Look Back In Time -Now & Then

With the idea of showing how the area has changed, Anna & I spent time photographing certain parts so you could see the comparison between now & “back in the day”.

All old photos are courtesy of “The Way It Was” series of books which you have probably seen but we wanted to put together the now & then so you can see some of the small details that have lasted over the years or have perhaps been added, not to mention buildings that have disappeared altogether.

To get us started here is a couple from Well End & through the village but will also share photos of other parts of Bourne End & into Wooburn Green.

We tried to stand in the same position as the original photographer to capture the difference over the years but as you can appreciate some of the angles would mean standing on a busy road, so we have tried to re-create the view as best we can.

Although it was a beautiful sunny day we have changed the photos in black & white. We will share the photos over the next week or so. See how many original features you can spot & which buildings are still present along with how small trees have grown into mighty oaks!

Hope you enjoy taking a look…. Kaye & Anna (Day)


The ford in Abbotsbrook in 1920’s/1930’s compared to 7th May 2018


The Black Lion, Well End in the 1930’s compared to 7th May 2018


Wargrave House / Chemist’s Shop in approx. 1920 compared to 7th May 2018


Colliass’ shop at Christmas late 1920’s compared to 7th May 2018


Shops on the corner of Wharf Lane in approx. 1910 compared with 7th May 2018






  1. Miriam Blazey

    lovely idea Kay

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    1. Thanks…..more to come 🙂

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  2. This is fascinating. I hope you’re planning on doing lots more!

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    1. Yes John, took lots of pictures at the weekend & plans to do more. It’s nice to see it’s not just me who loves all the history of the area 🙂

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  3. David Birch

    Some of those buildings look quite familiar in their old form to me.Kaye, you’ve had descriptions of Bourne End and Wooburn, would you like me to try and put something together from Egham’s Green up to the Green?

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  4. Hi David, that would be great…thankyou, I look forward to reading it.


  5. Mark

    Great pictures and memories xxx


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