The Magazine of Lenton Local History Society


J. Spree - Nottingham Postcard Publisher


Nottingham - Victoria Embankment



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.



Nottingham - Victoria Embankment

Postcard

Location

Date Published

Publisher

Source

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Trent Embankment, Nottm. 65_ ?

A portion of Trent embankment possibly photographed from the railway bridge that used to cross the Trent at this point.

Modern Day View

Date unknown.

Spree

Picture the Past

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Paddling Pool. Trent Side. Nottm.

Paddling pool situated at the corner of Wilford Grove and the Embankment

Modern Day View

Date unknown.

No publisher given

Picture the Past

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Suspension Bridge, Nottm. 983

The Suspension bridge as viewed from the Victoria Embankment.

Modern Day View

Date unknown.

Spree

Picture the Past

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The Trent, Nottm. 155

The view of the Victoria Embankment as seen from the suspension bridge.

Modern Day View

Date taken appears to be 14 July 1921.

Spree

Featured in Lenton Times No. 32.


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Memorial, Trent Embankment, Nottm

Nottingham's memorial to those who died in World War I. Erected on the Victoria embankment in 1927.

Modern Day View

Some time after 1927.

Not shown on front of postcard.

Picture the Past


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2. Memorial. Trent Embankment. Nottm.

Nottingham's memorial to those who died in World War I. Erected on the Victoria embankment in 1927.

Modern Day View

Some time after 1927.

Not shown on front of postcard.

Picture the Past


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997. Rock Gardens. Trent Side. Nottm.

The gardens behind Nottingham's memorial to those who died in World War I.

Modern Day View

Some time after 1927.

Not shown on front of postcard.

Picture the Past


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999. Rock Gardens. Trent Side. Nottm.

The gardens behind Nottingham's memorial to those who died in World War I.

Modern Day View

Some time after 1927.

Not shown on front of postcard.

Photograph courtesy of Eric Bayer


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2. Rock Gardens. Trent Side. Nottm.

The gardens behind Nottingham's memorial to those who died in World War I.

Modern Day View

Some time after 1927.

Not shown on front of postcard.

Photograph courtesy of Eric Bayer


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3. Rock Gardens. Trent Side. Nottm.

The gardens behind Nottingham's memorial to those who died in World War I.

Modern Day View

Some time after 1927.

Not shown on front of postcard.

Picture the Past

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The Trent, Nottm. 652

Part of the Victoria Embankment with Trent Bridge in the far distance.

Modern Day View

Date unknown.

Spree

Picture the Past

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Trent Bridge number illegible.

Looking across Trent Bridge from the northern bank of the river.

Modern Day View

Date unknown.

Spree

Picture the Past

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From Trent Bridge, Nottm. 914 ?

Looking down on the section of the riverside walk east of Trent Bridge.

Modern Day View

Date unknown.

Spree

Picture the Past

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Trent Bridge, Nottm. 154

A view looking back at Trent Bridge from the riverside on the east of the bridge.

Modern Day View

Probably taken July 1921.

Spree

Picture the Past



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