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Old England and New England

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Hyubie, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    I was looking through images posted by Petach in this thread, and seeing those images from London (and noting how similar that dome is with Providence's own state capitol), a thought hit me: can we call on members from (old) England and New England to post pictures of towns with the same names? I know there are a lot of places here in New England that were copied (?) from England/Ireland/Scotland's own towns/cities. Like Camridge, UK and Cambridge, MA. Or even Weymouth in Dorset and Weymouth in MA. Let's see how similar/different they are. :) 

    I wanted to start off, but - surprise surprise! - I have not yet taken a photo walk of my local town. :rolleyes:  Just wanted this idea out there, before I forget it.

    (Maybe during the New England meet and greet on July 9, we can also drop by Cambridge.)

    Anybody else want to start off? :biggrin:
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  2. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Very cool idea!

    Hi Hyubie,

    This is a very clever idea, I love it.

    I'll start by naming the towns on each border of my home town. Lets see if folks with like named towns in England, Scotland, etc. can list some of theres to get things started.

    So, here's my list, all readily available for matching images...

    Home Town First, then bordering towns cities etc.

    Rehoboth - doubtful as it's an American Indian name
    Seekonk - doubtful as it's an American Indian name

    East Providence - separate city

    Others available which should have an overseas match.

    Dartmouth (from the original Dartmouth)
    New Bedford (from the original Bedford)
  3. JayTee

    JayTee Mu-43 Rookie

    May 24, 2011
    Don't forget Worcester although it's half the size of the New England one

    This is a picture of the cathedral


    Taken with Olympus E-P2 and 9-18mm
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  4. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon Mu-43 Top Veteran

    I absolutely love this photo.....and I have been there!
  5. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    A couple from Dartmouth (Old England)

    Two from earlier in the year from Dartmouth (England). Dartmouth was originally called Lud-hill. Dartmouth was made corporate by Royal Charter dated 14th April, 1342. It returned it's first members of Parliament in 1298. The Saxon chronicle records the murder here of one Earl Beorn in 1049, so it has a rich and long history. The church tower belongs to St Saviour dating form the end of the 14th century.



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  6. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hi Barrie,

    Within the next week or so I'll make it down to Dartmouth, Ma. My home town! I'll shoot a few for this complex but fun thread.

    Cheers, Alan
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  7. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Plymouth (England)

    Plymouth from across the water, a view from Jennycliff

    The Prawn, a contraversial sculpture when it was erected some years ago. In the background are the Mayflower Steps, although this pier was built in 1792, so some time after the Pilgrim Fathers set sail

    Smeaton's Tower, a well known landmark on Plymouth Hoe. This was the third lighthouse to stand guard on the Eddystone reef, some 14 miles off Plymouth. It was in service from 1759 until 1882 when the rock it was build on started to crumble. It was replaced with the existing lighthouse and most of it was re-erected on Plymouth Hoe. It was the first lighthouse to be shaped like an oak tree and built of dovetailed interlocking granite blocks.

    The statue of Sir Francis Drake on the Hoe

    Drake he was a Devon man, an' ruled the Devon seas,
    (Capten, art tha sleepin' there below?),
    Rovin' tho' his death fell, he went wi' heart at ease,
    An' dreamin' arl the time o' Plymouth Hoe,
    "Take my drum to England, hang et by the shore,
    Strike et when your powder's runnin' low;
    If the Dons sight Devon, I'll quit the port o' Heaven
    An' drum them up the Channel as we drummed them long ago."
    (part of Henry Newbold's poem, Drake's Drum)

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  8. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England

    I promise I'm going to catch up to you.... Dartmouth is where I was born, and I'm in pretty close proximity to Plymouth...

    I like this thread, but it'll require a little travel time for me to catch up to you..

  9. simonz

    simonz Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 20, 2010
    New England
    New Hampshire

    In New Hampshire we have some cities and towns that sound like those in Old England. Here is a partial list.

    Manchester NH,
    Portsmouth NH,
    Exeter NH,
    New London NH,
    Bradford NH,
    New Castle NH,
    Lancaster NH,
    Lincoln NH,
    Chester NH,
    Northampton NH,
    Haverhill NH,
    Peterborough NH,
    Pembroke NH,
    Bristol NH,
    Salisbury NH,
    Andover NH,
    Canterbury NH,
    Dover NH,
    Newport NH,
    Epsom NH,
    Croydon NH,
    Bedford NH,
    Sutton NH
    Tamworth NH,

    I'll put these on my photo to-do list.
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  10. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Alan, I'm fortunate, if I wanted to visit both Plymouth and Dartmouth, I could catch the 93 bus service that links both places, and as you can see plays on the Mayflower theme.


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