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Postby Oldjohnw » 29 Mar 2020, 12:15pm

jgurney wrote:This is also in the UK:

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They look like the Martello Towers in the Englsh Channel.

IOW. Hayling Island?
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Postby jgurney » 29 Mar 2020, 12:17pm

Oldjohnw wrote: IOW. Hayling Island?


The two vehicles in the picture clarify which.

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Postby Oldjohnw » 29 Mar 2020, 12:22pm

jgurney wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote: IOW. Hayling Island?


The two vehicles in the picture clarify which.



Ah! Hovercraft to IOW. Photo from Hayling?
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Postby jgurney » 29 Mar 2020, 12:44pm

Oldjohnw wrote:
jgurney wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote: IOW. Hayling Island?


The two vehicles in the picture clarify which.


Ah! Hovercraft to IOW. Photo from Hayling?


It is indeed the Southsea - Ryde hovercraft, but not from Hayling Island. That would have needed a very powerful zoom lens. As above, there are two vehicles in the picture, and the other one, while not as rare as a hovercraft, is still an unusual form of public transport.

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Postby Oldjohnw » 29 Mar 2020, 12:58pm

jgurney wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:
jgurney wrote:
The two vehicles in the picture clarify which.


Ah! Hovercraft to IOW. Photo from Hayling?


It is indeed the Southsea - Ryde hovercraft, but not from Hayling Island. That would have needed a very powerful zoom lens. As above, there are two vehicles in the picture, and the other one, while not as rare as a hovercraft, is still an unusual form of public transport.


I'm not that familiar with the area being form the far north. Are you in the IOW ferry?
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Postby jgurney » 29 Mar 2020, 1:04pm

Oldjohnw wrote:
jgurney wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:
Ah! Hovercraft to IOW. Photo from Hayling?


It is indeed the Southsea - Ryde hovercraft, but not from Hayling Island. That would have needed a very powerful zoom lens. As above, there are two vehicles in the picture, and the other one, while not as rare as a hovercraft, is still an unusual form of public transport.


I'm not that familiar with the area being form the far north. Are you in the IOW ferry?


It was taken from inside one of these -

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- the ex-London Underground trains that that operate the IoW's railway, running on Ryde Pier between Ryde Pier Head and Ryde Esplanade stations. The wooden window frames, louvre windows and 'Keep feet off seats' stickers can be seen.

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Postby Oldjohnw » 29 Mar 2020, 1:49pm

jgurney wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:
jgurney wrote:
It is indeed the Southsea - Ryde hovercraft, but not from Hayling Island. That would have needed a very powerful zoom lens. As above, there are two vehicles in the picture, and the other one, while not as rare as a hovercraft, is still an unusual form of public transport.


I'm not that familiar with the area being form the far north. Are you in the IOW ferry?


It was taken from inside one of these -

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- the ex-London Underground trains that that operate the IoW's railway, running on Ryde Pier between Ryde Pier Head and Ryde Esplanade stations. The wooden window frames, louvre windows and 'Keep feet off seats' stickers can be seen.


I was on one of these once. It is 40 years since I was on the IOW although I was briefly on Hayling last year where I have a relative.

Thanks so much for these photos. Good memories of a place in I enjoyed visiting but which I am unlikely to get to again.
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Postby peetee » 29 Mar 2020, 11:00pm

Invicta Tourist wrote:Peetee, the photo was indeed taken on the Roger Penny Way. I'd cycled through Fordingbridge, picked up some lunch at the Co-Op, then headed through Godshill. Later I branched right where the road from Hale Purlieu joins. The photo was taken just past that point.


Smashing. Must remember to check out my first assumptions before dismissing them next time. :lol:
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Postby Cyril Haearn » 30 Mar 2020, 5:17am

Weardale?
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Postby jgurney » 30 Mar 2020, 8:04am

peetee wrote:[
Ok, try this for size:28351897-0B6D-42CB-A7FA-C0EA882CB38F.jpeg


That is Rosedale Chimney Bank, seen from Heygate Bank.

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Postby peetee » 30 Mar 2020, 8:05am

jgurney wrote:
peetee wrote:[
Ok, try this for size:28351897-0B6D-42CB-A7FA-C0EA882CB38F.jpeg


That is Rosedale Chimney Bank, seen from Heygate Bank.


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Postby jgurney » 30 Mar 2020, 8:16am

This one is more a test of mapwork skills. There are no prizes for recognising the hill as Glastonbury Tor - but from what location was the image taken?

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Postby al_yrpal » 30 Mar 2020, 9:48am

Glastonbury Abbey

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Postby jgurney » 30 Mar 2020, 10:10am

al_yrpal wrote:Glastonbury Abbey


No. At that time of year, with the trees in leaf, you can barely see the Tor from the Abbey grounds.

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Postby peetee » 30 Mar 2020, 12:28pm

Glastonbury Methodist church?
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