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Where is this photo taken? Please?
« on: Monday 25 April 05 22:24 BST (UK) »
I hope that I am not being silly by thinking that this photo was taken in England! Maybe Shropshire? Maybe Cumberland?

A lost relative has marked an 'X' above a house to the left of the church. Does anyone have any ideas? Any address guesses?

My deepest gratitude for your time,
Donna
Shropshire: James, Lawley, Mumford, Dyer
Cumberland: Pattinson, Russell, Knight, Hanna, Durham

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Re: Where is this photo taken? Please?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 25 April 05 22:54 BST (UK) »
Hi Donna

There is in fact a direction sign in the middle of the photograph, but it would need a scan at a higher resolution to try to decypher it.
It certainly looks like an English view.

cheers

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Re: Where is this photo taken? Please?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 25 April 05 23:15 BST (UK) »
Thank you very much, Paul,

I'm so happy that it looks like an English view. My 90 year old Mom thinks that the photo was taken in Shropshire... but, her ancestors also come from Cumberland.

Yes indeed, there is a sign that I've tried to magnify with a glass.
I'll try to do it via scanner...
Shropshire: James, Lawley, Mumford, Dyer
Cumberland: Pattinson, Russell, Knight, Hanna, Durham

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Re: Where is this photo taken? Please?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 25 April 05 23:19 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I'm not a car expert, but didn't the older cars have number plates which identified which town they were from? 

I seem to remember using a RAC/AA book as a child on a long journey to do this.

Perhaps if you did the same with the car it may help?

Sue
SCOTLAND: Scotland, Morrison, Bonnella, Third,
LINCOLNSHIRE: Bell, King, Emerson, Leesing, Canty, Cutting, Fox,
GLOUCESTERSHIRE: Antill, Onslow, Crook, Jenkins,
LANCASHIRE: Hall, Mayson, Dearden,
WILTSHIRE: Sloper, King, Willis, Stockwell,
ESSEX: Stone, Webb, Smith, Hawkins, Frye,
SOMERSET: Harrison, Jones,

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Re: Where is this photo taken? Please?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 25 April 05 23:22 BST (UK) »
The car at the cross roads seems to be on the correct side of the road for Britain - and isn't that a Mini on the left of the photo?

Also in the enlargement, I see the fanlights open in the windows in the house behind the fence.  That is generally an English thing.

Is there a postmark at all?

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Re: Where is this photo taken? Please?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 25 April 05 23:28 BST (UK) »
It's ALMOST possible to read the sign pointing left!
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Re: Where is this photo taken? Please?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 25 April 05 23:29 BST (UK) »
Hi Donna,

If I read that road sign number think it is B1283 - which is in Durham.

Anyone see a different number?- not quite clear enough for me!

Cheers

Keith
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Re: Where is this photo taken? Please?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 25 April 05 23:36 BST (UK) »
Oh my! Thank you Sue and Little Nell...

Licence plates + cars are over my head for Canada...let-alone Britain! :)

This picture has no postmarks nor any other markings...except the 'X' marked in blue ink above the house to the left of the church.  There is a gluey substance on the back which makes me think that it might have been a calendar picture.

Oh! As I'm posting a reply, others are answering ... ty to Keith and Trystan... this site is so wonderful!

Donna
Shropshire: James, Lawley, Mumford, Dyer
Cumberland: Pattinson, Russell, Knight, Hanna, Durham

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« Reply #8 on: Monday 25 April 05 23:57 BST (UK) »
My husband thinks I've lost it!

I'm sitting in front of the computer with a magnifying glass and one eye shut trying to read the road sign.....

My money is on B1243 which is at South Skirlaugh, near Kingston on Hull.

Ring any bells????

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