Rusthall is my mother's childhood home. Here is a picture of the high street posted to a relative by her half sister Kathleen. The cross marks the road where they lived.
This earlier view by Photochrom, number 23660 in their Exclusive Photo Colour Series was posted in 1912, and shows the High Street from the other direction. The Congregational Church is in the centre and the Morning Star Public House on the left.
This one, number 91 in the Wells Series produced by H H Camburn shows a similar view, a little closer to the church. I wonder where the man is going with his bunch of flowers. Notice the barber's pole above his head.
Here is another card used by the family, this time a birthday card sent to my Grandfather, Percy Butler, whilst he was in the RAF in 1945. It is a view of Rusthall from the Common.
Toad Rock is perhaps the most well known image from the postcards sent from Tunbridge Wells through the 20th century. I have seen dozens of different cards depicting this location. Here a a couple from my collection, the first is a Valentines Series card posted in 1912.
The second is a simulated night time view published by Delittle, Fenwick & Co., York, of a similar date.
And this one is #651 in a series taken from water colour paintings by F W Burton and published by J Salmon of Sevenoaks.
There are pictures of Rusthall Common, here.
There are pictures of Happy Valley, Rusthall, here.
There are pictures of the Rusthall Churches in my Church Album (click on the thumbnails):
Scanned antique postcards
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