The Magazine of Lenton Local History Society


J. Spree - Nottingham Postcard Publisher


Nottinghamshire - East Bridgford



John Henry Spree (1869-1932) came to live in Nottingham c.1915. He had previously lived in Hastings in Sussex where he had published a limited number of picture postcards using his own photographs of the area.

An article about John Henry Spree is included in Lenton Times No.32. For more information about the article click here.

We are slowly assembling a catalogue of the postcards produced by John Henry Spree while he lived in Nottingham. Many of the images used on this page are taken, with permission, from the Picture the Past website. This website showcases various photographic collections including that of the Local Studies Library at Nottingham Central Library. If you would like to acquire your own copy of one of Picture the Past's images then you should click on their name.

We are keen to establish when Spree might have taken a particular photograph. So the earliest date for a used postcard are noted along with anything else that might help pinpoint when the postcard was produced.

If you have any Spree postcards not shown here we would be delighted to receive electronic copies of them. If you can help us out with the number, have a postcard that is already on the site but is in better condition than the one we are using, or you have an earlier postmark for your postcard please get in touch. To contact us - click here.



Please Note - The mispelling of East Bridgford (below) is on the original 1920s postcard

Postcard

Location

Date Published

Publisher

Source

Photo courtesy of John HibbittSee in Lightbox

423 East Bridgeford Church

The Church viewed across the graveyard from Main Street.

Modern Day View

Postmark - 23rd October 1925

'Spree'

Photo courtesy of John Hibbitt

Photo courtesy of Alan SpreeSee in Lightbox

424 East Bridgeford

Looking towards Kneeton Road, with Main Street on the right.

Modern Day View

Before October 1925

'Spree'

Photo courtesy of Alan Spree

Photo courtesy of Alan SpreeSee in Lightbox

425 East Bridgeford

Looking west along Main Street, East Bridgford.

Modern Day View

Before October 1925

'Spree'

Photo courtesy of Alan Spree

Photo courtesy of Eric BayerSee in Lightbox

428 The Hill. East Bridgeford

View across the lawn to the property known as 'The Hill'

Modern Day View

Before October 1925

'Spree'

Photo courtesy of Eric Bayer

Photo courtesy of John EvansSee in Lightbox

580 Kneeton Road. East Bridgeford

Kneeton Road, looking northeast

Modern Day View

Sometime in the 1920s

'Spree'

Photo courtesy of John Evans

Photo courtesy of Alan SpreeSee in Lightbox

583 Old Hall. East Bridgeford 15

View of the Old Hall from Kneeton Road, looking north

Modern Day View

Sometime after October 1925

'Spree'

Photo courtesy of Alan Spree



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