Postcard from Exning


Many photographs of Exning in the early part of last century still survive thanks to the humble postcard. Many photographs were produced commercially and then sold as postcards.




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Bottom of Burwell Road, looking much the same as today, except for steam engine coming round the top corner.

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bottom of Burwell Road, note wide pathway on right hand side. Card dated 1908

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Chapel Street showing the Post Office with Mr. Harvey the Postmaster at the door. The shop on the left was the Co-op. About 1948. 

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Church Street. The white building on the left was originally stables, Then a garage and now West's car sales. Card dated 1911. 

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Church Street again, the trees in the Church Yard were cut down in the early 1950's Card dated 1935.

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One of a pair of wrought iron gates leading into Glanely Rest from Windmill Hill, opposite entrance to May's Garden Center.

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The front of Glanely Rest, last used as an old peoples home, now standing empty. 

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After a fire at Exning House APRIL 11 1909. 

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The "Bent Tree", in the river in Ducks Lane, at the turn of the century, a well known local novelty. 

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Exning Stream, the wall on the right arounr Harraton Lodge is still the same today. 

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The Bent Tree again. Card 

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Exning River, card date stamped 31 August 1910. 

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'High Street', now Oxford Street. School is behind house in left foreground. 

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Rear view of Exning House. 

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Looking down Lacey's Lane. 

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Windmill Hill. Flint barn still standing. Note large gates to Exning House in wall on left. 

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Oxford Street 1915, before King George Avenue was built 

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Post Office, next to Social Club with Miss Dalzells drapery shop on the left.

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Oxford Street,1923,Cycle Shop now Spar Shop.

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Oxford Street, 1921, Layng & Co., Wines and Spirits Wholesaler, High Street, Newmarket. Two-horse dray.

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White Horse Inn and Swan Lane, Card dated 9.9.1908. Selling Royston Ales and Stout. Licensee William Gale

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Exning Halt - between Exning and Burwell. Guard supplied stepladder for passengers to enter/depart train.

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The Water Mill, Card dated 25.04.1909.

Compiled by Richard Bye 04/2000


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