Posted by on 21 December 2011 in General, Postcard Poser

Can you guess the location of this month’s postcard poser?  Seasonally-themed (but not in the obvious way), this one is also tricky for a major reason which I’m sure you clever lot will take no time to point out!

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.

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Rosamunde Bott 

Great Western Railway Hotel and Snow Hill station entrance, Birmingham. Sadly, now demolished. Presumably the Snow Hill reference is the seasonal part!

21 December 2011 at 2:40 pm

Is the seasonal ‘Snow Hill ‘ by chance ? in which case, know this one !!

21 December 2011 at 2:42 pm
Pat Cooke 

St. Pancras Railway Station

21 December 2011 at 2:45 pm
Mel Campbell 

It’s a guess but I think it’s the Great Western Hotel in Birmingham which is now the Snow Hill station??

21 December 2011 at 2:47 pm
Andrew M Charlton 

Would that be the Great Western Royal Hotel Paddington?

21 December 2011 at 2:52 pm
Felicity House 

Hotel built in 1863 at Snow Hill, Birmingham for Great Western Railway. Seasonal Name?!

21 December 2011 at 3:15 pm
Eve Knowles-Martin 

I think its Snow Hill Railway Station in Birmingham, now very different.

21 December 2011 at 3:15 pm
Lez Jordan 

Birmingham Snow Hill Station

21 December 2011 at 3:19 pm
Ian Cann 

Great Western Railway Hotel & Snow Hill Station in Birmingham.

21 December 2011 at 3:23 pm
Helen Weatherall 

It is the original Snow Hill Station facade sadly demolished in 1977

21 December 2011 at 3:42 pm
denise rostron 

snow hill,sadly now demolished

21 December 2011 at 5:06 pm
jane simpson 

Snow Hill, Birmingham

21 December 2011 at 5:10 pm
Christine Hughes 

Snow Hill Station Birmingham. It was demolished and replaced and It is now the second most important railway station in the city, after Birmingham New Street station.

21 December 2011 at 6:28 pm

Thanks to all for taking part. It is indeed the old Snow Hill Station in Birmingham (the name bearing the seasonal reference!).

Such a grand old building, so really sad that it was demolished, but apparently the foundations weren’t entirely robust and it started very slowly sliding down the hill!

22 December 2011 at 11:00 am