LAST week we shared a beautiful picture postcard of a leafy Weymouth street.

Reader Len Collins wanted to know where the picture was taken but only knew that it was taken in Rodwell.

Well, our Looking Back readers are what makes this section of the newspaper so special and we were delighted to hear from three of them who solved the mystery of the leafy location.

Geoff Pritchard of Weymouth got in touch to let us know that the picture is of Rodwell Road, looking north.

He said: "The site of what is now the Kingswood is on the right."

We've sought out the location pointed out by Geoff for a very interesting 'now and then' comparison.

Thanks also for Rosemary Spicer of Weymouth for contacting us with her memories of those lovely trees.

She said: "I know exactly the location of the Rodwell postcard sent in by Mr Len Collins.

"As a child I was mortified when those beautiful trees in Rodwell Road were removed.

"They stood, with a grass patch between them, more or less opposite the Kingwood Hotel and further up the hill. As young girls (between the age of seven years to 11 years (1947-51) we loitered there doing 'handstands' etc, on our way to Holy Trinity Girls School (housed in Sidney Hall as our school had been bombed).

"We then had a mad dash down Boot Hill to get to school on time. Between the two trees shown in the photo you can just see the little steps in that lovely wall to enable one to cross the road.

"We mostly walked along the wall, rather than the pavement. - Ah, those were the days!"

It was also a pleasure to hear from Keith House of Preston, Weymouth, who also wanted to let us know the picture is of Rodwell Road.

He said: "I can remember in the early 50s when I was courting the girl who became my wife I would go down the road to get to work from Wyke Regis. I think that they widened the road because there used to be a lot more grass between the road and the pavement.

"I also remember going up the road to Portland when I worked there at the admiralty."

Keith guessed that the postcard was taken in 1908 'when there were no cars on the road'. He also thought the location was close to a raised piece of pavement with narrow steps (which Rosemary also remembers) and 'the Rodwell pump'.

Thanks to both Rosemary, Geoff and Keith for getting in touch.