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Clog Maker

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Amle, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Amle

    Amle Well-Known Member

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    In my Vintage Postcard Group we are trying to identify where this picture is.

    No Clues other than what we see
    Scott Clog Maker.
    Milligan Shop.
    Either a Barrel or some such sign hanging from building, 3rd right.

    Anybody have ideas on where this location is 11822722_10207475553551821_5384102764065044791_n.jpg Thank You.
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    No clues on the reverse of the postcard? (She said, hopefully...)
     
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    No Jan Sorry
     
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    There is mention of a William Scott,clog maker of Appleby in the Exeter,Plymouth paper of 1894
     
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    Thanks I will look and see if there are any other photos of Appleby?
     
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    Is it me I cant find anything about Appleby!
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Neither could I. The only Appleby that I could find was in Cumbria. :confused:

    However, I did find this...

    William SCOTT, clog-maker of the West Quarter, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in Alphington (Exeter and Plymouth Gazette 23rd November 1892)

    As the newspaper report is under the general heading of happenings in Castle of Exeter, the West Quarter could refer to an area of Exeter itself.

    Just a thought....
     
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    Googling Appleby,England comes up with Westmoreland
     
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    There is also an Appleby in lincolnshire. My gt gt parents where married there.
     
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  10. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    If you google West Side Exeter there is this site - "Exeter Memories" which gives a brief history of the area and lists the street and courts too.
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    I've solved the puzzle. Looked at the 1881 census and searched for the surname Scott with a keyword of clog. That brought up a William Scott and family in Haltwhistle (RG11/5109/19/29). Then I looked for black and white images of Haltwhistle and if you look at http://www.
    francisfrith.com/haltwhistle/haltwhistle-c1900_h344301
    you will see the selfsame picture (dated 1900) as in Amie's post :)

    Ann
     
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    Wow AnnB that is some detective work and to think I buy books about mysteries. Thank you so much. I love my old postcards and yes I can still appreciate the picture, it is so much better knowing what they are off.

    Top of the class AnnB and thanks again.
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Well done Ann:) - from she who had to google where Haltwhistle is:oops:
     
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    A fantastic piece of detective work! Well done, that woman! :D
     
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    11200792_879350362145571_5223847285955444374_n.jpg My friends from the Vintage Postcard Group say many thanks and clever sleuthing, they were impressed. As a thank you and with permission from Bob Young I am sharing a very moving postcard.
    Somerset Midsomer Norton. A disaster postcard. I just find it so sad.
     
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    The Artful Dodger Dodging, ducking and diving

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    And Mr. Google has an up to date picture of Main Street. Interesting to compare the 2 photographs.
     
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    Well done Ann8(:-)
     
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    That is some astonishing detective work indeed! Well done Ann!
     
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