The Village, Wilmslow, England
The Village, Wilmslow, Cheshire, England. The postcard says Wilmslow in white ink bottom left. I'm pretty sure all these buildings have been long since demolished. The street is leading onto a main junction, and picture two shows a large building in the distance with shops at its corner, also presumed long gone - but might help with the exact loaction.. Date: 1904
© The Wentworth Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Five illustrations of An exact representation of M. Garnerin's Balloons with an accurate view of the ascent and descent of the parachute'. Top left: ascended from Ranelagh, 28 June 1802, passengers Garnerin and Snowden, landed 45 minutes later near Colchester, Essex. Bottom left: ascended from Lord's Cricket Ground, 5 July 1802, passengers Garnerin and Locker, landed 15 minutes later at Chingford Green, Essex. Centre: ascended from North Audley Street, 21 September 1802, passenger Garnerin, landed 10 minutes later in a parachute near St Pancras Church -- claimed to be the first parachute descent in England. Top right: ascended from Vauxhall Gardens, 3 August 1802, passengers Garnerin, Madame Garnerin and Glassford, a cat descended by parachute partway through the journey, and the balloon landed on Hampstead Hill 62 minutes after takeoff. Bottom right: ascended from Sydney Gardens, Bath, 7 September 1802, passengers Garnerin and Glassford, landed 110 minutes later near Mells Park, 16 miles from Bath. The maximum height reached was 10, 000 feet on 28 June.
© The Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library)/Mary Evans