Old Negatives

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by mick2007, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. mick2007

    mick2007 Well-Known Member

    I'm a bit of a lurker on here from time to time, but I was wondering if you can help me with this little lot.

    I've just acquired some old negs and I really can't seem to place where they are..though they do look familiar.

    I've searched for a while now, but to no avail.

    I was just wondering if anyone here could identify where these are?

    I've checked out most of the towns I could think of that has this kind of architecture..but as of yet nothing has shown up.

    Sorry about the poor scans, that is something I should be able to rectify soon.

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  2. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral. R.I.P.

    Very nice.

    I'm guessing Chester. A very random guess mind! I'd say that part of the UK. Many cathedrals have lost spires and stuff...

    Any more? We all love this old negatives shit :)
     
  3. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Love the 2nd pic
     
  4. Paul Russell

    Paul Russell Psychogeographer

    You'd might get more joy if you stuck this in General!
     
  5. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Found bumph that says there's been a Commercial Hotel in St Peter's churchyard since the 1800s but can't find any pictures that resemble that at all
     
  6. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    The third picture looks more like a cathedral, and bits of it are similar

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  7. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral. R.I.P.

    Nice idea. The names are always a good pointer. I'm still staying with Chester.

    Look for family businesses of Knight and Chadwick.
     
  8. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    but then maybe lots of cathedrals built around the same time had similar window
     
  9. Paul Russell

    Paul Russell Psychogeographer

    Second picture, yes, Chester or York. Third picture, an Oxford college. OK, complete guesses really.
     
  10. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Gave up on Knight and Chadwick as I just kept ending up in America and other far flung places
     
  11. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral. R.I.P.

    You're doing it wrong. I get good Google results that say Chester. Chadwicks - large arable farming family. Knight - just stinking rich bastards basically. Anyway, all says Chester.

    I'd like to play more internet, but I've just been targeted by a bunch of wronguns here. 6 of them, just 1 of me. Not even I am that stupid!

    Try Google...

    Chadwick, chester, family, knight...

    Or, summat like that. Remeber to use the commas!


    e2a; All is cool. A Policia Nacional van just turned up exactly when I wanted them. Only free WiFi I can find here, but I'm a bit exposed!
     
  12. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral. R.I.P.

    Whilst I'm on the subject...

    Put me blindfold in any city in Spain and I will tell you exactly where I am and where the the church bells were cast!

    Take my blindfold off and I will tell which stone mason carved what and where they worked previously and afterwards.

    It's not clever stuff. Just about looking and listening.
     
  13. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I'm nor looking for that. I'm looking for the hotel itself
     
  14. miss minnie

    miss minnie Well-Known Member

    1st picture I googled for over an hour looking for an image of the distinctive buttressed steeple on the far left with nothing bearing even a close resemblance.

    2nd picture... reminds me of Wells?

    3rd picture... not a very big cathedral, perhaps just a big church?
     
  15. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Remember, they're pretty old...could be pre-Baedeker raids.
     
  16. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Have to bear in mind a lot of churches lost their steeples though

    I'm still at it. Starting to get annoyed now.

    Have just been on google maps looking for the Commercial Hotel and whilst it's not right near St Peter's Church, maybe when the picture was taken, the grounds of the church were larger. However, the Hotel looks right near the Church. Maybe the Hotel itself was relocated? Also, I think one of the churches (but I've forgotten which one) had a pyramidial spire added in the late 1800s

    Anyway, I'm now concentrating on the big window and doorway of that third picture and it's doing my brain in

    Also need to bear in mind churches that may have been damaged during WWII and not renovated to the old style
     
  17. miss minnie

    miss minnie Well-Known Member

    They may well have lost steeples etc. but it doesn't mean that images of them with their steeples don't exist.
     
  18. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral. R.I.P.

    It could very well be Coventry.

    Same builders and stuff as Chester, but I am fairly sure this is Coventry.
     
  19. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Yeah, I've been looking at Coventry, especially as it sustained huge amounts of damage during WWII

    I'm bored of looking at cathedrals and have moved on to Abbeys. Bath Abbey has a similar window.

    Does anyone know what this style of window is called?

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  20. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Is this the same view from the opposite viewpoint, plus more modern buildings?

    ...I'm trying to match up the two spires

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  21. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    If so, it is Coventry.
     
  22. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    The steeple at the forefront or rear of the picture? The one at the front (ie. the tallest one) looks like it's on a square tower

    Although the very sharp pointy one looks like it could be the same steeple
     
  23. miss minnie

    miss minnie Well-Known Member

    Coventry Cathedral, good match Mrs M

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  24. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    i think you've got it mrs magpie - looks pretty much bang on...
     
  25. cybertect

    cybertect It's grim up north (London)

    mrs c, a Coventrian, has identified two of them as pre-war Coventry

    [I already had a hunch it might be Cov and worth asking her]

    The first one is Christchurch, Greyfriars

    http://www.historiccoventry.co.uk/tour/christchurch.php

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    The second one is St Mary's Hall, at the back of the cathedral [flipped over in your neg]

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    Bayley Lane, Coventry by amandabhslater, on Flickr

    e2a: seems you've already got close.

    The third one is probably Trinity Church on Trinity Street
     
  26. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    This is similar to third picture but don't think it's it

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  27. miss minnie

    miss minnie Well-Known Member

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  28. cybertect

    cybertect It's grim up north (London)

  29. mick2007

    mick2007 Well-Known Member

    This is amazing..but every time I try to reply the board locks up...

    I'll just try this one first.
     
  30. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    Top picture - I am almost certain is Coventry, the butressed spire is on the cathederal that was bombed out in ww2, and the closer church is prob greyfriars.

    That's all I can help with at the moment, I should recognise the second one, but can't place it? and the third is also familiar!
     

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