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1939: England in Color

My grandparents, pictured in the tiny village of Shernborn, which lies in the grounds of the royal Sandringham estate in Norfolk. This is one of the best preserved slides in the collection, and my favorite. Here's how that scene looks now

Soon after this photo was taken, the beautiful road sign seen here may have been removed as part of a nationwide wartime effort to inconvenience the enemy in the event of invasion. At any rate, a modern (and much less impressive) reproduction now stands in its place.

I hope you've enjoyed this quick look at England in color, 75 years ago.

Click here for part 2 of this article, which contains images of pre-war London