When my father began taking me to Perkasie Park on weekends instead of Philly or New Hope this place became a common sight for us at the bottom of Bristol Road in Holland.
There are many bridges identical to this one but I know this spot right between Yardley and Washington Crossing
My father put this card on the very first page of my scrapbook. Bowman’s Tower.
This is the Buckingham Trolley of my youth. I really loved that thing.
A few times my father took me for walks along the canal and he’d try to explain these locks to me. I don’t remember caring.
The Thompson Neely House in Winter. I don’t remember snow on any of the trips my father and I took there.
Old Number 9. As a child it was my favorite locomotive and I think my father felt the same way.
Steam Engine 1533 was infamous for it’s boiler explosion which put it out of commission just after my father and I stopped going for train rides. This was taken at Buckingham Valley station and it’s exactly how I remember it.
Peddler’s Village. Though my father took me there a few times there was nothing there for us and we spent most of our time at the Lahaska Flea Market across the street which is now Outlets.
The Country Store in New Hope just as I remember it. My father would always try to get me to try the hard candy he grew up with but I never fell for it.
When I think back to my childhood and see myself as Huckleberry Fin I think of this card.
Only once did my father ever take me on the Mule barge on the canal in New Hope and I was too young to ever remember it, but I remember thinking how strange it was that someone would want to move that slowly.
Inside the Thompson Neely House. I often wonder why my father bought this type of postcard. He never took me inside. I went on my own when I was in my twenties.
I never saw Washington Crossing from the air but my father bought this card for my scrapbook
The Thompson Neely Mill below Bowman’s Tower. The roof was cut away some years ago and hasn’t looked this way since the 1970’s.
A Doylestown Landmark, now gone
Inside the Thompson Neely House.
The graves of Revolutionary War Soldiers behind the Thompson Neely House which was used as a Hospital after the battle of Trenton. My father loved this place. He even bought me a metal detector for Christmas one year and scoured the grounds while I waited.
The Washington Monument at Washington Crossing. I don’t think anyone ever noticed it.
Inside the Thompson Neely House. It hasn’t changed a bit.
The Naval Civil War Canon in New Hope. My father was always having me stand near it for a photo.
The Ferry Tavern at Washington Crossing. I played around this place all the time as a kid.
Taken from Mechanic Street Bridge over the Delaware Canal I remember seeing people eating at that restaurant and thinking they must be rich.
The Bucks County Playhouse, I never saw a show there but it’s a big landmark in the town of New Hope
Mechanic Street in New Hope. I don’t know why there are so many postcards for this one street. There was never anything of interest on that street when I was a kid.
Engine No. 1533 in New Hope. A grand sight.
The Wildflower Preserve below Bowman’s Hill in Autumn. I remember playing around this area in every season.
The monument stating Washington Crossed the Delaware here, has been moved many times. In this postcard it’s directly behind the visitor’s center.
My father was always telling me to climb into this thing but I never cared for it.
The Country Store in New Hope. My father loved this place and he always took me there for candy.
The Parry Mansion in New Hope. A special place for my wife and I since we first began dating. We found ourselves surrounded by large snowflakes across the street from this place one night. One of my favorite memories.
The Thompson Neely House before my time. That sign was long gone by the time I was around.
New Hope, The Now and Then store on the left was a favorite hangout when I was a teenager buying Led Zeppelin T shirts
The trains never ran during winter so they must have staged this shot. Still it’s one of my favorites from my childhood scrapbook.
Main Street, New Hope just as I remember it
My favorite postcard from when I was a child. Bowman’s Tower as I remember it.
The Washington Crossing Bridge over the Delaware
Further up the river north of New Hope I remember these cable guard rails along river road. My father must have driven me up that road a hundred times.
Between field trips to watch sheep shearing and my father taking me there every other weekend I feel like the grounds at the Thompson Neely House were my own.
Yeah it’s a great limestone statue but no-one ever crossed the road to look at it.
Chez Odette’s restaurant, I never ate there but I remember passing it many times when my father took me to New Hope
My father insisted we were in the Buckingham Trolley when this photo was staged. Returning from Buckingham Valley Station I do actually remember him being astonished by the old cars on Street Road so perhaps we are in this postcard.