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Place name in Cape Town - completed with thanks
« on: Saturday 21 January 17 02:32 GMT (UK) »
I recently discovered a faint pencil marking on the back of a very old faded photograph of a cottage. I can make out "cottage ... Cape Town", but have no idea about the middle word. Possibly ends in "...bray"?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Place name in Cape Town
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 21 January 17 03:18 GMT (UK) »
Sorry I can't help with name but have enhanced it for a better view.

Found plenty of "Bay's" but yet to locate a 'Bray'

Closest find was 'Mossel Bay'...possibly spelling wrong on photo?

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Re: Place name in Cape Town
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 21 January 17 03:25 GMT (UK) »
Wondering if it could be Mowbray.

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Re: Place name in Cape Town
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 21 January 17 03:32 GMT (UK) »
I am going for Mossel Bay.

In this cold winter I wish I was going TO Mossel Bay.

https://www.google.com/#q=mossel+bay+to+cape+town

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Re: Place name in Cape Town
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 21 January 17 03:34 GMT (UK) »
Think you're right Sami  ;)

Pity there's no street name  ::)


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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"

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Re: Place name in Cape Town
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 21 January 17 03:43 GMT (UK) »
Are men allowed to change their mind?

I am now going for Mowbray

https://www.google.com/#q=mowbray+south+africa

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Re: Place name in Cape Town
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 21 January 17 03:46 GMT (UK) »
Are men allowed to change their mind?

According to men, it's women who change their (men's) minds  ;D

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"

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Re: Place name in Cape Town
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 22 January 17 00:17 GMT (UK) »
Oh well done! Thank you all, especially sami - that looks perfect. Now that you say it, I can see it.  ;D So good to have another (few) pair of eyes. And thank you Rosinish for adjusting the image so that it's clearer. Thanks barryd - changing your mind is always allowed (especially if suggested by a woman  ;) )

Thanks all once again.

Added:

Pity there's no street name  ::)


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Annie, there's a picture of the cottage here http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=763441.0
No streets visible for miles!

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Re: Place name in Cape Town - completed with thanks
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 22 January 17 01:04 GMT (UK) »
And thank you Rosinish for adjusting the image so that it's clearer. 

No prob Maddy,

Just glad to help if only a little to get you an answer....Sami did well!  ;D

Hope you now find who the occupants were?  ;)

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"