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Nelson

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Lifeboat House on the Beach
« on: October 14, 2019, 08:40:40 am »
A postcard that shows a fairly usual view west of the beach end of Ferry Road but one that unusually includes the old lifeboat house that stood there next to the coastguard cottages up to the 1920ís. On the extreme right of the card marked by the asterisk more bungalows nearer to the sea are just visible that were built after 1912 and narrows the probable date of the card.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2019, 02:55:57 pm by Nelson »

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Re: Lifeboat House on the Beach
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2019, 02:54:53 pm »
It just so happens that Lofty on this website has his own copy of this postcard and his is postally dated 1907. The Ordnance Survey map of 1912 doesnít show any buildings nearer the sea but obviously there must have been. Another example of even OS maps not being as accurate as you would think.
(The bungalows in question are marked in yellow)

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Re: Lifeboat House on the Beach
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2019, 09:46:41 pm »
Below is an aerial view of the area under discussion.   Not sure of the date but it was after the demolition of the coastguard cottages, and the bungalows seem to line up nicely with the 1931 map above.

I'm not totally convinced that this is of any use as the view doesn't go far enough east, but here it is anyway.   The bungalow "Montpelier" is at bottom left of the image.

« Last Edit: October 14, 2019, 10:28:19 pm by Lofty »
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