The first card depicting the High Street is number 795 in a series published by J Salmon of Sevenoaks. It was painted by F W Burton.
This card was posted in 1905 and is from the Valentines series.
This card has the following on the back: "This beautiful Series of Fine Art Post Cards is supplied free exclusively by Shurrey's Publications comprising 'Smart Novels, 'Yes or No,' and 'Dainty Novels.' The finest 1d Magazine is 'Weekly Tale-Teller.'" The view is from the other end of the street compared with the one above. The card was posted in 1910.
This view of Harvey Williams, "Cigar Divan and Lounge", 9 High Street, is from a Pelton Guide to Tunbridge Wells dating from the early years of the 20th century.
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