Freda Rhodes (Part 3)

Background info about Freda Rhodes and museum here. Background info about Freda Rhodes and museum here. Background info about Freda Rhodes and museum here. Background info about Freda Rhodes and museum here. 

Background info about Freda Rhodes and museum here. Background info about Freda Rhodes and museum here. Background info about Freda Rhodes and museum here. Background info about Freda Rhodes and museum here. Background info about Freda Rhodes and museum here. Background info about Freda Rhodes and museum here. Background info about Freda Rhodes and museum here. 

The Orange Tree.png
 

The Orange Tree – a view contemporary with George Mason’s series. A finger-post points the way to “The Gardens” and a sign on the wall advertises “Billiards”

 
Havering Hall.png
 
Pyrgo Park.png

Among many postcard views there are familiar views such as these of Havering Hall (St. Francis Hospice) and Pyrgo Park

 
The Wonder Pool.png

There are several less commonly seen views such as this shot of “The Havering Court Wonder Pool” which opened around 1936 and closed in September 1939 as the war began.

Bedfords Park.png
 

A rarely seen view of Bedfords house. The presence of a cyclist sat on a bench in front of the house suggests this was taken during the late 1930s when the house was used as a Museum by Romford Borough Council

 
The Royal Oak.png

The Royal Oak opposite Elizabeth Row. The AA’s school sign emphasises the rise of the car and a notice on the pub sign indicates the official approval of the National Cyclists Union of the premises. The cart next to the tea shop is from Cramphorn’s Dairy, Havering.

Empire Day.png
Lampost on The Green.png
 

An Empire Day celebration in the village, probably around 1930's.

Can you name anybody?

Erecting the first lamp post outside the Forge on The Green

Broxhill Road.png
 

Broxhill Road

Masons Store.png
Masons Store 2.png
 

The collection includes a number of unique photographs showing the changing face of Mason’s
Store and scenes from village life. This photograph from 1933 includes the post box

Here the village telephone box, a K1, the first national standard design, is in place

Masons Store - Produce.png

This snap of produce outside the store provided a laugh when it was digitised. The original photograph is very small, around 3” x 2”

Masons Store - Produce 2.png

Look close.... nestled in a basket at the front is Albert Edward Mason, born 1st June 1931