Old Images of Carshalton, London

Categorised as Greater London
Postcard of West Street Carshalton 1915
Postcard of West Street in Carshalton, from 1915, one of the thousands of postcards added to Flikr by Mark Crombie

Glimpse history through old images of Carshalton in Greater London.

Motorcycle Race 1927

This item opens with a title card which states:

“The Pleasures of Pillion Riding – silk stockings and water splashes do not seem to harmonize in this popular sport”. That’s because there are a few women watching or riding pillion in the race.

In one of the shots there is a house in the background.

Motorcycle race at Carshalton (1927) – British Pathé on YouTube

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By Debbie Death

I love learning about history, and for the past 30 years have enjoyed books, films, and documentaries on the topic. On days off from work my favourite destination with friends and family are museums, historic buildings, and archaeological sites, or just walking around interesting streets with old buildings to admire.