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John Webb
post 29 Jun 2020, 08:39
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QUOTE (Makemineadouble @ 29 Jun 2020, 06:31) *

To my great surprise I found that both the 'Precipice Walk" and the "Torrent Walk" are still marked on the maps and found these:
The Precipice Walk

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Falls on Afon Clywedog

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Both seem quite reasonable matches!

But following those successes, I'm unable to match the 'Festiniog' picture. Neither Blaenau Ffestiniog nor Llan Ffestiniog (both of which are some miles north of Dolgellau) seem to bring up matches anywhere near the print. I wonder if there is some small hamlet near to Dolgellau which isn't marked on the maps?

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Makemineadouble
post 30 Jun 2020, 05:21
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John Webb
post 30 Jun 2020, 09:04
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QUOTE (Makemineadouble @ 30 Jun 2020, 06:21) *

Modern ferries on this route run direct to Dublin, and are not, of course, operated by the railways. They are rather bigger than the paddle-steamer of the print:
Holyhead ferry terminal

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And some ferries are rather different in design and speed:
HSS Stena Explorer at Holyhead, Holy Island

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This is Thaxted in Essex, a few miles from Stansted. A wider-angle view which shows the full glory of the building on the left edge of the print:
The old town hall & church

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Thaxted was the terminus of a branch off the former Great Eastern line via Harlow and on to Cambridge. A pre-Beeching victim, it closed to passengers in 1952 - see http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/t/thaxted/index.shtml for the details; it was a little distance away from the town centre. The buildings survive in private ownership; this is a glimpse of them:
Thaxted Railway Station

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Thaxted was the home for some years of the composer Gustav Holst, noted for "The Planets Suite" in particular, which he wrote at Thaxted in 1917. One theme from 'Jupiter' Holst adapted into the hymn tune called "Thaxted".

Close to Thaxted is this windmill:
Sunset at John Webb's Windmill, Thaxted

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But not owned by any close relation of mine!

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Makemineadouble
post 1 Jul 2020, 05:47
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that is an impressive structure (old town hall Thaxted.


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post 1 Jul 2020, 10:05
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QUOTE (Makemineadouble @ 1 Jul 2020, 06:47) *
that is an impressive structure (old town hall Thaxted.

I agree - I visited Thaxted about 20 years ago and it is very distinctive - I recognised the location immediately.

QUOTE (Makemineadouble @ 1 Jul 2020, 06:47) *

Not so easy to find the location of this print, derived from a watercolour done in 1947 by Edgar Thomas Holding, according to the 'Travelling Art Gallery' website I came across last week. According to that site it was never actually used in carriages! Major changes in industry along the Tyne, housing redevelopment etc. make it hard to locate the view in the print with certainty. I think we're somewhere near with this photo from 1982 - the ferry landing stage access bridge looks very similar to the painting:
South Shields ferry 1982

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However, the above ferry pier seems to have gone and been replaced by this one:
South Shields, Ferry Terminal

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We are looking, I think, from a point several hundred yards south of the print viewpoint with a rather wide angle lens. There has been a considerable change in the appearance of both banks of the Tyne.

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post 2 Jul 2020, 05:56
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very close John South Shields. Wonderful watercolor.
After that an easy one I certainly think I've seen this one a good few years ago in some carriage

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QUOTE (Makemineadouble @ 2 Jul 2020, 06:56) *
very close John South Shields. Wonderful watercolor.
After that an easy one I certainly think I've seen this one a good few years ago in some carriage


I suspect the one you saw in a carriage may have been Cuneo's painting done in 1959 celebrating the Centenary of the bridge?

My choice from a number of photos:
Entering Cornwall from Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge over the River Tamar.

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A view of the main bridge spans:
Western end of the Royal Albert Bridge

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Nearby, nearly under the bridge:
Children's playground

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Makemineadouble
post Yesterday, 08:03 AM
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From the Midland section

I'm not sure what happen to the box section bridge

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John Webb
post Yesterday, 09:08 AM
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QUOTE (Makemineadouble @ 3 Jul 2020, 09:03) *
From the Midland section

I'm not sure what happen to the box section bridge


I suspect this is an early proposal for a line through Conway. The Chester and Holyhead Railway was set up in July 1844 and work started in March 1845, under Robert Stephenson. The bridge in the above drawing was never built - Stephenson went straight to his tubular bridge at Conway as a 'practice run' for the bigger Britannia bridge across the Menai straits. The line opened from Chester to Bangor in May 1848, and completely in March 1850.

A slightly wider angle of view:
Conwy Castle and Railway Bridge

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