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Re: Unknown Scottish location
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 30 December 17 12:33 GMT (UK) »
My first thought was Greenock, but can't find any images online that would back that up. If it is in Scotland, then I think it has to be somewhere in the Central belt.
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Re: Unknown Scottish location
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 30 December 17 14:23 GMT (UK) »
Could that be a causeway across a river estuary?

The large building on the right is curved, which is distinctive.
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent, death Ralph James Dunn b 1808 1861 - 1868 in Newington 1861
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: Unknown Scottish location
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 30 December 17 14:35 GMT (UK) »
Interesting thought Josey. It has also raised for me the question of where the photographer was standing to take such a photograph. There must have been some sort of structure, or land, to give him a stable platform.
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Re: Unknown Scottish location
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 30 December 17 15:22 GMT (UK) »
May I suggest not becoming locked into the seafront train of thought. IMO, the structure in the foreground resembles a footbridge (note the raised sides); ie. a crossing from one side to another and could indicate a tidal estuary or broad tidal river. It doesn't resemble a quay or jetty.
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Re: Unknown Scottish location
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 30 December 17 15:59 GMT (UK) »
There must have been some sort of structure, or land, to give him a stable platform.
From the "buttresses" in right foreground it looks to me as though photographer is standing on the other side of the river.
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent, death Ralph James Dunn b 1808 1861 - 1868 in Newington 1861
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: Unknown Scottish location
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 30 December 17 22:33 GMT (UK) »
Not Scotland, but Weston-super-Mare!

Best wishes for the New Year, and Lang may yer Lum's Reek.

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Re: Unknown Scottish location
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 30 December 17 22:39 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Unknown Scottish location
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 30 December 17 23:16 GMT (UK) »
Not Scotland, but Weston-super-Mare!

Best wishes for the New Year, and Lang may yer Lum's Reek.

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Re: Unknown Scottish location
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 30 December 17 23:51 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks Istrice and very well spotted. Clearly I was too quick to assume it must be Scotland.

All the best for the New Year.
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