Easterton Sands – then and now

A different Easterton postcard

Yesterday we saw Pond Farm Camp which is in Easterton. Today we look at an area much nearer Easterton village centre.

1954 postcard showing Easterton Sands

1954 postcard showing Easterton Sands

It may be hard for many people to work out just where this is – unless you happen to be able to place Uncle Jim’s house. This photo is dated at around 1954 – 60 years ago.

Oddly enough, what we find most recognisable is a pair of brick gate posts just left of centre.

Easterton Village Hall gates with Paxtons Cottage beyond

Easterton Village Hall gates with Paxtons Cottage beyond

These were the entrance gates on the drive down to Easterton Village Hall which were removed in the 1960s. Behind them is the house known as Paxtons which is at the start of the Kings Road Hill.

The Well House, Easterton

The Well House, Easterton

Down at the right hand side we have The Well House which is below the village hall and right alongside the stream.

The photo must have been taken from around West View and Easterton Sands are visible beyond Paxtons.

These days the view is obscured by new buildings and, particularly, garden trees and shrubs.

A similar view in the 21st century

A similar view in the 21st century

A little bit of the roof of Paxtons is just visible.

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