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Graham



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Location: The banks of the River Severn as it meanders through the sun dappled leafy glades of Worcestershire

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Undated. I've always known this as the Clee Hill Incline, but Ditton Priors is the nearest village, so I suppose either name will do.


22366475_1659268210784276_6439848863889496313_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Billingsley, c.1915


22539859_1289636737807474_2384123992493223204_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jackfield 1952


22555169_1975911429358659_5380078648510242554_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No railway connection here, but I thought it was such an unusual subject it was worth including.
First World War tank being cut up for scrap, possibly in Brintons Park, Kidderminster.
No further information available. The war memorial at St Mary's in Kidderminster was dedicated in 1922, so this could possibly be a temporary memorial that was scrapped at that time, but that is just a guess.


23168062_10159448084310517_3257995427508799895_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll put this here because it doesn't really fit anywhere else.
1921 map of Railways of Shropshire, looking very much like a Tolkien map of The Shire.


23376610_2010575792560566_2112530336810973206_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
No railway connection here, but I thought it was such an unusual subject it was worth including.
First World War tank being cut up for scrap, possibly in Brintons Park, Kidderminster.
No further information available. The war memorial at St Mary's in Kidderminster was dedicated in 1922, so this could possibly be a temporary memorial that was scrapped at that time, but that is just a guess.


23168062_10159448084310517_3257995427508799895_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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Just imagine how much that tank could be worth today if it had not been cut up!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The same could be said for everything from Supermarine Spitfires to broad gauge locomotives.
The trick is to recognise what's worthless now, but will be worth a fortune in the future.
And have somewhere to store it of course...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broseley Tileries, near Ironbridge, 1960s


23722747_1946796238865267_1119426064348905259_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have some doubts about it being Broseley, given the prominence of the hills in the background - Broseley is itself on a hilltop, and it's downhill in pretty much every direction.

(I know you took this from the original post; I intend to mention this to them!)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
I'll put this here because it doesn't really fit anywhere else.
1921 map of Railways of Shropshire, looking very much like a Tolkien map of The Shire.


23376610_2010575792560566_2112530336810973206_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

https://scontent.fbhx1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23376610_2010575792560566_2112530336810973206_n.jpg?oh=b97870bd91b21934345a2ff42959cece&oe=5AAADEBC

Arley is missing, presumably because it isn't in Shropshire although Bewdley is shown.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, there's no Stourport either, it looks like they've only included the principal stations in the surrounding counties.

I had my doubts about that being the Wrekin as well as it certainly looks like an isolated peak when viewed from the top of Clee Hill or any of the other vantage points round here. I thought maybe it looks different from that direction.
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