Postcard Sleuths
September


 

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The unidentified postcards are shown for the September 2022 edition of the magazine. If you think you have identified any please email Roger Williams at rwilliams117@blueyonder.co.uk

Postcards for you to identify from our September edition if you think you know where they are email Roger Williams at rwilliams117@blueyonder.co.uk 

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This shows what I assume is a school for young girls, though none appear much older than eight or nine. There are no obvious clues so this is a ‘hopefully someone will recognise it’ card. (From Michael Goldsmith)

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The Liberal Reform Club is shown on a card published and/or photographed by someone with the initials T.W. (From Nigel Bown)

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The Riverside Hotel, Family & Commercial, sits on a steep riverbank with an equally steep bank opposite. There’s a couple of signs pointing to the public bar, with a street name above one of them that I cannot make out. (From David Matthews)

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Here’s another without obvious clues but a very distinctive building behind high walls. The avenue of trees leading to the gate hints at substantial grounds as well. (From Colin Wellard)

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A road maintenance gang stands outside a Post Office with an Aveling and Porter steamroller. The wording under ‘Post Office’ is, alas, not legible. Neither is the number on the steamroller though it could be 3315 – there’s a database of Aveling and Porter vehicles out there (with pictures) if you can find it but I’m not sure it helps. (From Nigel Oram)

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A substantial building features numerous crowns and other adornments along with a royal picture – possibly ‘Long live the King’ procession, possibly marking George VI’s Coronation in May 1937. (From David Matthews)

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Picture Reference 20/07 

Here’s a Co-Operative Store with ‘Branch No. 26’above the door. There’s a photo online of a Branch 26 in Cadishead, Manchester, and it certainly wasn’t this one, so presumably a different regional Society. (From Jim O’Dwyer)

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. A carnival or suchlike in a small town or village with children in fancy dress which someone might recognise; I can’t spot any clues. (From David Matthews)

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The Mikado Restaurant offered breakfasts, dinners and teas, good accommodation for cyclists and commercial travellers (i.e. no frills), a “good dry cycle store’, and I think the door has a sign ‘Grocer’ –busy people! (From Alan Barwick)

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This one’s full of annoying nearly-clues: Taylor & Sons (butchers?) with the first initial obscured; a watchmaker and jeweller named Dales, or Bales, or something else; and a store in the centre with the name obscured. Good luck! (From Jim Rackham)

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