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Aerial view of Dartford, Kent including the A2. 13 September 1956

Aerial view of Dartford, Kent including the A2. 13 September 1956


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Aerial view of Dartford, Kent including the A2. 13 September 1956

Aerial view of Dartford, Kent including the A2.
13 September 1956

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Media ID 10980316

© John Topham / TopFoto

1950s Buildings Estate Housing Industrial Urban


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This print titled "Aerial view of Dartford, Kent including the A2.13 September 1956" takes us back in time to a bustling urban landscape of the 1950s. The photographer, known as General from TopFoto, skillfully captures an expansive aerial perspective that showcases both the residential and industrial facets of Dartford. As our eyes wander across this remarkable image, we are greeted by rows upon rows of charming mid-century buildings nestled within a thriving community. The housing estates stand proudly, each with its own unique character and story to tell. From quaint suburban homes with neatly manicured gardens to towering apartment complexes that dot the skyline, this photograph encapsulates the diverse architectural tapestry that defined Dartford during this era. However, it is not just residential areas that dominate this scene; rather, it is also evident how industry played a significant role in shaping Dartford's identity. Vast stretches of factories and warehouses intermingle seamlessly amidst the residential neighborhoods – symbols of progress and economic growth. The date etched on this photograph - September 13th, 1956 - adds an air of nostalgia as we ponder what life was like for those who called Dartford home over six decades ago. This mesmerizing snapshot invites us to reflect on how much has changed since then while appreciating the enduring spirit and charm that still defines this historic town in Kent today.

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