This is the bottom section of Preston New Rd, just up from Sudell Cross. The tram is passing the junction of Alma Street and the church beyond it is St George's, which was on the corner of New Park Street. At a guess, I would say the date is circa 1910.
These two images are obviously the same photograph, but please notice how in the coloured postcard, the step ladder on the extreme right of the image has been conveniently omitted.
COURTESY OF THE CP COLLECTION