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LYNN AT WAR

Postby EWW » 14 Jul 2006, 09:10

SORRY! If some of these pictures have been posted before..


EVACUEES ARRIVE 1939


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1940 WOOD ST SOUTH ST


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1941


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USED TO PLAY IN THESE CRATORS IN ORCHARD LN AS A KID


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1942


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JUBILEE BANK. WHERE IS IT O.G?

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DOCKS


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PEOPLE THINK THE EAGLE WAS THE ONLY PUB BOMBED NOT SO.
VICTORIA TOP OF THE LOKE.

THEN & NOW


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ST JOHNS TERRACE NEXT TO PARK VIEW HOTEL

THEN & NOW

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FERRY ST FIRE STATION 1940


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COULD NOT FIND NAMES FOR PIC DEL! MAYBE SOME OF THEM ON HERE? SAME DATE.

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THE BOER WAR

1900 MY FATHER TALKED OF THIS DAY OFTEN, HE MAY HAVE BEEN IN
PICS, 11 YRS OLD IN 1900 HALF DAY OFF FROM SCHOOL, AND FREE POP.


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Postby dale » 14 Jul 2006, 09:31

Ant idea what were the Germans trying to bomb?
They were pretty far from the docks and little industry existed in the bombed areas.
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Postby EWW » 14 Jul 2006, 10:12

Coopers, Docks, Railway. Nothing else to bomb, but bomb aiming being what it
was in those days it was pot luck on what you hit.
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Postby dale » 14 Jul 2006, 12:01

where is the last pic taken?

Is it next to Greyfriars tower or is that gaywood alsmhouses in the background?
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Postby cazzi » 14 Jul 2006, 12:42

To me, it looks it was taken from a window in the County Court building, looking down St James Street.

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Postby cazzi » 14 Jul 2006, 12:44

That woman must have been in a hurry - from the way she's flashing her ankles!!
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Postby cazzi » 14 Jul 2006, 12:58

Do those pictures have any relation to Teddy's scout picture?

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Postby EWW » 14 Jul 2006, 14:00

Hello Caz, bit of a bind going throught this poxy proxy but we'd be
stuffed without it, us AOL users, but as you know admin are trying
to sort it with them. Yes pic taken from entrance to park, don't know
about scout pic, but will look it up in celebrations folder. Parade in
first three pics was for the relief of Mafeking. Tower gardens in background
before library was built.
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Postby delbert » 14 Jul 2006, 15:18

hi eww
great pics ...any more ?
nice touch with maps :D
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Postby EWW » 14 Jul 2006, 16:14

Plenty plenty Del but you would not believe what we have to do to get them
on, Cazzi and I, but will soldier on :?
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Postby choks » 14 Jul 2006, 16:20

Yes , At present..

Hopefully Admin will sort it all out...for you both..

AOL eh!

Great Pics EWW...

Keep 'em Comming :wink:
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Scouts

Postby teddybear1959 » 14 Jul 2006, 18:40

Scouts were formed in 1907 so not at the same time as the Boer War.

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Postby Mike.H » 14 Jul 2006, 19:06

Great pics EWW, sorry you and Cazzi are having to jump through hoops to post but thanks for doing so. 8)

Good info Teddy, helps to clear doubt. 8)
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Boer War Pictures

Postby teddybear1959 » 14 Jul 2006, 19:45

What fantastic pictures.

Are they from a private collection or in the library? It would be interesting to know what the banner says and also the shop wall above the semi-circular building at the end of St James' St.

Also the Tobacconists Shop behing the young boys, what else does it say on the window?

Also, was it sand or sawdust on the road? Why would they spread it on the roads? Tar? Was it a summer's day?

Questions, questions.

Great pictures.

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Postby EWW » 15 Jul 2006, 06:33

Can't de-cypher the signs TB but am told by one of our local historians,
that a lot of the roads were made up of compacted crushed stone, so
that could count for the dusty look of the roads. I have read other
accounts of mothers taking their children out and standing them near
the tar burners to inhale the fumes as they thought that it would help
chest complaints, but will check further. If you look back at the old pics
that you posted TB you will see a road roller rolling the crushed stone
near the south gates. It was'nt till the moter car was in abundance on
the roads that tarmac was used, faster low slung cars used to suck the
dust that bound the roads together out causing the road to degrade.
It's easier to re-edit these posts this way rather than putting new replies
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