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5 Kent Rd front

5 Kent Rd front


Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Sunday, January 1, 1950


Hi Chris,

Just comparing the two phots you uploaded, I noticed a change between them. In the b&w photo, the back of the building is in line with the edge of the roof:

5 Kent Rd back
5 Kent Rd back, by Chris HK


But in the colour photo above the ground floor at the back of the building has been extended so I wondered if the colour photo might have been taken later. Any chance you know when the extension was added?

Regards, David

Yes we were just discussing that this evening that it’s clearly not the same house. It has the same style and was in the same photo album so maybe it was a neighbour’s house. 5 Kent Rd definitely had a balcony front and back and this one doesn’t.