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The Avenue or Avenue Road?
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The Avenue or Avenue Road?

This postcard of The Avenue is postmarked 3 March 1911, and I'm wondering whether The Avenue is now what we know as Avenue Road. The style of architecture is similar, I think, and the fact that there are no houses on the other side of the road could indicate that this land became the Lady Neville recreation ground.

Against this, however... the road in this postcard is curved; Avenue Road, of course, isn't. Any thoughts or observations would be appreciated.

Reply from LNW: This photograph was taken from close to the junction of Avenue Road and Court Road. I have another postcard showing exactly the same view including the post on the right, and it is clearly marked as Avenue Road which I must agree looks more curved in the photo than you might imagine. My card shows the bank at the far end and exactly the same trees some years later. I have another postcard of Avenue Road which is titled The Avenue. I have several other postcards that are incorrectly titled so it is not a surprise to find another one although this name may have changed over time. The surprise is finding a Banstead postcard that I don't have in my collection!
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On the 25 inch series Ordnance Survey maps of the early 1900's 'Avenue Road' is indeed named 'The Avenue.
Added by David Isted on 19 December 2016
WT Brown, The Stationer, Banstead. Presumably a shop. If so where was it?
I don't have a problem recognising the picture as Avenue Road.
Added by Michael Funnell on 09 January 2017
Previously from Christine Kent:
William Thomas Brown is recorded in the 1911 census as a Stationer Newsagent Confectioner and Tabacconist; his address is given as High Street Banstead. I have also found him recorded on an Electoral Register in 1924 still at High Street Banstead.

Added by LNW on 11 January 2017
I have no difficultly recognising this as Avenue Road either - I lived for 20 years in the last house fully visible on the right - Laurel Cottage!
Added by Jan Burbridge on 16 August 2018
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