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Two pictures taken from almost the same viewpoint on grays Farm Estate (LCC) near Orpington
Two pictures taken from almost the same viewpoint on grays Farm Estate (LCC) near Orpington, Kent. (X ref. M00982242).
This first picture shows the land when it was used for farming - with an excellent crop of wheat being harvested.
Today's picture (X ref.) shows the progress made by the builders. Only the tree on the left and the copse on top right remain of the original view.
Houses are being built at the rate of 30/40 per week and will house many thousands of London's workers.
10th February 1950
© John Topham / TopFoto