Tuesday 11 March 2008

Brentford anno 1680- # 08/42

I've already said that the 19th C was not kind to Brentford, but around 1680 this was the delightful square that formed the centre of the town and there were said to be shops as fine as the best you will find in London. It's hard to believe that in 1873 the local newspaper declared that "Brentford [was] the filthiest place in England".

Today the square is often used by film companies seeking an authentic "olde worlde" setting.


  1. Just beautiful. This shot epitomises Britain for me.

    Congratulations on your river scene of a few days ago. Doesn't it look strikingly similar to my own recent river photo ? Perfect reflections in both cases!

  2. An unusual photo from west London. A piece of street with no cars in sight!

  3. That is comical, the filthiest place in England.

    I really think this is a fantastic place.

  4. Wonderful to see how these old buildings have after all survived and now having a glorious life!

    My post today is about another red brick square, just slightly older!