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16 minutes ago, magnetman said:

Perhaps a Thames ferry. There were many of these. 

 

 


Yes the Thames was my first thought,

even crossed me mind it could be that Goring again,


 

not a lot to go on,

the house has a well in the garden,

but it’s take someone with very local knowledge to identify it through that,

 

I would expect there might still to be a ferry service, 🤷‍♀️

is there owt on the Thames that’s fit the bill?

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The chain ferry and general appearance made me think that it could be Bablock Hyth before the new pub was built, but the original house seems to be at right angles to the river, not facing it.

 

I also think a lot of the Thames ferry houses were bungalows.

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7 minutes ago, Tony Brooks said:

I also think a lot of the Thames ferry houses were bungalows


that’s interesting to me,

I wasn’t aware there were Ferry Houses,

but obvious now you say,

 

maybe this isn’t so difficult to identify if there’s someone with local knowledge. 

 

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32 minutes ago, Tony Brooks said:

The chain ferry and general appearance made me think that it could be Bablock Hyth before the new pub was built, but the original house seems to be at right angles to the river, not facing it.

 

I also think a lot of the Thames ferry houses were bungalows.

 

The house is very similar to the Cliveden ferry below Cookham. The problem is there is a chiltern escarpment behind it with rising ground but its not impossible there is some artistic licence as it not a photo.

 

The open ground on the left implies parkland so a stately home was nearby I think. 

 

Another possibility is the Ferry at Hambleden but the house if there was one is long gone.

 

Quite narrow so maybe further up the River. 

 

It also has a feel of Spade Oak ferry but the shape of the house is wrong.

 

One does wonder how accurate these old paintings are. Looks like a nice little vegetable patch in front of the house but this could just be to make the picture more engaging. 

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Easy, Hampton Ferry in Evesham.

Somewhere, I do have a screen grab from Farson Digital Webcams of me moving a boat from Gloucester to Stowe Hill.....I hadnt even realised I was that close to Evesham,  and went through at full pelt!...it was early in the year though.

 

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On 16/11/2023 at 19:46, beerbeerbeerbeerbeer said:

Yes, I think your right, all put together at the same time,

 

but the rail and balusters are dead rough, I’m certain they’re cast,

 

 


Re The Avenue Bridge 


I’m sure the supports are sandstone. I suspect they were possibly machine turned as it looks to be quite soft stone. As you can see they’ve been carved with graffiti 😡That couldn’t be done with cast concrete, there’s no joins I can see which would probably be the case if cast/ moulded 

They are sand coloured.

 

Theres quite a lot of that colour sandstone around that area, such as Kinver Aust cliff and Debdale. 
 

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19 hours ago, Stroudwater1 said:

Theres quite a lot of that colour sandstone around that area, such as Kinver Aust cliff and Debdale. 

Here you go Stroudwater1,

you might find this interesting, particularly the maps with annotation for the bridges:

 

https://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/sites/default/files/2023-02/shropshire_union_canal_management_plan.pdf

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39 minutes ago, beerbeerbeerbeerbeer said:

I’m not getting the 3 Men in a Boat clue at the moment either,

Unless of course it’s on the Oxford, 

cant be anywhere on the Thames??

Perhaps the clue was linked to it being a photo taken during a cruise of 3 boats with a man in each boat.

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1 hour ago, beerbeerbeerbeerbeer said:

I’m not getting the 3 Men in a Boat clue at the moment either,

Unless of course it’s on the Oxford, 

cant be anywhere on the Thames??


Jerome K Jerome was from Walsall.

 

It could be Oxford though.

 

Or based on past form of @Heartland it may very well be cryptic.

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