Lockdown non-touring quiz

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jgurney
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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby jgurney » 29 May 2020, 4:57pm

ChrisF wrote:the castle is Powis Castle ..... but I can't see the blue house on Satelite view.

No, Powis Castle is not in the pictures.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby backnotes » 29 May 2020, 4:58pm

I think that's because the blue house may have changed colour from white since the mapping was done?

Screenshot 2020-05-29 at 16.44.01.png


So, LC just south of the A458 near Cyfronydd?

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Cyril Haearn » 29 May 2020, 5:02pm

OS GR SJ 209071, Llanerchydol Hall?
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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby jgurney » 29 May 2020, 5:12pm

backnotes wrote: LC just south of the A458 near Cyfronydd?


Well done! It is indeed the level crossing next to Cyfronydd station, and the imposing building in the background is Cyfronydd Hall.

I think that's because the blue house may have changed colour from white since the mapping was done?


Yes, the Streetview image you post was from 2010 and my picture from 2018. However, the reason ChrisF could not see the house was that he was looking at Powis Castle which is approx four miles away.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby backnotes » 29 May 2020, 7:46pm

Strange - I posted a question earlier, but it never appeared - apologies if it now appears twice.

Not cycle touring but there's a cycling link with the past nearby.

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I think someone local will quickly get this, but i always think that. I can give a wider view if you get stuck.

What's the object in the picture, and what's the nearby cycling connection?

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby backnotes » 29 May 2020, 9:44pm

OK - it was a bit of a restricted view.

With a bit more context....

Screenshot 2020-05-29 at 19.52.26.png

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby PT1029 » 30 May 2020, 6:33am

No idea! The grass rectangle on the right has what look likes the left over marks of an oblong track of some sort, was there a grass or sand/gravel cycle racing track here at some point?

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby backnotes » 30 May 2020, 7:46am

The grass track is a red herring, though it wasn't deliberate. It's a school playing field/grass 400m athletics track. The site of the former cycling facility isn't in the second shot - would have been just beyond bottom right corner.

There was a hard surfaced version of the grass running track also just out of shot.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Bonefishblues » 30 May 2020, 8:07am

Is that a brutalist era building?

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby backnotes » 30 May 2020, 8:12am

Looks pretty brutal to me!

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Bonefishblues » 30 May 2020, 8:35am

Thanks, that's helpful.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby backnotes » 30 May 2020, 8:49am

The brutalist building's form was a sort of visual joke about its original function.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby backnotes » 30 May 2020, 10:35am

Back now, I had toast for breakfast.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby PT1029 » 30 May 2020, 10:42am

From the grey building center bottom right, it looks like an old (private?) school or college, esp with all the sports facilities to the left of the main road.
Also a town of some size, as the main road has a bus lane along it. I would say the main road is approx north - south.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Cyril Haearn » 30 May 2020, 10:44am

Cranebridge again?
Which province, Anglia, Wessex, Mercia..?
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