registered: January 2012
Posts: 537
Mon January 27, 2014 03:29

This really IS a puzzle isn't it!!! There is not a shadow of doubt in my mind that these are houses on the Townfield Estate in Hayes, almost certainly Coldhabour Lane. Looking at your Streetview link Chris, I'm not sure the missing house would have room to fit in the gap? I must also check dad's very old map of Hayes, which used to be in these albums, whether perhaps Coldhabour Lane was once called Station Road.


(It should be possible for you to edit your own posts Chris, you should see an Edit button over on the right below each post??)
Admin

Registered: January 2012
Posts: 537
Mon January 27, 2014 03:30

Another puzzle is the bidding war for the card on eBay and the high price it stood at last time I looked. Can that be real?
Marian

Registered: April 2012
Posts: 450
Mon January 27, 2014 19:08

I am probably totally wrong but a plane crashed after departing from Northolt in 1946 and crashed into some houses. I wondered if the houses are those which would have been damaged. Just a thought really. It is still a puzzle about Station Road though. Marian.
Marian

Registered: April 2012
Posts: 450
Mon January 27, 2014 19:35

I'm sorry, everyone, but I was wrong! That plane was a Dakota which crashed into a roof of a house in S.Ruislip and not Hayes.
Admin

Registered: January 2012
Posts: 537
Tue January 28, 2014 01:00

I think I've found it, and if I'm right, I have walked past there THOUSANDS of times and used to know a family that lived in right-hand end of the terrace house on the corner. For "Station Road" read "Church Road" .....


TRY THIS AND SEE WHAT YOU THINK


:-)
ChrisB

Registered: January 2012
Posts: 176
Tue January 28, 2014 05:16

You've convinced me! Thanks! That person who paid all that money for this postcard should also thank you, Josh. Looking around the area on StreetView I came across this sad site--the boarded up Hayes Library on Golden Crescent [ link ]
Marian

Registered: April 2012
Posts: 450
Tue January 28, 2014 10:01

The picture certainly was a puzzle and yet those houses were not very far from where I once lived. Trying to identify them led me to discovering what Station Approach looked like in Hayes in Kent and some of the history of that area too.
It was all very interesting, not to mention about the plane in S.Ruislip. :-)
I am sorry to see that the library in Golden Crescent is boarded up and have many memories of borrowing books from there for myself and my children. :-(
The Sceeny Clan

Registered: January 2012
Posts: 197
Tue January 28, 2014 14:46

Well done Sherlock (Josh), the top of my road, and still couldn't see it, makes me feel a right twit.
Admin

Registered: January 2012
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Tue January 28, 2014 20:04

Thanks :-) Looks like the junction there was altered after the old picture was taken. I don't suppose you knew Sylvia Hunt did you who lived in the right end house?
Admin

Registered: January 2012
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Tue January 28, 2014 22:33

Thanks for the link to the library pic ChrisB... I think we'll have that in our albums!

 


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