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Postcard showing the fire station, around WW1?

view of the High Street looking west, including the fire station

Roger Davis provided a scan of this postcard, which appears to date from around WW1.

The postcard shows a relatively quiet High Street, judging by the shadows it was the middle of a sunny day. The fire station is the prominent brick building on the left. It was built in 1897.

The bow-windowed building on the right is a pawnbrokers: Rattenbury's were running the business by 1913 but no name is visible to confirm.

Further along the High Street on the right a turret of the Brentford Cinema, which opened in 1912 (S30), is just visible - to the right of the trolleybus.

See details of the properties on the left, including the fire station and details of the properties on the right