Posted by on 31 January 2012 in General, Postcard Poser, Record Collections

Can you guess the location of this month’s postcard poser? It has changed use over the years but this old building still has one of the best views in town…

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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Richard Cole 

Is it the Spireller Building in Letchworth Hertfordshire?

31 January 2012 at 5:20 pm
Eve chris 

could it be part of County Hall, London ?

31 January 2012 at 11:56 pm
Martin Tolley 

I think I agree with #2 This has a striking resemblance architecturally with London County Hall. But it’s not the regular view from along the bridge.

1 February 2012 at 9:10 am
thelma Shillingford 

County Hall, Westminster. Used for many years by the Greater London Council, followed by the Inner London Education Authority (I.L.E.A.) before it closure. It was then sold and transferred into a Hotel.

1 February 2012 at 3:44 pm

It looks like the Naval college at Greenwich, London.

1 February 2012 at 4:45 pm
Ruthie Adams 

Buckingham Palace taken from the island where the statue of queen Victoria is before modernisation and much of the grass (if not all)got rid of

2 February 2012 at 10:15 am
Julie Moore 

Is it Horse Guards Parade?

2 February 2012 at 10:17 am
Danielle Mallette 

Scottland Yard’s building…

2 February 2012 at 10:20 am
Roger Powell 

Could this be Chelsea Hospital ?

2 February 2012 at 10:29 am
Teresa Cruickshank 

Royal Hospital, Chelsea

2 February 2012 at 10:29 am
Gillian Long 

Royal Star and Garter Home, Richmond?

2 February 2012 at 10:30 am
Sue Long 

Buckingham Palace

2 February 2012 at 10:58 am
Fi Phillips 

Is it Kensington Palace?

2 February 2012 at 11:25 am

It looks a little like Greenwich, London.

2 February 2012 at 11:33 am
Julie Burnham 

Royal Star and Garter home, Richmond

2 February 2012 at 11:44 am

Looks like the Royal Star and Garter Home in Richmond.

2 February 2012 at 12:26 pm

Well done to Gillian Long and all others who got this right! It is indeed the Star and Garter Home on Richmond Hill in Surrey. In Victorian days a glamorous hotel stood on the site, but it’s now a home for disabled service men and women. More on Wikipedia for those interested,_Richmond

2 February 2012 at 1:02 pm
josephine deegan 

im looking for the curtin and kelly line from co limerick ireland

4 February 2012 at 2:32 pm