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Old 2nd Feb 2015, 19:14
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Isn't it funny how many men on here cook!

I've done main course, just about to do desert.

Easy one ..................

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Old 2nd Feb 2015, 20:23
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That there is Marseilles. Very strange, I've been by road but not by boat or 'plane, so how did I know?
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Old 2nd Feb 2015, 21:01
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It is indeed Marseilles, capital of the Maghreb. Not everyone's cup of tea but a city I enjoy on my rare visits there. It's rough and authentic, unpretentious.
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Old 2nd Feb 2015, 21:10
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This is a family slide from 1964, and I'd love to know where it is! (I do have a vague idea...)

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Old 2nd Feb 2015, 21:21
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British seaside town. Bournemouth?

Have you reversed it L-R?
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Old 3rd Feb 2015, 00:15
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Not reversed - that's a Ford Zodiac on the left I think, tax discs in the other cars are the correct side too. Bournemouth is a possibility, South coast likely. I've sailed most of the coast but not past Brighton in daylight.
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Old 3rd Feb 2015, 12:43
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Is that a railway station on the right???
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Old 3rd Feb 2015, 12:56
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Just wondering why, if it's UK, which it clearly is, the cars are mostly parked on the wrong side of the road, as far as I can see. The tax discs are on the 'passenger' side and should be on the pavement side. It's not a one-way street.

It's not Brighton unless the lay out of the station forecourt has changed totally since the photo was taken.
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Old 3rd Feb 2015, 13:22
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Eastbourne maybe? Ford Zodiac, Morris Minor, Hillman Minx on the left.
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Old 3rd Feb 2015, 14:27
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There are similar buildings in Dover.
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Old 3rd Feb 2015, 15:10
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I'll tell you all I know.

We lived in Kent at that time, but one set of Grandparents lived in Christchurch, which is why I said that Bournemouth is possible. The next numbered slide gives a hint of sand next to a car. I'm not in any of the pictures that day, so think it was a day trip, pointing to Kent again. The subject did fly gliders when she grew up.
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Old 3rd Feb 2015, 21:01
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She certainly does look like a glider gal! Already getting used to a shoulder harness and working on her keen lookout eyesight.
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Old 3rd Feb 2015, 21:19
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In looking at the architecture of the surrounding buildings I did wonder if the location might have been within the City of Bath?


TCF
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Old 3rd Feb 2015, 22:19
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I've convinced myself that it is a railway station. At first I thought theatre, but there isn't a building behind that roof. I think that the road is a bridge over the track. The colour of the paint reminds me of everything British Rail that wasn't maroon or didn't move.
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Old 4th Feb 2015, 13:51
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Are those cars on the left, parked in the middle of the road?
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Old 4th Feb 2015, 14:39
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Uff, no, they are at the kerb. Another picture shows that but gives no more info.

This is proving to be difficult. What are the rules about giving up and moving on?
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Old 4th Feb 2015, 14:42
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Happy to carry on for a while but you haven't answered my earlier question......... perhaps you don't have an answer.

Do you have any further clues ........ from what you've said it seems not?

Just wondering why, if it's UK, which it clearly is, the cars are mostly parked on the wrong side of the road, as far as I can see. The tax discs are on the 'passenger' side and should be on the pavement side. It's not a one-way street.
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Old 4th Feb 2015, 16:37
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Maybe a cul-de-sac, or a parking area in front of a station? If it is a station, that is.
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Old 4th Feb 2015, 17:06
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Capetonian. Sorry, I don't know the answer! I did go off for a Google to try and find out when it was decided that we should park 'on the left', but gave up. I have a vague recollection that it was in the 60s or early 70s? If there was no guidance at the time of the picture, we could just be looking at an odd but perfectly possible random distribution. On the other hand - perhaps most of the cars had been driven 'single occupant' and the drivers preferred top get out at the kerb?

I was looking at the road surface and trying to decide whether it gave a clue because it does look well worn at first. But that look carries on under the car, and I'd expect the parked cars to protect the surface. Maybe just the way they were laid back then?

ps. Is anybody getting automatic notifications from this thread? I'm not, so apologies if I'm a bit sluggish in replying.
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Old 4th Feb 2015, 17:16
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I had a quick look for "UK 1960s high street" images, and this was one of the first!

http://www.cilip.org.uk/sites/defaul...-bracknell.jpg
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