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Suburbs Collection

"Exploring the Evolution of Suburbs: A Journey Through Time and Space" Step into the past with a fascinating map from London in 1878

Background imageSuburbs Collection: MAP / LONDON 1878

MAP / LONDON 1878
Map of London and its suburbs

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Spring-Heeled Jack winged monster

Spring-Heeled Jack winged monster
Winged man-monster who terrified residents of Blackheath and other London suburbs from 1837 for many years but was never caught Date: 1830s

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1905

Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1905
View of semi-detached houses looking north. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imageSuburbs Collection: The Bakers Arms Public House, Leyton, London

The Bakers Arms Public House, Leyton, London
A wonderful colour postcard of the suburbs of London in the early 1900s - a tram approaches The Bakers Arms Public House in Leyton

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Aerial view of the Joyce Green, Temple Hill Estate, Dartford, Kent. 18 December 1958

Aerial view of the Joyce Green, Temple Hill Estate, Dartford, Kent. 18 December 1958

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Central Manchester, aerial view

Central Manchester, aerial view. North is at top. Manchester is one of the largest cities in the UK. The River Irwell (upper left) flows through the city centre (centre left)

Background imageSuburbs Collection: The Bronx, New York

The Bronx, New York
South West From Roof of Fieldston Garden Apartments. Looking south-west from the roof of the Fieldston Garden Apartments, 238th Street and Riverdale Avenue, Bronx; houses, trees and street visible

Background imageSuburbs Collection: City Centre, Aberdeen, 1947

City Centre, Aberdeen, 1947
Aberdeen, Aberdeen, ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND facing North - 19/06/1947

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Dartford, Messrs. Burroughs, Wellcome & Co.s factory, Londo

Dartford, Messrs. Burroughs, Wellcome & Co.s factory, London and suburbs, England. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Bedford Park / Bath Rd 4 / 9

Bedford Park / Bath Rd 4 / 9
Bedford Park, Chiswick, London, considered the prototype of later garden cities and suburbs: Bath Road, looking east (4 of 9)

Background imageSuburbs Collection: LCC-MFB West Hampstead fire station, NW London

LCC-MFB West Hampstead fire station, NW London
Built in the suburbs of a growing London, West Hampstead fire stations design reflected the semi-rural setting of the area. Located in West End Lane NW6, it still stands today

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Aerial view of Temple Hill Estate, Dartford, Kent with the River Thames and industrial

Aerial view of Temple Hill Estate, Dartford, Kent with the River Thames and industrial area around Greenhithe in the distance. 23 January 1963

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa

Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa
Fourah Bay College, Mount Aureol, Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa. Founded in 1827 by the Church Missionary Society as an Anglican missionary school, it is the oldest university in West Africa

Background imageSuburbs Collection: PARIS IN 1578

PARIS IN 1578
A fascinating plan of the city, showing the inner and outer walls, the suburbs, the islands; the Tuileries, so central today, are actually outside the city wall

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Kenya Colony Mombassa Section suburbs 1936 Kenya

Kenya Colony Mombassa Section suburbs 1936 Kenya
Kenya Colony. Mombassa. Section of the suburbs. 1936, Kenya, Mombasa

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Entrance hall corridor, Woolwich Town Hall, SE London

Entrance hall corridor, Woolwich Town Hall, SE London. circa 1908

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Exterior view of Speke Hall, the 16th century wood framed wattle

Exterior view of Speke Hall, the 16th century wood framed wattle and daub Tudor manor house in Speke, Liverpool. January 1994

Background imageSuburbs Collection: The Grand Waterfall ( La Grande Cascade ) - The Park, Saint-Cloud

The Grand Waterfall ( La Grande Cascade ) - The Park, Saint-Cloud, western suburbs of Paris, France. Date: circa 1909

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Hillbrow, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa

Hillbrow, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Twist Street Bridge, Hillbrow, a suburb of Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa. Date: circa 1905

Background imageSuburbs Collection: The general view of King Harold Way in Erith, Kent. 1938

The general view of King Harold Way in Erith, Kent. 1938

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Richmond, the bridge, London and suburbs, England

Richmond, the bridge, London and suburbs, England. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Aerial photograph of ruined suburbs, Arras, France, WW1

Aerial photograph of ruined suburbs, Arras, France, WW1
Aerial photograph (Canadian) of the ruined suburbs of Arras in northern France, taken from a kite balloon during the First World War. Date: November 1917

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Traffic Accident Group

Traffic Accident Group
A Metropolitan Police Traffic Accident Group, consisting of two Triumph motorcycles and one Wolseley 6/110 motor car, fitted with radio transmitter and loudspeaker

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Tranquil Vale, Blackheath Village, south-east London

Tranquil Vale, Blackheath Village, south-east London
View down Tranquil Vale, Blackheath Village, south-east London. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Burnham Beeches, London and suburbs, England

Burnham Beeches, London and suburbs, England. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Kew Gardens, the museum, London and suburbs, England

Kew Gardens, the museum, London and suburbs, England. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Hampton Court Park, London and suburbs, England

Hampton Court Park, London and suburbs, England. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Aerial view of suburbs, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Pacific

Aerial view of suburbs, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Pacific

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Wooden facades and lanterns in the streets of Nara, Japan

Wooden facades and lanterns in the streets of Nara, Japan

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Decorated colorful front yard of house, Balat, Fatih District, Istanbul Province, Turkey

Decorated colorful front yard of house, Balat, Fatih District, Istanbul Province, Turkey

