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Identification Longshot and Talking Point 714


Brumas
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Good Evening All.

Let’s get back to Blighty and a nice lump of water.

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john bunyan

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I agree with morddwydd but would appreciate a second or third test if one is not quickly solved so that one has the chance to enjoy more than one card.Multi posers should not be a problem?

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Jock1e

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Brumas

I am afraid clues are essential.

I had already looked at St Albans a lot earlier and although I found the church I could not be sure it was the proper one.

Trying to get an exact copy of and old photo is next to impossible in some cases.

In this case it was a church but there were other churches in other towns that looked similar.

Maybe you should have let it run till the next day but then we would not have found the unknown one.

I think maybe the West of the A1 should have been the final clue but just answering St Alabans would still have been a guess.

Now if someone could post the almost exact copy of the photo even now they should get a couple of brownie points.

lets face it if john bunyan could not find it you know it had to be hard to detect.

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Jock1e

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john bunyan

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Jock1e

Dont overdo it! you, Macscouse, woolwell buteman and others are better very often! Spot on with the postcard.

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Brumas

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I'm taking all this on board, I shall pose the same question at the beginning of IL/TP 716 and will go with the majority.

I think the reason I started giving early clues was because that presented an opportunity to post perhaps 4 or 5 on the friday, thus prolonging the interest as it were. Of course some postcards needed clues otherwise it was more of a stab in the dark as opposed to geographical detective work.

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Woolwell

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I don't think that it is possible to have a hard and fast rule about clues. I find that Brumas' judgement as to when to prompt is usually good. Some are more obscure than others with little to help others have tradesmen names for example. Putting us back on track helps too.

Perhaps some of the very old still unidentified ones could be recycled. I'm still stuck with the lobster pot inn.

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Brumas

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Woolwell I think in a fit of pique Fran donated those 'stinkers' to a Charity Shop, sorry :o{

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