Old views of the Broad on postcards

Broad Street, looking west

Above: This photograph ( F. Frith & Co postcard 40021, with the card postmarked 1904) dates from 1897. It shows Broad Street looking east, with Balliol on the left

Looking east, with cabstand

Above: Looking east, in about 1905. The cabstand that is only just visible in the last picture, and the building adjoining Exeter College that occupied the site on the north-east corner of the Turl, can be seen more clearly here

The martyrs' cross

The martyrs’ cross in the road, c.1924. The cabstand can be seen in the distance, but now there is just one horse-and-cart, and the rest are motor vehicles.

Clarendon end of Broad Street, with some early cars

Above: Some early private cars parked in the middle of Broad Street.

Students standing in Broad Street

Above: Two students stand in Broad Street around 1930. The one on the left (wearing a Commoner’s gown) is carrying books; the one on the right (with the cigarette in his mouth) carries a bag of tennis balls

East end of Broad Street, with more cars

Above: The centre of Broad Street is now a car park

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