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Offline mikegunnill

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Re: Could this be Folkestone?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2017, 08:18:55 »

Try Swanage pier with the Wellington clock tower?

http://walkinginthecountry.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/swanage-and-anvil-point-sw-coastal-path.html

I hope this might make up for my faux pas on the dates of the Dunkirk Little Ship post.


Yes well done Longpockets, you get the award.  I Googled clock towers by the sea in the morning. Swanage came up with its unusual design.  I emailed the local tourist office and they confirmed that was Swanage 100%

Good to put a location on the picture. It must be pre WW2 as their boat was taken into service.   Now, how do I find what happened 23/6/1941 when it was written off as a total loss?  Does total loss mean, blown up, destroyed, sunk in RAF terms?

I have asked RAF Hendon Museum to help, but no reply yet.

Thank you again Longpockets!

Mike
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Re: Could this be Folkestone?
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2017, 21:05:39 »

Try Swanage pier with the Wellington clock tower?

http://walkinginthecountry.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/swanage-and-anvil-point-sw-coastal-path.html

I hope this might make up for my faux pas on the dates of the Dunkirk Little Ship post.

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Re: Could this be Folkestone?
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2017, 15:00:50 »
Definitely not Folkestone, even pre 1939. Sure its Kent?

Not sure it is Kent at all, it was just a guess.  The boat was known along the Thames, South coast as far as Poole, Dorset and the Isle of Man and then the Essex coast.  This should be easy ( not ).

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Re: Could this be Folkestone?
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2017, 13:25:51 »
Definitely not Folkestone, even pre 1939. Sure its Kent?

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Re: Could this be Folkestone?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 12:37:19 »
Mike - I doubt that it is Folkestone as I don't recognise the two large buildings to the right,  one of which appears to have a cupola mounted on four pillars.  The only large building to the rear of the harbour is St. Andrews, which the other building is not.  If you look on Folkestone Then and Now I fear that the absence of any corroboration of your thoughts will confirm mine.

Sorry not to have more positive news.

Thank you for your help.  The pix may be pre 1939. The search goes on


Mike

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Re: Could this be Folkestone?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 11:54:35 »
Mike - I doubt that it is Folkestone as I don't recognise the two large buildings to the right,  one of which appears to have a cupola mounted on four pillars.  The only large building to the rear of the harbour is St. Andrews, which the other building is not.  If you look on Folkestone Then and Now I fear that the absence of any corroboration of your thoughts will confirm mine.

Sorry not to have more positive news.

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Could this be Folkestone?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 11:34:04 »
Hello:


I am trying to ID a photograph.  I don't have a date or location.  I wondered if it could be Folkestone, looking towards the railway leading to the Folkestone Harbour Station?

Does anyone have any idea please?


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