Posted by on 20 July 2011 in General, Postcard Poser, Record Collections

Can you guess the location of this month’s postcard poser?  Hint: there’s a train station on the right side of the image but we’ve removed the name for obvious reasons!

For those who are new to this feature on our blog, every month we share a postcard-style photo taken somewhere in the UK. It could be a particular property, a famous landmark, or just a view of the town centre. All you have to do is tell us where the photo was taken in the comments section below.

Ancestry old postcard poser July

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Kathy lomanbrown 

Sutton Surrey

20 July 2011 at 5:00 pm
Gillian Long 

Looks like Putney station to me!

20 July 2011 at 5:00 pm
Mark Hall 

Was it A.W. Taylor, Auctioneers etc, Auction Survey & Estate Offices, 159 High Street, Putney S.W?

20 July 2011 at 5:03 pm
Nina Davies 

Putney Station !

20 July 2011 at 7:49 pm
Judy Lester 

I think this is Sutton, Surrey.

20 July 2011 at 9:10 pm
thelma Shillingford 

Top end of Putney High Street. SW15 Looking down the high street towards Putney Bridge. Putney South Western Railway Station is on the Right.

20 July 2011 at 9:27 pm
Mavis Haddock 

Sutton, Surrey

20 July 2011 at 10:19 pm
Helen Osborn 

Definitely Putney High Street.

21 July 2011 at 9:09 am

going to go for somerthing completely different and say Truro in Cornwall?

21 July 2011 at 11:03 am
Linda Dutton 

Looks like Putney in south west London.

21 July 2011 at 11:07 am
Carol Partridge 

Putney Station Top end of Putney high Streey

21 July 2011 at 11:14 am
Pat Hansford 

Waterloo Station

21 July 2011 at 11:15 am
Joan Hannah 

I think its Tooting Junction Station, going towards Amen Corner, Tooting.

21 July 2011 at 11:21 am

I cheated and looked at Putney station on google maps. Its just as it was in the day the photo was taken.

21 July 2011 at 11:22 am

Putney Station, Wandsworth

21 July 2011 at 11:36 am

tooting junction

21 July 2011 at 11:45 am
Ian Oakham 

Putney Station top of the High Street.

21 July 2011 at 11:47 am
Peter Druce 

Putney Station in Putney High Street

21 July 2011 at 11:49 am

How about Weymouth.

21 July 2011 at 12:16 pm

OK everybody thanks so much for all your comments! Gillian was the first to get the correct answer – it is of course Putney Station and the top of Putney High Street.

We’re going to have to try something a bit harder next month – you lot are too good!

21 July 2011 at 12:31 pm
Brian Easter 

Putney. The main road does go downhill quite steeply

21 July 2011 at 12:42 pm
margaret frank 

Didn’t have a clue as I have never been any where near Putney, but 100% sure it wasn’t York where I live. Thanks for setting the puzzle.

21 July 2011 at 1:56 pm

In the early 1970s, back in my student days, I lived in Putney. The shop to the left of the station (Taylor’s) was then a men’s clothes shop and I used to buy my two-tone flared jeans there. Purple above the knees, green below! Sad but true!

21 July 2011 at 4:02 pm

A2A docs has

Messrs A.W. Taylor and Co., 159 High Street, Putney, S.W

mentioned as part of the Cokayne (Ruston) Collection held at Northamptonshire Record Office.

22 July 2011 at 5:46 pm
Alan Phillips 

It’s Sutton, Surrey. The pub on the left is now one of those funny named Smith & Jones’ pubs.

25 July 2011 at 2:53 pm

Alan, #25. The correct answer was announced on 21st July, it’s Putney!!!

26 July 2011 at 10:46 am

#27, Marketing online London, no you haven’t, you are just another pathetic spammer. Do NOT click on his username and boycott this company!!!


27 July 2011 at 10:13 am

Thanks for the heads up BroMaelor, I’ll remove it 🙂

27 July 2011 at 10:57 am

It’s Putney main line station.

27 July 2011 at 2:52 pm

I will recommend not to hold off until you get enough amount of cash to order goods! You can just get the loan or just car loan and feel comfortable

27 July 2011 at 7:44 pm

#30. more SPAM!

The ONLY way to stop this is to restrict posting to registered Ancestry subscribers!!!!

28 July 2011 at 12:45 pm

this may be putney station

1 August 2011 at 3:44 pm