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Old photograph - is it a hotel? Where is it?
« on: Saturday 03 September 16 15:14 BST (UK) »
This mystery photo in my family photograph collection shows a building which seems to be a hotel.
The delivery dray on the left has the name Rider Wilson's Table Waters Ltd on it. This was apparently a Sheffield firm.
Is it a hotel? Can anyone place it?
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Re: Old photograph - is it a hotel? Where is it?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 03 September 16 17:52 BST (UK) »
There looks to be a sign on the roof.Is it possible to get a better/enhanced scan?(How did you manage to read the name on the dray?

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Re: Old photograph - is it a hotel? Where is it?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 03 September 16 18:01 BST (UK) »
There looks to be a sign on the roof.Is it possible to get a better/enhanced scan?(How did you manage to read the name on the dray?

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I was going to ask that  ;D

I'm tempted to think it could be a hotel but could well be wrong, is that some kind of sign in the window just the other side of the door? :-\ also the building looks to have a porch with an open door (not that that means anything  ::) )

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Re: Old photograph - is it a hotel? Where is it?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 03 September 16 18:05 BST (UK) »
Scrap the sign in the window idea, it could be a set of blinds, however, looking again, the carriages on the drive may well have been kept in the building at this end with the large open doors.

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Re: Old photograph - is it a hotel? Where is it?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 03 September 16 19:33 BST (UK) »
I thought perhaps that was a sign on the roof but I think it could also be a snowboard - to stop snow falling off the roof on to the door below.

And I think the horses and carts may have come on the road past the property rather than from the property itself.

This is very possibly a Country Home/Lodge rather than an Inn or Hotel.

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Re: Old photograph - is it a hotel? Where is it?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 04 September 16 12:59 BST (UK) »
Thank you for those responses.
The name on the cart can be read by enlarging the scan but it is then too large to post on here (my sister could read it on the original photo without her glasses on, but I'm not so lucky!).

The snowboard is something I hadn't thought of. Partly why I thought it was a hotel was because of that sign, which however doesn't appear to have writing on it. Also the light over the door looks hotelly. And the carts posed there.

There are three horse drawn vehicles - the Rider Wilson one and two others, one probably a delivery cart driven by one man and the other with two smartly dressed men and possibly also a woman in it, a gig or some such. The last two carts have certainly come from the building. The open large door suggests that and the fact that the road doesn't seem to go beyond the building

The photo is a postcard, a fact which I forgot to mention in the original post.

The family album is mainly from Shropshire but if a hotel it could have been anywhere from Midlands to North of England I would guess. Rider Wilsons being from Sheffiled.

Have you spotted the outline of a building high up to the left of the hotel?  It looks as if it might be a castle.
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Re: Old photograph - is it a hotel? Where is it?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 04 September 16 13:02 BST (UK) »
Things keep occurring to me... The building and the wall by the road
are stone, so Yorkshire or Derbyshire?
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Re: Old photograph - is it a hotel? Where is it?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 11 October 19 17:04 BST (UK) »
Thank you for reposting this today. The photograph is very faded I'm afraid. It is still a mystery.
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Re: Old photograph - is it a hotel? Where is it?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 11 October 19 17:46 BST (UK) »
Could it be a nursing home in North Wales?
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