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Kingston shops HAB01_01_07_14

Castle Street, Kingston upon Thames, Greater London. A view from Fife Road looking south into Castle Street, showing the shopping parades on either side, with people on the streets

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Media ID 26396566

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1940s Busy High Street Shop Shoppers Shopping Shopping Parade Bustling Shop Front


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This photo print, titled "Kingston shops HAB01_01_07_14" takes us back in time to the bustling streets of Castle Street in Kingston upon Thames, Greater London. Captured from Fife Road, this snapshot showcases a vibrant scene from the 1940s. The image reveals a picturesque shopping parade that stretches along both sides of Castle Street. The shop fronts exude an old-world charm, with their traditional architecture and inviting displays. As we gaze at the photo, we can almost imagine ourselves strolling down this historic high street, surrounded by the sights and sounds of a bygone era. What truly brings this photograph to life is the presence of people on the streets. Shoppers are seen going about their day, adding movement and vitality to the scene. Their presence reminds us that these shops were not just buildings but hubs of activity where locals gathered for daily necessities or leisurely browsing. Taken by Healey and Baker, this remarkable image captures a moment frozen in time – a testament to our ever-evolving urban landscapes. It serves as a poignant reminder of how our cities have transformed over decades while still retaining traces of their rich history. This print offers viewers an opportunity to step into the past and appreciate both the architectural beauty and human stories woven within Kingston's charming shopping district on Castle Street during one bustling day in 1940s London.

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