What a difference between the two photos. Looking at the fashion of the girls dresses you would be able to guess approximately the year. Maybe they just moved in as the house and garden looks new. Has the gentleman got a satellite dish behind him? Could be a time traveller.
Loxley Tunnel on the Stafford Uttoxeter Line, also known as the Clog and Knocker line. The line was in use up until the 50's, I figure the top photo was taken previous to 1950 when the line was busy. Bottom photo I took about 5 years ago, at which time the far end of the tunnel had been blocked off.