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Offline mikeb

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2018, 19:52:10 »
There is a distinct similarity between these houses and those in your original post smiffy. Three storey, mansard roofs, clapboarding. Could be the same area?

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2018, 18:08:50 »
This is another photograph that hasn't been clearly identified, but I'm pretty sure that this is Best Street in Chatham. The view would be looking NW toward the junction with James Street. I'm not sure of the date, but I don't think it can be much later than the 1930's as within a few years after the end of the war most of this area had already been cleared.

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #43 on: May 08, 2018, 21:10:44 »
Blame filmer01, he made me do it. :)

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #42 on: May 08, 2018, 19:56:38 »
I believe our smithy has added the castle and cathedral Bryn ;-)

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2018, 19:50:14 »
There seems to be something very odd going on here. The sky castle and church/cathedral are totally different in the two pictures  - or have I misunderstood something.

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2018, 19:10:43 »
Is that the Tower of London I can see in the distance?

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2018, 19:07:29 »
I've found that very picture!  :)

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2018, 17:59:11 »
Is there some poor soul, somewhere, looking at a picture of The Road to Chipping Barnet thinking what’s that castle doing there? :)
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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #37 on: May 08, 2018, 16:18:50 »
We can't be sure that it was Wyllie himself who named this picture. It may have been mistakenly given this title at some later date by a third party.

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #36 on: May 08, 2018, 13:44:18 »
I guess technically the artist was correct in calling it 'The Road to Rochester', which it still is a road to Rochester regardless of where it was painted as long as it got you to Rochester? I suppose the artist was familiar with this as a main thoroughfare to Rochester, possibly forming one of the mail coach routes? I had a similar problem with an early nineteenth-century print titled 'On the Road to Dover', which took me ages to work out it was actually a view from the outer boroughs of London along a mail route to the south coast.

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #35 on: May 08, 2018, 09:46:37 »
Especially as the older of the two Blackwall Tunnels was opened in 1896.....
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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2018, 23:03:04 »
All makes total sense now, quiet easy really and very logical!
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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2018, 19:46:33 »
Definitely smiffy. If you down load the image from your link you get a slightly larger image and you can see the railway bridge & embankment. Well done everyone!
Perhaps Wylie thought "Rochester Road" more commercial than "Barnet Road"?

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2018, 17:51:26 »
The Barnet location is almost certainly the correct one. This means the pub is in fact the "Queen's Arms". Take a look at the photograph on this page:

http://www.beesoverseas.com/underhill-early-years.html

So why the road to Rochester? More like the road to Chipping Barnet!


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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2018, 17:40:44 »
A clearer image may be viewed at
http://19thcenturybritpaint.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/charles-william-wyllie.html
this Rochester High Street, the spire above the railway bridge is St.Barts Hospital.

 

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