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Isle of Man
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A UK aerial view inclduing a coastal industrial plant, various settlements, and a healthy network of railways. Where is it?
A general scene from the mid-1980s. Where is it
Answer: Norwich (Thorpe). Congratulations are due to the following for their correct answers: Colin Penfold, Bryn Pitcher, Simon Wass, Dave Goodyear, Neil Kearns.
Photo by David Caldwell [RCTS Collection]
Thorpe is the last survivor of three termini, with Victoria closing to passengers as early as 1916. The image shows two signalboxes just prior to electrification, which was completed from Ipswich by May 1987.
Much of Norwich suffered heavy damage during the Baedeker Blitz in April 1942, with the post-War city planners destroying much more. The rebuilt city is what we see in the background. St Peter Mancroft (from 1455) is an unusually-fine church, which suffered blast damage to the windows but no more.
We're going slightly off-topic - But just look (below) at the incredible light of St Peter Mancroft. Photo credit: Jay Hulme.
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