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Offline Jackie Paper

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9855 on: April 03, 2024, 07:30:44 AM »
Just followed your clue and scouted around on Google maps. Dover looks a lot more interesting than I expected, must give it a proper visit.

Offline John Walker

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9854 on: April 02, 2024, 11:50:23 PM »

Offline Jackie Paper

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9853 on: April 02, 2024, 04:39:49 PM »
Temple Ewell Mill, 1 Brookside
51.152317, 1.268824
TR 28641 44289


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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9852 on: April 01, 2024, 06:41:09 PM »
Crabble Corn Mill?

Right river - wrong mill.  :)

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9851 on: April 01, 2024, 12:50:29 PM »
Crabble Corn Mill?

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9850 on: April 01, 2024, 12:06:58 AM »
Grandarog and MartinR are closest.

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9849 on: March 31, 2024, 09:18:21 PM »
How about near Chilham?
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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9848 on: March 31, 2024, 08:19:55 PM »
So a water mill near Dover?

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9847 on: March 31, 2024, 08:16:28 PM »
Thinks that's pretty close to your last GTP . :)
I will hold off for a while.

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9846 on: March 31, 2024, 06:56:16 PM »
Interesting Martin.  I didn't know that Methodist Ministers had to move about so often.

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« Reply #9845 on: March 31, 2024, 06:28:02 PM »
Goes with Dad's job, a Methodist minister.  Prior to the 1960s the typical stay was four years, and before the war only two years.  It meant that my parents bought their first house when Dad retired, manses are "tied cottages" in law and if he had have died we would have had to get out before the following September.

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« Reply #9844 on: March 31, 2024, 04:51:05 PM »
Thanks for all the info Martin.  Always good to learn new things. 
You've certainly moved about a bit - I still live under half a mile from where I was born!

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9843 on: March 31, 2024, 01:59:17 PM »
Oh John, tut tut.  The grid reference is TR 03349 70643, you've quoted the co-ordinates. :P  To be fair though, unless you are into navigation there are a number of competing and confusing systems.  The national grid simplifies things for land positions within the UK.  It projects the UK in a modified Mercator projection onto a series of 100km x 100km squares identified by a pair of letters.  Each square is progressively divided, a 10 figure reference like the above identifies a 1 m square.  The co-ordinates are the traditional latitude and longitude.  GSV uses these since they apply globally and are understood in all countries.  When quoted decimally positive is North and East, negative South and West; for instance the Black country Museum is at 52.5200,-2.0755, we are just lucky in Kent that everything is positive.

I was born in Sheffield but at the age of 3 moved to the Black Country.  We were just about 3 miles NNW from the museum in a place called Hurst Hill.  We lived there for 6 years before moving back to a different part of Sheffield, then Middlesbrough, then Whitley Bay and Dad's last posting was to Kingswinford back on the periphery of the Black country.  I've worked in both Middlesbrough and Whitley Bay before eventually getting a job in Kent.  The plan was to stay a couple of years, well nigh on 40 years have passed and I'm still here!

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9842 on: March 31, 2024, 12:52:16 PM »
Thanks Stewie, but what is the grid reference? ;)

The last couple have had decent addresses so I've not chased camera positions, nor have I got anywhere near.  I'll get back to it, but I'm just in the midst or correcting proofs for an article in The Blackcountryman which is obviously not of much Kentish interest.

I think it's here MartinR  51.39836858765984, 0.9218825112712228

Are you from the Black Country MartinR?   We've been to the Black Country Museum a number of times - an amazing place.

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« Reply #9841 on: March 31, 2024, 12:19:28 PM »
Thanks Stewie, but what is the grid reference? ;)

The last couple have had decent addresses so I've not chased camera positions, nor have I got anywhere near.  I'll get back to it, but I'm just in the midst or correcting proofs for an article in The Blackcountryman which is obviously not of much Kentish interest.