Framlingham Then and Now

Images from the past, stretching back to the turn of the 20th Century, together with modern pictures (mostly 2011) taken in the same places.  They are not always pairs; sometimes there are two similar old photos for one new or vice versa. 

The modern pictures were ones I took as part of the “Framlingham Photo Project”, an initiative by the Framlingham Camera Club to capture a record of Framlingham – people, places, businesses and events – over 2011. 

The remarkable thing is how little the buildings in central Framlingham have changed in 120 years. A number of shops even sell the same goods.  There has been a chemist in the shop at the top of Market Hill for 140 years, the Crown Hotel is still there (alas, many of the other pubs have gone), Garrards hardware store is still there (now Bridges and Garrard), and the Post Office in Riverside is virtually unchanged externally from when it was built in 1909.  Stamps have gone up a bit, though. 

Many more old photographs of Framlingham can be found at