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 Post subject: Re: Gone and Forgotten
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 11:50 pm 
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Fyldecoaster,
The Blue Moon photo does look victorian, but the fence doesn't, I initially thought British Rail, you could be right about the posed antiquity. Also I don't think the cabin and the corrugated tin roofs look that old. A clue to the location could be that marvelous brick gable end.

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 Post subject: Re: Gone and Forgotten
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 1:36 pm 
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Still no success! For the next photo, though, I thought I would try to emulate Frank’s aerial photos, but in a retro way. Here is an “aerial” view from 1895. I do know where it is, so will reveal the answer next week if there are no correct answers.

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 Post subject: Re: Gone and Forgotten
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Here is unidentified photo number 5, which was almost certainly taken in the Fylde.

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 Post subject: Re: Gone and Forgotten
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Photo 5 has some good clues in, with the tower and the gable end, but can you give a clue on no 4.

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 Post subject: Re: Gone and Forgotten
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Photograph no.4 is a clue in itself, which is itself a clue!


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 Post subject: Re: Gone and Forgotten
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 7:17 am 
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With regards the Blue moon, corrugated roofing sheets were around since the 1820s invented in England for export to Australia so the pic could date from then onwards. And Picture 5 reminds me somewhat of Burnaze primary school?


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 Post subject: Re: Gone and Forgotten
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Looking at what I take to be Burn Naze Primary School on Google Earth, I don’t think no.5 it can be it.

Here is another clue for photo no.4:- It’s not a bad photograph from a one-year-old in 1895!


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Now I think I'm getting somewhere, but not where the subject of the photo is! Is it a photo taken from a building or structure built in 1894.

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 Post subject: Re: Gone and Forgotten
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For the sake of pedantry, I would have to say that it is from a building opened in 1894 with a structure completed in September 1893, although 1894 is the date usually mentioned.

One thing which may be confusing is that foreshortening (usually associated with telephoto lenses, but in this case being part of the background of a full-plate glass negative view) makes what is now quite a straight main road appear to zig-zag.


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 Post subject: Re: Gone and Forgotten
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 11:33 am 
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Anyone ready for the answer to photo no.4 yet?


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 Post subject: Re: Gone and Forgotten
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 10:26 pm 
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So, No.4 was taken from Blackpool Tower?


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 Post subject: Re: Gone and Forgotten
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:23 am 
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That's right. The prom and sea can be ruled out, so that narrows it down to about 180 degrees of terrain!


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 Post subject: Re: Gone and Forgotten
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Here is photo no.6 to ponder over. It was taken by the Poulton photographer John Maynard Tomlinson in the 1920s, so is probably somewhere in the Fylde.

Being from a lantern slide, I can’t be sure that the image isn’t latterly inverted (wrong way round). I have assumed that one of the ladies in it is right-handed and has thrown her scarf over her left shoulder.

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Sorry, the inversion didn't occur recently, I should have written "laterally inverted".


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 Post subject: Re: Gone and Forgotten
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This is one looks like Singleton? Or may be Stalmine? The Blackpool Tower shot...well, is it looking up Talbot Road? I'm sure it isn't because there's no line or train station visible...the only hill I know in Blackpool is Warbreck Hill...these are tougher than Frank's aerials (and they are not so easy unless you are an aerial photo-reconnaisance analyst).


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