The peaceful village of Otterburn, Northumberland, the start of a sunny autumn day, a lorry has pulled up at a roadside petrol station and the driver is engaged in conversation with the proprietor as the tank is filled, behind the lorry a local is taking the dog for an early morning walk; having just crossed the bridge over Otter Burn a stream from which the village gets it’s name. The rooms in The Percy Arms Hotel opposite have been given an airing by the hotel staff. A moment in time captured by the photographer. This road leads up from Newcastle towards the Scottish Border and on to Edinburgh so will be busy later on in the day.
The Garage has gone but the cottages and the Inn have been redeveloped as this Google image below shows.
‘Old Postcards’ as well as family photographs are always worth a second glance, they contain images which can never be replaced. Digital images are fine for the moment but where will this image on Google be in 60 or 70 years time. There are still photographs and postcards out there and they should be treasured for the wealth of information portrayed.