Looking across the waste ground to the west of the River Cray, showing the backs of the buildings which front on to the High Street

7 Apr 1938
St Mary Cray, Bromley, Greater London Authority
Photograph (Negative)
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The photographer's notes state: 'General view of the backs of the houses of the west side of the High Street from the waste ground between the bypass road on west and the High St on east. The river Cray (not visible) is close to the houses on the rising ground. Below this ground on the right you see a large pool of water. The photo was taken from a point just east of the site of the Manor Farmhouse (demolished early 1936). On extreme left is the railway viaduct. Just to the right of it is the block Nos 40-46. More to right is the white No 58 & adjoining on right are Nos 60 & 62 (low roofs). Projecting towards you, just on right of No 62, is No 2 Williams Place. Old timber farmbuildings in front. The "Black Boy" (east side High Street) shows its chimneys above the prominent building to the right of No 2 Williams Place. Nos 72, 74 & 76 form the low block in front of which can be seen some washing. Adjoining on right is the slate roofed block of Nos 78, 80 & 82. At the back of this on east side of High St is the police station. On extreme right can be seen the roof of No 81 (east side)'.


This is part of the Series: PEW01/01 Phillip Edmund Wills Street Collection, Negatives; within the Collection: PEW01 Phillip Edmund Wills Street Collection


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Photographer: Street, Philip Edmund Wills