About a century divides the photograph on the right and the one immediately below it.
But if I had published the ‘now’ picture in black and white I don’t think you would have noticed the difference.
We’re in Hambledon Road, Hambledon, and in the old photograph we see a man with two young lads, perhaps his sons, sitting on a fence by the hedgerow.
I wonder if the two boys later fought in the First World War and if they did, whether they survived?
In the modern picture, which I took the other day, there is little difference apart from the conservatories in the distant houses and the white lines along the road.
Oh, and it was definitely safer then.
I just missed being hit by a speeding motorist coming around the bend!
I wonder how long it will be before fields such as these are commandeered for building?