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Graham



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:11 am    Post subject: Old photos of Bridgnorth Reply with quote

Foot bridge, 1898
Source, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1143698102311628&set=gm.734182110045417&type=3&theater


1653402_1143698102311628_5151626298883301736_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

British Film Institute film of a photography club's 1954 coach trip to Shropshire.
Includes some brief shots of Bridgnorth Cliff Railway at about 3:30

http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-operation-snapshot-1954/
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Undated.


15109444_1446564945358274_7781567786821313857_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham,
What a delightful image of days gone by.
Do you think it dates from around the 1920's?

It would be good to take the same shot today and compare the differences. Could this be one for Sharpo?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Divington_R wrote:
Graham,
What a delightful image of days gone by.
Do you think it dates from around the 1920's?

It would be good to take the same shot today and compare the differences. Could this be one for Sharpo?

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Reg.

Just read your post and smiled, I'm sure I've taken similar shots in recent years - as have many others. Not sure how easy it is to find one of mine easily though.

Found them, taken on several different occasions, more close ups or general views rather than an identical type of shot. I'm sure somebody local to Bridgnorth could easily get one.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to http://www.bridgnorthcliffrailway.co.uk/page/24/history.htm and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgnorth_Cliff_Railway the railway was opened on 1892 and the original wooden cars were replaced in 1955 with the current aluminium ones, so that gives a definite date range for the photo.
Other than that, the only clues I can see to go on are that only two of the five men are wearing a hat and there are no television aerials, so 1920s sounds as good a guess as any, although two people on the original post are suggesting late 1930s.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
According to http://www.bridgnorthcliffrailway.co.uk/page/24/history.htm and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgnorth_Cliff_Railway the railway was opened on 1892 and the original wooden cars were replaced in 1955 with the current aluminium ones, so that gives a definite date range for the photo.
Other than that, the only clues I can see to go on are that only two of the five men are wearing a hat and there are no television aerials, so 1920s sounds as good a guess as any, although two people on the original post are suggesting late 1930s.
It is a pitty that there are no adult women in the shot. Mens fashions hardly seem to change from 1920s to 1950s. Similarly with childrens clothes, often school uniform even at weekends.

Good photograph
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The detail maybe worth a discussion. Above the upper station passenger boarding point there looks like what could be a water tank? Formed of rectangular panels on the upper row and arched topped panels below.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Undated, although, as above, the wooden cars make it 1892 - 1955.


17425980_1310107749043003_5862469418689676083_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
Undated, although, as above, the wooden cars make it 1892 - 1955.

The image is from the Francis Frith Collection, where it is dated circa 1955, ie close to the end of that era. That was my initial feeling for the other photo above - certainly I think it's later than the 20's. Original source: http://www.francisfrith.com/bridgnorth/bridgnorth-the-cliff-railway-c1955_b204064

There is another photo of the Cliff Railway dated 1898 in the same collection. See http://www.francisfrith.com/bridgnorth/bridgnorth-the-lift-1898_42631
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Undated. Footbridge makes it 1895 - 1976.


17554426_1437297382981361_4866728516338057247_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Undated. Absence of footbridge makes it pre-1895


17629982_1437297386314694_6088117226340868756_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Undated. Possibly preservation era? That looks like an (ex-)army tent in front of the cottage.


17553779_1437228772988222_1571658660706794875_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both undated, although some time apart, judging by the undergrowth above the tunnel.


17626157_1437228739654892_118483830659182838_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr


17630007_1437228852988214_2222592746556628994_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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And: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1437228852988214&set=pcb.1019932154803743&type=3&theater
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Undated. Pre-1955 wooden cars.


17553972_1437934702917629_539282084950224118_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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