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Horse sale Location of image
« on: Monday 17 April 17 03:15 BST (UK) »
This postcard was sent in Canada but the church seems out of place.  Believe there could have been relatives in Devon at the time but....
Dunbar, Clark,Bain, Lipp, Campbell, Pope, Barnard, Handcock, McAdams,Creath

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Re: Location of image
« Reply #1 on: Monday 17 April 17 04:08 BST (UK) »
Certainly has an 'English' look about it doesn't it.

You say sent in Canada - do you mean the image is on a postcard?   

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Re: Location of image
« Reply #2 on: Monday 17 April 17 07:26 BST (UK) »
I agree that it certainly has a very English look to it. The doorway/arch (with mouldings) looks Norman. Fabric of the church looks like flint.

It looks like there might be a horse sale taking place, perhaps.  :)

Is there anything written on the back of the postcard? Address? Postmark? Anything to hint at the location of the sender or receiver?

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Re: Location of image
« Reply #3 on: Monday 17 April 17 07:39 BST (UK) »
Agree re the sale.  All this horses are wearing halters and the metals hurdles/railings surrounding one side of the sale ring look temporary.   Horse breeds don't look UK native breeds - so not a roundup sale straight off the moor???

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Re: Location of image
« Reply #4 on: Monday 17 April 17 07:47 BST (UK) »
I think the horses look too tame to be directly off the moor. Hopefully someone will come along who can identify the church .

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Re: Location of image
« Reply #5 on: Monday 17 April 17 08:51 BST (UK) »
Based on the church, I think it's Bampton in Oxfordshire. This picture is from a similar angle:
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4532470

In case anyone thinks it looks familiar, it appeared in Downton Abbey. Also, my wife has ancestors buried there.
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Re: Location of image
« Reply #6 on: Monday 17 April 17 09:10 BST (UK) »
I think this confirms it's Bampton:

http://www.bampton.org.uk/charterfair/fair-ponyfair.html

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Re: Location of image
« Reply #7 on: Monday 17 April 17 09:15 BST (UK) »
Great find, well done!  :)


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Re: Location of image
« Reply #8 on: Monday 17 April 17 09:16 BST (UK) »
Well found  Arthur