Carlton School 1926
Photographs of Places
The Cambridgeshire Local Collection at the
Cambridge Central Library holds several photographs of Carlton, and they have
kindly said that I can reproduce a (very) limited number of them. The library can
supply more detailed and larger photographic copies of the originals.
If anyone has (or knows of) any other historic photographs of Carlton (even
if they're not that old, things change quickly!) then I would be most
grateful to hear of them, especially if I'm allowed to reproduce them on this
Some of the photographs kept at the Cambridgeshire Local Collection at the
Cambridge Central Library, these are copyright the Library so please do not copy
Woodman Spare the Tree
above postcard (from the CC) shows Carlton Green. The postcard is dated 6.1.31 by its sender.
Woodman's Cottage is at this time a public house. The signpost says
"Carlton. Woodman Spare the Tree.", followed by what I think says
"Green King & Sons Ltd", but I can't read it properly. The modern
(2002) photograph below shows this scene today. The old pub appears much the
same, however Woodman House next door was completely rebuilt in the 1960's after
the Victorian Cottage next door was pulled down in the1950's.
Axe and Saw
On the left is a photograph (held by the CC)
of Hillcroft (formerly the Axe and Saw public house) in
around 1929. To the right is Hillcroft in 2002, it has lost the wooden lean-to shed on the right, as well
as the low extension on the left. The door next to the left most downstairs
window has disappeared as well. The main chimney appears a lot shorter.
|Here is a postcard of Rose Cottage in 1926 when it was the Post Office (as
have been many houses in Carlton). The sign above the door reads
"Carlton Post Office". Here is a photo of it in 2002 (I'll try an get
a better matching one later).
Acre Road in 1961
These photographs were taken in around 1961 by Martin Reynolds (our current,
in 2004, Parish Clerk). The picture to the left shows the "Old School House" as approached
from the Church. The picture to the right shows "Corner Cottage" as
you come up Acre road. Next door is 173 Acre Road. The "For Sale" sign
is actually referring to a piece of land (on the right hand side of both
photographs), on which now stands the houses "Paverley", "Breydon"
|Below is the view in 1961 down Acre road (panorama
stitched from 3 photographs). Note the lack of buildings on the
left! Also the Horse Chestnut trees haven't been planted yet (they are excellent
on walks for children to count, as there are ten on the left hand side).
|Since the above photograph was taken the houses Paverly, Breydon, Shantah, and High House
have been built on
the left hand side of the picture.
Modern farming methods come to Carlton - with Acre cottage (in Acre Road) in