Local History Society

 Collier Collection




Here is the set of photographs of Arborfield from the Collier Collection, held at the Museum of English Rural Life, Reading. Collier often used people to add extra interest to his postcards. 

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Arborfield HallArborfield Hall

Arborfield Hall from the frontArborfield Hall from the frontRiver Loddon by Arborfield HallArborfield Bridge on the Causeway, Reading Road

River Loddon and Arborfield BridgeThe Lodge, Arborfield Hall

The Bridge, Arborfield HallThe Backwater, Arborfield HallThe Rose Garden, Arborfield HallRuins of Old Church

Arborfield CourtThe Moat House

Church from eastThe Weir, Arborfield HallThe Stepping Stones across the Mole Brook

NewlandsNewlands Bridge over the Mole Brook

Newlands Bridge over the Mole BrookPost Office and Blacksmith'sEversley Road, Swan P.H., Post OfficeFive-way crossroads and the Bull P.H.

Eversley Road and Whitewell CottagesNewland(s) Farm

Village Pond and Sindlesham RoadArborfield SchoolsRemount DepotArborfield Road and 'Magpie and Parrot' P.H., Shinfield

Aldershot RoadSwallowfield Road

We have been given other Collier postcard images that aren't in the Collier Collection at the Rural Life Museum. Here are some from Nicky Ford:

The Pond and Pond Cottages

Arborfield Cross, by George Garrett's Builder's Yard

Eversley Road, looking south to the 'Swan' and the GarageArborfield Stores and Beech House

On the Loddon, probably at Arborfield Hall








Martin Shearn's collection also includes some Collier postcards, as shown here:

The Lychgate, Arborfield Church

The Remount Depot, Barkham



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