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Identification Longshot/Talking Point 460


Brumas

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Good Evening All. This is a GENUINE UNIDENTIFIED POSTCARD. There isn’t much to go on, as it is unposted and with a standard divided back there aren’t any clues! click here

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Woolwell

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There seems to a gravel pit to the right. Wonder if the chimneys relate to a brick works?

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octal

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Woolwell

I thought that as well, at first I thought it might be the London Brick Company in Bedfordshire, what with the marshalling yards, but there aren't enough chimneys for that site.

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Woolwell

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I was thinking of the Swindon to Reading area. But that is a wild guess!

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Woolwell

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Wonder if it is in the Peterborough area?

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octal

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Here is a picture of the Brickworks at Whittlesea, near Peterborough it is a modern picture with more chimneys, but they could have been added at a later date, there is a rail marshalling yard as well, but it looks a bit close the the brickworks as compared to the old photo.

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morddwyd

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Not a church spire or tower in sight.

Not many urban scenes like that to be found in England.

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lucky1

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If these are large tanks (upper right} it could be the Grangemouth Refinery taken from what is now the M9.

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Condom

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I don't think this photo is anywhere near the UK. The cart is being pulled by what looks like a water buffalo type creature rather than a horse and the genral flatness of the countryside and the design of the buildings suggests the far east somewhere.

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morddwyd

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Condom

My thoughts too, hence my comment on church spires!

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Woolwell

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Looking at it again. I think that this may be a cement works. There is a gravel pit to the right. You don't get cement works and gravel pits near the centre of a town hence the lack of church spires. This is more than likely on the edge of an urban area.

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