Then and now

We would very much like to build up a comprehensive online collection of old photos of Morton accompanied by recent photos taken in exactly the same locations. Please get in touch with Andrew Coates on 07980 212414 or by email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you have any old photos that we can scan or photograph in order to make a digital copy for this website.

Click on any photo below to open a larger higher resolution copy of the photo.

Golden Jubilee Tree

Golden Jubilee Tree - then Golden Jubilee Tree - now

The Morton Horse Chestnut tree in the recent photograph above was designated by The Tree Council in June 2002, in celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to be one of fifty Great British Trees in recognition of its place in the national heritage.

If you compare the two photos above, it is apparent that it is a different tree in each photo, although both are Horse Chestnut trees. Does anyone know when the tree was replaced?

Church and Pond

Church and Pond - then Church and Pond - now

The old photo shows the village pond.

Church and Sign Post

Church and Sign Post - then Church and Sign Post - now

The old photo shows the church before an extension was added to it’s North side.

Centre of England tree

Centre of England tree - then Centre of England tree - now

Corner Pin and Station Road

Corner Pin and Station Road - then Corner Pin and Station Road - now

These photos show the Corner Pin public house and Station Road leading under the railway bridge to Tibshelf.

War Memorial

War Memorial - then War Memorial - now

Live and Let Live public house

Live and Let Live public house - then Live and Let Live public house - now

Live and Let public house with the village store beyond (now Salon 45 and bungalows beyond).

Morton Hospital / Grange

Morton Hospital / Grange - then Morton Hospital / Grange - now

Station Road

Station Road - then Station Road - now

Main Road

Main Road - then Main Road - now

Church Lane

Church Lane - then