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Location, Location...But Where?
« on: Wednesday 01 February 17 09:54 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone recognise this location please. Could it be a Cricket Club?
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Re: Location, Location...But Where?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 01 February 17 09:59 GMT (UK) »
A Bowls Club?   A local park has a similarly styled building for the bowls club; probably developed just post WW1.
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Re: Location, Location...But Where?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 01 February 17 10:16 GMT (UK) »
Yes I wondered if it could be Crown Green Bowling too...I would guess at 1920s for a date. It is a postcard with no clues on the back.
Thanks for your thoughts NJ.
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Re: Location, Location...But Where?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 01 February 17 11:04 GMT (UK) »
The slight slope at the edge of the lawn looks more like a bowling green than a cricket pitch to me. I have a photo of my grandfather bowling, and he is dressed in a similar style to some of the men on the right, with the flat cap! So I'd agree with a late 1920s date.
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Re: Location, Location...But Where?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 01 February 17 11:08 GMT (UK) »
Not much to go on, so I'll just add my thoughts to provoke discussion:

1. I think it's more like 1930's -did ladies in 1920 have skirts as short as the two walking towards the door?
2. It's big to be a bowls club? Plus cafe ? Plus other buildings?  maybe a Golf Club?
3. "Something" abut the scenery, trees, cliffs says "Not UK" to me - Australia, NZ, SA ?
4. No-one is dressed for bowls - but dressed well - wedding party, funeral or similar ?
5 .Is there some writing on a sign below the window on the middel building to the right
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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 01 February 17 11:15 GMT (UK) »
I don't think funeral as there are too many light coloured coats, I think at that time funeral wear would still be black. Must be some special occasion though to warrant the photo being used as a postcard.
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Re: Location, Location...But Where?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 01 February 17 11:20 GMT (UK) »
I may be totally wrong but as soon as I saw it one area came to mind,  Cape Town South Africa.

There are these Tudor style buildings along the coast south of Cape Town.
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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 01 February 17 11:34 GMT (UK) »
I think the middle building could be a toilet block. If you zoom in there is a sign on the door not that I can read it, and probably no help at all.
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Re: Location, Location...But Where?
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 01 February 17 11:37 GMT (UK) »
The slight slope at the edge of the lawn looks more like a bowling green than a cricket pitch to me. I have a photo of my grandfather bowling, and he is dressed in a similar style to some of the men on the right, with the flat cap! So I'd agree with a late 1920s date.


Yes Jam I'm convinced it's a bowling green. Thanks for that.
Carol
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