Barry Parker through the years

While putting together the Barry Parker Exhibition (still running at the Broadway Studio & Gallery and International Garden Cities Exhibition) the teams were comparing the landscape in which Parker's buildings were built to how they now look today. 

With this in mind we've managed to overlay photos so you can see the difference in how things look now compared to the 1900s. 

Here we have the drawing room in the International Garden Cities Exhibition where, back in 1904, Barry Parker and Raymond Unwin worked on the plans for Letchworth Garden City. 

This is the entrance room to the Skittles Inn or, as we know it now, The Settlement. See how the fireplace is still in situ. 

Also in The Settlement, we have the Brunt Room. Back in the early 1900s though it was the Billiard Room.