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Offline Lyn L

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #50 on: May 26, 2018, 07:08:20 »
Such a shame that place names weren't shown on the photos at all in years gone by. Maybe we will never know where these places were. It's the same with old 'family' ones , years later no one has a clue who the person/s may have been.
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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #49 on: May 25, 2018, 21:20:14 »
I don't think so Lyn - the premises opposite La Providence (Theobald Square as it was) look quite old but don't seem to match. Also, these places look like they were back-to-backs, as evidenced by the washing lines which indicate no rear yards or gardens.

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #48 on: May 25, 2018, 18:51:18 »
Could it possibly have been where La Providence entrance is now. Hope someone has a Kelly's for around then and can provide the answer.
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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #47 on: May 25, 2018, 17:57:02 »
Here is photograph, which I believe is also held by the Medway archives, of another unknown location. Possibly taken in the 1900's, the only clue to its location are the business premises visible toward the left which I think reads (something) N & Co Ltd. A Kelly's of the right period may make it possible to find all the local limited companies ending with an "n" that would enable the search to be narrowed down somewhat. Otherwise this looks like another one which will probably remain in the unknown file.

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2018, 22:14:59 »
It could well be the same area, but so far I haven't been able to find an exact enough match, only a couple of "maybe's".

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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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