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Re: WW 2 Photo - Unknown Location
« Reply #63 on: Friday 27 September 13 02:36 BST (UK) »
Hello all...I can never resist a find this place photo ;D

I really wanted it to be St Ann's Tottenham as it looked right - but have done a comparison of close ups and now I'm not sure. (the one on the right is St Anne's the other two are from the mystery photos. The markings up the spire are right - but the windows lower down look different. (there seem to be two arched windows in St Ann and only one in the roots photo)

St Ann's Church was designed by celebrated architect Thomas Talbot Bury (1811-1877) who designed quite a few so perhaps it is another of his churches elsewhere?

Also - I think that close up (well done BB on getting it so close!!)   is a young lad - mid/late teens maybe.. and agree with ruskie about baggy trousers, rolled up sleeves and short vest/slipover thing.

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Re: WW 2 Photo - Unknown Location
« Reply #64 on: Friday 27 September 13 04:39 BST (UK) »
You are right Milly - looking at your comparison photos - definitely not St Anns.

I am wondering if that distinctive building with the curved brickwork no longer exists. It is so unusal that if it was still around I would expect someone to recognize it.

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Re: WW 2 Photo - Unknown Location
« Reply #65 on: Friday 27 September 13 06:05 BST (UK) »
Only an observation (sorry if anyone has already mentioned).

If this is inner London, then in contrast to the street scene taking up most of the photo, there seems to be an awful lot of trees beyond the roofline at the back of the photo. 

And unless the ground rises significantly beyond the buildings at the back of the photo (and even allowing for the photo being taken at a height), they must be quite big trees. Possibly a park?

Also, at reply # 63, note the vertical object rising above the tree to the left of the tower / spire.

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Re: WW 2 Photo - Unknown Location
« Reply #66 on: Friday 27 September 13 06:38 BST (UK) »

Another thought (and assuming, despite doubts, that it is St. Ann's Church).

What if the area has since been totally (and I mean totally) re-developed?

For example, go google map/streetview Kerswell Close off St. Ann's Road. Playing around you can actually arrive at a point where St. Ann's spire / tower can be seen in approximately the same position as the WW2 photo. And presumably the big trees are what is now 'Chestnuts Park'.

Also, as you head into Kerswell Close from St. Ann's Road,  note the large white building on the corner, which is reminiscent of the flat roofed buildings in the WW2 photo - is this one that survived the redevelopment?

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« Reply #67 on: Friday 27 September 13 07:42 BST (UK) »
Hornsey was badly damaged by bombing during WW11.

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« Reply #68 on: Friday 27 September 13 09:41 BST (UK) »
Thanks everyone for your interest and helpful response...here is a higher res scan of the middle distance..
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Re: WW 2 Photo - Unknown Location
« Reply #69 on: Friday 27 September 13 09:49 BST (UK) »
Well we now have a better time period, ....... Elizabeth II on the lamp post  ;D
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« Reply #70 on: Friday 27 September 13 10:00 BST (UK) »
A pity that the pub sign is unreadable.
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Re: WW 2 Photo - Unknown Location
« Reply #71 on: Friday 27 September 13 10:14 BST (UK) »
Looks much better, an R can seen before DEN and the banner at back is not far off being readable. There's so many clues in the picture. It's really frustrating!