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Old 4th Feb 2015, 17:22
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Did you ever go to Wales? There's a lot of tall buildings there with dormer windows and streets with canopies in Llandudno.
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Old 4th Feb 2015, 17:35
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Uff, Wales is unlikely. I said earlier that I suspected a day trip (we lived in Maidstone) because we generally did everything as a family, and all other pictures feature us three kids without favour! Other pics show that we had just become a two car family, and the new Mini was featured on this film in the next slide to the subject one. This would mean that my Mum was now able to use a car without driving Dad to work. Neither of my sisters had started school, but I'm guessing that's where I was on the day in question. Mum doesn't remember where it was, but I'm going to question how many other day trips there were whilst I was slogging my heart out.
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Old 5th Feb 2015, 00:11
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Smile Day trip

The building on the right which does look like a station seems from the colour to be "London brick"which would indicate its near London.Also from the sun shadow its early morn and the shadow is probably East/west as is the rail line on the south coast!!I have looked at some stations but cannot find it and would not imagine all those houses had gone?
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Old 5th Feb 2015, 01:01
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Oldpax, I should have said, pretty sure it is around June. Previous pics are people sitting in the shade in single layers of clothes, and following this one we go to school sports day. Modesty forbids me to...

So I reckon about 11-12 noon, and IF the supposed track crosses at a right angle, the a bit ESE-WNW? I'm getting an awful lot of airmiles in Google Earth.

Looking closely at the pic I see a double decker crossing the road and am pretty certain that it is cream roof/bottle green lower down. There also seems to be a red logo on the building at the extreme top left.


Bus https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-g...E/s650/bus.jpg

Logo https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-A.../s321/logo.jpg

And if the logo is a white horse on a red shield, then this suggests a link to Lower Saxony? http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...wer_Saxony.svg

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Old 5th Feb 2015, 01:28
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I would guess the buildings on the left are angled, rather than following the road, to give them an ocean view.
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Old 5th Feb 2015, 03:57
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I thought it might be Brighton, but all the large buildings I've seen there are either hotels and more ornate, or have shop frontages at street level.
None of the buildings in the photo have these and are more austere which suggested to me, banks or offices.
Is this on a fairly steep slope? Those rectangular things on the wall under the canopy could be advertising hoardings on the level.
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Old 5th Feb 2015, 05:40
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I do think that it's a slope, and that they are probably advertising boards under the canopy.

If they were built to be offices and banks, then it would have to be a fairly major city to justify that many of them?
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Old 5th Feb 2015, 06:20
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Not much of a clue but I notice the Morris Minor (?) has mud grip tyres and mud covered wheels, not just mud spattered but apparently always dirty wheels.

Is that near one of those places in Britain where cars drive out on the mud flats at low tide? I am 12,000 miles from there but I think there is the odd castle or island accessible only by such a route.
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Old 5th Feb 2015, 06:43
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"......Southdown Motor Services Ltd was incorporated on 2 June 1915 as a result of the amalgamation of three companies. Its registered office was in Brighton and operations centered on the South Coast, mainly in Sussex and the fringes of Kent, Surrey and Hampshire. It operated stage-carriage and coaching services from its bus and coach stations throughout the area. It had a network of garages and a works at Portslade. The fleet colours adopted were Apple Green and Primrose for buses and two tones of green for coaches."

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Old 5th Feb 2015, 10:27
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How about putting the other photo up??
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Old 5th Feb 2015, 11:08
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Preceding picture.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-C.../1964-1-15.jpg
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Old 5th Feb 2015, 12:56
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I suggest that the view is looking north along Station Road, Maidstone by Maidstone East station. The road crossing from right to left where the bus is could well be Week Street.


If you look on Google Street view I think the red motif on the building at the top left in the photo is clearly visible.
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Old 5th Feb 2015, 13:25
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Good grief. How did I miss that? I had looked at the other two stations, but missed the entire line!

Wasn't much of a day, trip was it?

Well done Duckbutt.
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Old 5th Feb 2015, 13:41
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Thanks, I should have said the view is looking east not north. Here's another:


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Old 5th Feb 2015, 18:06
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At least I was right in the buildings being offices!!
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Old 5th Feb 2015, 22:41
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At least I was right in the buildings being offices!!
I didn't think that they were that big!

I'm still getting over the utter humiliation. Anyone notice another mistake? My guess at mid-morning from the sun angle? Try late evening on or about June 21st!
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Old 5th Feb 2015, 23:36
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And the prancing white horse on a red background - Kent County Council!
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Old 6th Feb 2015, 00:52
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Statue

Is it Oliver Cromwell?
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Old 6th Feb 2015, 08:20
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On the contrary, it's a King!
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Old 6th Feb 2015, 09:13
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The trees look like SE England somewhere....??
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