North Parade and Fountain Villas just before the First War.
One of the houses has a young monkey puzzle tree in the front
garden, which can also be seen in the
previous image, dating from 1908. Interestingly, the
horse and cart are in the same position as shown in the 1908
image, which could suggest this was a stopping point; however,
it is more likely to have been either someone delivering
goods to one of the houses or to be someone who lived in
one of the properties. The vehicle's driver is standing,
but bending over as if disembarking, and behind him is a
sort of tarpaulin or cover; the fact that his sleeves were
rolled up probably indicates that he was delivering goods.
The men were all wearing the flat caps and the male on the
pavement, standing next to the wall, was wearing long boots
and riding breeches. He could have been a cab driver.
Close by is a street lamp. It is not easy to tell, but it
looks as if it was a gas light.
We can see the new metal railings and gate fencing separating
the Promenade from the main road. Presumably the spikes above
the gateway were to prevent unwanted visitors from clambering
over the railings.
A large group of people are clustered round the shops further
along the Parade, past the church, almost as if they are
the first batch of trippers off the train on a Bank Holiday
trip to the village. They are also in the roadway, possibly
crossing the road from Station Approach.
 It has proved quite difficult
to find out much about this publisher but the London Post Office
Directory of 1910 [Vol. II. Part 1: Trades & Professional
Directory] shows an O. Flaminger or Flammger of South works,
South Tottenham, North London and in London's 1915 Post Office
Directory the same name appears as a Fine Art Printer of Fleet