Identification longshot/Talking Point Number 44

  Brumas 22:20 30 Nov 2007
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A parade of four solid looking semi-detached houses overlooking a large, purpose built yachting pond. No further clues as, yet again this is another un-posted postcard with a ‘standard’ type of back – no message, address or postmark!

  Legolas 23:04 30 Nov 2007

That looks a bit like the boating pond in Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae off the West coast of Scotland

  ashdav 02:00 01 Dec 2007

On an east facing coast (check the shadows from the railings)or very possibly a north facing coast such as Devon/Cornwall but I doubt this.
It's a small bay which puts Isle of Wight in my mind.
We'll see...

  Totally-braindead 09:53 01 Dec 2007

I might be wrong but the last time I had a gues I was right. It looks to me like the boating pond in Dundee. Stobsmuir pond, if the picture is not it its very similar.
See swannie ponds for images click here=

  sunny staines 10:04 01 Dec 2007

scottish houses looking at the brickwork.

  Totally-braindead 10:12 01 Dec 2007

Been reconsidering my thoughts. I know its an old picture and the poolside has been changed but I don't think it is Dundee because of the hills behind the houses. Its certainly similar though.
Its called swannie ponds because of the swans (obviously).

  Legolas 12:49 01 Dec 2007

If you search google for images of millport you will see some very similar houses to the ones in the postcard, although I can't find any images of the boating pond.

  Brumas 13:42 01 Dec 2007

I know someone who lives in Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae, so I shall send him a scan of the postcard and wait his verdict. One way or another we shall know the answer.

  Legolas 14:03 01 Dec 2007

Good idea Brumas. I spent many childhood holidays on Millport although the boating pond wasn't one of our usual haunts. I await the outcome with interest.

  Legolas 14:22 01 Dec 2007

Should also have said I showed the postcard to my Father and with no promping from me he said it looked like the boating pond on millport.

  laurie53 19:01 01 Dec 2007

First place I thought of was Stobsmuir, but on reflection I'm not so sure.

Certainly looks very familiar though.

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