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Colorful houses in Balat, Fatih District, Istanbul Province, Turkey

Colorful houses in Balat, Fatih District, Istanbul Province, Turkey

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Detail of colorful houses in Balat, Fatih District, Istanbul Province, Turkey

Detail of colorful houses in Balat, Fatih District, Istanbul Province, Turkey

Background imageSuburbs Collection: View over the city centre of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

View over the city centre of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Background imageSuburbs Collection: View over the city centre of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

View over the city centre of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Background imageSuburbs Collection: The Cock of the Walk, after Gustav Dore. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis

The Cock of the Walk, after Gustav Dore. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart by Eduard
1000856 The Cock of the Walk, after Gustav Dore. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart by Eduard Fuchs, published 1909.; Private Collection

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Irkutsk The railway track in Glazkovsky suburb, 1904-1917. Creator: Unknown

Irkutsk The railway track in Glazkovsky suburb, 1904-1917. Creator: Unknown
Irkutsk The railway track in Glazkovsky suburb, 1904-1917. National Library of Russia

Background imageSuburbs Collection: View of the city of Irkutsk from the Irkutsk Bridge. Glazkovskoe suburb, 1900-1904. Creator: Unknown

View of the city of Irkutsk from the Irkutsk Bridge. Glazkovskoe suburb, 1900-1904. Creator: Unknown
Eastern Siberia. View of the city of Irkutsk from the Irkutsk Bridge. Glazkovskoe suburb, 1900-1904. National Library of Russia

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Eastern Siberia. View of the city of Irkutsk from the Irkutsk Bridge

Eastern Siberia. View of the city of Irkutsk from the Irkutsk Bridge. Glazkovskoe suburb, 1900-1904. Creator: Unknown
Eastern Siberia.View of the city of Irkutsk from the Irkutsk Bridge. Glazkovskoe suburb, 1900-1904. National Library of Russia

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Irkutsk Znamensky suburb, 1904. Creator: Unknown

Irkutsk Znamensky suburb, 1904. Creator: Unknown
Irkutsk Znamensky suburb, 1904. National Library of Russia

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Saint Mammès-Morning, 1884. Creator: Alfred Sisley

Saint Mammès-Morning, 1884. Creator: Alfred Sisley
Saint Mammes-Morning, 1884

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Arriving from the suburbs, Chicago, Ill. c1907. Creator: Unknown

Arriving from the suburbs, Chicago, Ill. c1907. Creator: Unknown
Arriving from the suburbs, Chicago, Ill. c1907

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Suburban semi-detached house of the 1930s

Suburban semi-detached house of the 1930s. 1930s

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Hither Green Lane, Hither Green, London

Hither Green Lane, Hither Green, London - absolutely classic late Victorian suburban housing. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Student Flats, Castle Street, North Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand - aerial

Student Flats, Castle Street, North Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand - aerial

Background imageSuburbs Collection: High angle view of Athens city centre, Athens, Greece

High angle view of Athens city centre, Athens, Greece

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Oman, Muscat, Ruwi. Hamriyah suburbs of Ruwi with typical whitewashed buildings

Oman, Muscat, Ruwi. Hamriyah suburbs of Ruwi with typical whitewashed buildings, from elevated point

Background imageSuburbs Collection: A click in the Suburbs

A click in the Suburbs
Alessandro Traverso

Background imageSuburbs Collection: Cape Town Skyline and Camps Bay with clouds over the Twelve Apostles Mountains at dusk, South Africa

Cape Town Skyline and Camps Bay with clouds over the Twelve Apostles Mountains at dusk, South Africa
Cloud formation creating table cloth effect over the Twelve Apostles mountain range with an overview of Cape Town city skyline



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"Exploring the Evolution of Suburbs: A Journey Through Time and Space" Step into the past with a fascinating map from London in 1878, revealing the early beginnings of suburbs. Witness the transformation of Treyew Road in Truro, Cornwall around 1905, as it blossomed into a suburban haven. But beware. Legends speak of Spring-Heeled Jack, a winged monster haunting these tranquil neighborhoods. Discover how residents coped with this eerie presence while embracing their suburban lifestyle. Fast forward to December 18th, 1958 - an aerial view captures the burgeoning Joyce Green Temple Hill Estate in Dartford, Kent. Witness families settling into their new homes amidst sprawling greenery and promising futures. Gather at The Bakers Arms Public House in Leyton, London - a beloved gathering spot for locals seeking solace after bustling city life. Experience the warmth and camaraderie that define suburban communities. Cross continents to Central Manchester's aerial view where towering buildings coexist harmoniously with residential areas. Marvel at how urbanity intertwines seamlessly with suburbia. Travel across seas to The Bronx in New York - witness its unique blend of vibrant culture and thriving residential pockets within this iconic borough. Explore its diverse streets that have shaped countless lives over time. Venture northward to Aberdeen's City Centre in 1947; observe its charming architecture juxtaposed against modern developments – a testament to suburbia's adaptability throughout history. Peek inside Messrs. Burroughs Wellcome & Co. 's factory in Dartford, London – an industrial hub nestled within suburban landscapes; showcasing how work-life balance was achieved even back then. Stroll through Bedford Park on Bath Rd during September – soak up its serene atmosphere adorned by picturesque houses that epitomize quintessential suburban living. Pause at LCC-MFB West Hampstead fire station in Northwest London - witness brave firefighters protecting their community day and night, highlighting the importance of safety in suburban areas.