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Offline Jool

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Re: Possible 1933 Conwy Trip?
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 21 October 17 19:57 BST (UK) »
The more I look at the photos the more similarities I see.  Look at the telegraph pole to the extreme left of "our" photo, just to the left of it is a white triangle shaped structure and a white oblong structure in the distance, they also appear on the Francis Frith photo in the cluster of buildings below the hills.  The two walls in the foreground are very similar in both photos too.  The look of the land at the very front of the photos, where the ladies are sitting, is similar also.
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Re: Possible 1933 Conwy Trip?
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 21 October 17 20:03 BST (UK) »
Jool and Despair....I agree re the telegraph poles too....and also the area in the foreground looks very much like where my mother and her friend were seated having their picnic. It fits with a possible circuit of the area. I think we have another win!
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Re: Possible 1933 Conwy Trip?
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 21 October 17 20:55 BST (UK) »
The credit must go to Despair, without the Deganwy suggestion I wouldn't have had a clue where to look.

The white triangle building was the clincher for me  ;D
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Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton

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Re: Possible 1933 Conwy Trip?
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 21 October 17 20:59 BST (UK) »
A comparison of skylines.

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Re: Possible 1933 Conwy Trip?
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 21 October 17 21:03 BST (UK) »
That skyline comparison certainly confirms it, great stuff Roger!
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton

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Re: Possible 1933 Conwy Trip?
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 21 October 17 22:50 BST (UK) »
Yes, I see that triangle structure and the building beside it....also the shape of the hills in the background. The photographer's angle is very similar too. It looks like the photo could have been taken from almost the same spot as the old one in Francis Frith, but from a little higher up the embankment. Good work, everyone!
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Brian
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Re: Possible 1933 Conwy Trip?
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 21 October 17 22:59 BST (UK) »
Keep them coming Brian, we love a photo mystery on Rootschat.  I have followed your other threads and enjoyed the hunt, but haven't been able to contribute until now.
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Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton

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Re: Possible 1933 Conwy Trip?
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 21 October 17 23:00 BST (UK) »
I'd still like to find out what that "industrial" structure was,just out of curiosity.

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Re: Possible 1933 Conwy Trip?
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 21 October 17 23:16 BST (UK) »
I don't know if this will help. I cropped it out of the larger resolution scan?
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