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Frith Hill from the Air, 1920s

Whilst it is unclear when this aerial photograph was taken we are shown a view of Charterhouse School on one side of Charterhouse Road and Frith Hill on the other side, closer to the camera. Two of Charterhouse's original Houses where the boarders lived during term time, Lockites and Weekites (slightly lower down the hill), are the two large properties just below the school that are set back from Charterhouse Road. The Chapelfields flats were built on the land in the early 1980s. Above and to the right of Lockites (actually on the far side of the Charterhouse Bridge school entrance) is Girdlestoneites which remains a boarding house today. To the right of Weekites, but on the opposite side of the Road and just a fraction lower down the image, is Bodeites which was another former House and was to disappear under the Twycross Road development. The names of the demolished Houses have been retained by the school and have been used for the Houses built to replace them.

Lower down the picture we can see Frith Hill Road, Ballfield Road, Ormonde Road, Richmond Road and Knoll Road. Woodcote is the large house on the left hand corner of Ballfield Road and Frith Hill Road (the junction itself is hidden amongst the trees). Woodcote was also demolished and the land redeveloped.

Please contact the web mistress (see footer) if you know when this photograph was taken. A sepia tone postcard produced by the same company, Airco Aerials, was posted in 1923 and this picture probably dates from a similar time. Charterhouse Memorial Chapel, which was started in 1925 and completed in 1927, is missing from the picture which sets an upper limit on its date.

Roll over the main image and you will see that most of the roads and buildings named above have been superimposed on another image. Hodgsonites is missing, because it is mostly hidden from view, but it was on the opposite side of the road from Lockites.

"Frith Hill, Godalming, from the Air". Published by Airco Aerials, Ltd., 15 Furnival St. London E. C. 4 (Copyright), No.91917 B. Real Photographic Card. Posted, but stamp removed along with postmark.
Postcard in the collection of, provided by and © Ann Andrews. Two images, one showing roads and buildings.
Researched, written by and © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.

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