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Offline johnfilmer

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9224 on: November 22, 2023, 04:16:05 PM »
The sharp bends in the road often go with marshy terrain.

Then I thought about where an old work colleague and friend, later to become a supplier rep, used to live out on the Marsh. Lots of bends and the clue about a funny name, where did Colin live… Donkey Street!

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9223 on: November 22, 2023, 03:41:09 PM »
I looked at the spot heights along the road (10', 9', 10', 9', 8', 9', 8', 8'), the spot height in the field right on the left (9') and the benchmark on Eaton Farm (10.4', but possibly up a wall).  the area was therefore flat and very low lying.  North Kent generally has a gentle slope to the north, so my guess was Romney Marsh.

Well done John.

Location of the sheepfold, nearly dead centre:
  • Nat Grid:                    TR 10907 32263
  • Nearest Post Code:   TN29 0JW
  • Co-ords (WGS84):     51°03'04"N,001°00'28"E or 51.050975,1.007791

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9222 on: November 22, 2023, 02:32:55 PM »
Yes, to Romney Marshes MartinR

Donkey Street - spot on John Filmer.

Wil be interested to learn how you both homed in on it so quick.

Over to you John Filmer
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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9221 on: November 22, 2023, 01:06:00 PM »
Donkey Street?
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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9220 on: November 22, 2023, 11:26:45 AM »
Romney Marshes?

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9219 on: November 21, 2023, 11:13:54 PM »
Next GTP

I thought I still had an image ready but it turns out it was the one I just used.   So,  pinching JohnFilmer's idea.

Where is this?  The road and field boundaries are still very similar today. 

A place with an unusual name.   Other clues to follow if nobody gets it straight away.

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9218 on: November 20, 2023, 04:19:39 PM »
If I've got the right place, the location is:
  • Nat Grid:            TR 37582 54334
  • Nearest Post Code:   CT14 6QU
  • Co-ords (WGS84):     51°14'19"N,001°24'08"E or 51.2386857,1.4022532

Judging from the shadows it must have been very late morning!

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9217 on: November 20, 2023, 09:56:29 AM »

Thanks Jackie Paper

The beach at Deal has got to be one of the steepest around.

I remember a family trip to Deal as a seaside treat.  My visions of paddling were soon dashed when we saw how quickly the sea got deep.  Fortunately, a trip to the Rotunda amusement park soon made up for the disappointment.

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Offline Jackie Paper

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9216 on: November 20, 2023, 09:14:55 AM »
John Walker is correct.
Sandown Castle outlook point, Deal. There had been some big seas the previous night and the beach was piled up. Not sure how that lone camper in his tent enjoyed his night.

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9215 on: November 19, 2023, 11:01:25 PM »
I think its Lydd, just trying to place it accurately.
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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9214 on: November 19, 2023, 10:02:46 PM »
I'm thinking it's taken by the remains of Sandown Castle at the Thanet end of Deal?
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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9213 on: November 19, 2023, 07:46:16 PM »
More seriously, Isle of Thanet?

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9212 on: November 19, 2023, 07:42:48 PM »
Cape Wrath?  ;)

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9211 on: November 19, 2023, 07:02:21 PM »
You’d pass here if you sailed from Whitstable to Dungeness…

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9210 on: November 19, 2023, 01:32:40 PM »
That's a steep beach!  How about Dungeness?
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