Holy Trinity Church, now an Arts Centre, gives the road its name. Here is the junction with Mount Pleasant. It makes you realise how attractive our towns once were before they were despoiled by modern street furniture, the invasion of the motor car and the attentions of so called town planners. The church narrowly escaped demolition, which was recommended by the church commissioners following the church being declared redundant in 1974.
Here is an interior view of the church c.1910 from a card, number 5, published by Louis Levy.
Number 4 by the same publisher shows the church in its setting before the town planners and other developers wrecked this part of Church Road. Beautiful gardens and painted railings were the order of the day then.
There is a picture of this church in the winter, here.
Here is a view looking west down Church Road and out over Tunbridge Wells Common from the church tower. I would guess the date is before World War I. It is a Valentine's card, number 70344.
The next two views were painted by A R Quinton of the end of Church Road where it joins the London Road (just in from of the red house). They are a good example of how the publishers, J Salmon of Sevenoaks, removed bits of the picture in order to reuse the image at a later date.
The people and vehicles that would date the image to the early 20th century have been removed in the second, later, version. Both cards are numbered 3376.
The final view is looking back towards Holy Trinity from Mount Ephraim (I would guess the picture was taken from the top of one of the buildings in top right of the previous view).
The spire of St Peter's Church is on the horizon, with Holy Trinity middle right and the Opera House middle left. An attempt to recreate this view in 2005 is in my Photograph Album.
Holy Trinity Church has a page in my Church Album.
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