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    It's not Glasgow.

    Come on b3nr, its nearly the weekend (kind of), you can waste a day trying to work it out...

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    Harry its a Wednesday...

    I'm trying, i'm trying! Glasgow was my first thought too. I'm trying to search through all those hundreds off god awful regeneration 'visual sound bite' buildings they keep plonking in docklands... hell it worked for Bilboa right?

    I'm ready for a punt: Salford?

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    Nope, not Salford.

    Clue time, I feel...

    It was founded where two rivers meet by an Earl who was out hunting, who saw it as a perfect opportunity to provide a market and a port.

    It was the second port of England for 300 years.

    A town in Massachusetts, US of A is named after it.

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    Southampton?

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    I'm going with Bristol.

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    Quote Originally posted by Tranplanner View post
    I'm going with Bristol.
    No Southampton or Bristol in Massachusetts, only a Bristol County. I am going to guess Plymouth.
    Last edited by jmello; 29 Aug 2007 at 10:06 AM.

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    The MA thing hardly helps given I found a Taunton, a Bedford, Falmouth, Truro, Woburn, Bolton and Boston there too.

    There is no Portsmouth in MA... I thought i knew Plymouth quite well, but perhaps not. Is it Plymouth?

    /edit: Whoops, pipped to the post.

    Okay Hull then, just in case

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    b3nr bags it

    Hull it is.

    since when was Bolton a port?! Or Bedford for that matter.

    The pic is of The Deep, an aquarium in Hull. wikipedia link

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    What?! Blimming 'eck.

    So what is that thing in Hull then? Apart from a vain attempt to reinvigorate a dockside area which will hopefully become a catalyst for economic regeneration and gentrifcation of the wider area... anyone else bored of these landmark buildings? Or am I just cynical.
    (Edit: Oh an Aquarium, sorry...).

    Okay this is quite easy, Harry you need to give a days head start...


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    Hmm...Portsmouth?

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    Quote Originally posted by Tranplanner View post
    Hmm...Portsmouth?
    You need to look at a map of Massachusetts or at least Google your guesses first.

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    Quote Originally posted by jmello View post
    No Southampton or Bristol in Massachusetts, only a Bristol County. I am going to guess Plymouth.
    Try googling Southampton, MA.

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    Quote Originally posted by jmello View post
    You need to look at a map of Massachusetts or at least Google your guesses first.
    Gee, I don't recall seeing anything about this latest GTC having a town named after it in Mass. That was the last previous one, posted by HRH, which turned out to Hull.

    Maybe YOU should try reading a little harder before posting your "advice".

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    Quote Originally posted by Tranplanner View post
    Gee, I don't recall seeing anything about this latest GTC having a town named after it in Mass. That was the last previous one, posted by HRH, which turned out to Hull.

    Maybe YOU should try reading a little harder before posting your "advice".
    Touche! I thought that was just another picture of Hull. I will guess Douglas on the Isle of Man.

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    Douglas. Goodness, no.

    No its not Plymouth.

    Historical industries include; slaves, piracy, tobacco and prostitution... and thats not a joke.

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    have I allowed the days headstart now?

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    Quote Originally posted by b3nr View post
    Historical industries include; slaves, piracy, tobacco and prostitution... and thats not a joke.
    But that could be any UK Port

    Bristol?

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    Quote Originally posted by b3nr View post
    Historical industries include; slaves, piracy, tobacco and prostitution... and thats not a joke.
    I am going to go with Bristol.

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    Ah its good to know this town is still famous for somthing...

    Yes its Merrie-olde-Bristol.

    Looking forward to yours TranmPlanner!

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    Alrighty, try this one on for size. Be warned...most of my other photos of this town are of the "anorak" variety, so hopefully someone recognizes it quickly!


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    I name that city in one...

    Manchester

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    Oh lol. I was going to say Bradford.

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    Manchester it is. Wasn't supposed to be thateasy!

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    Harry is too good at this.

    I think your in good company as far as 'anoraky' photos go

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    Quote Originally posted by Tranplanner View post
    Manchester it is. Wasn't supposed to be thateasy!
    Maybe choosing one of the finest examples of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in UK wasn't too good a move

    And b3nr is right, you're in good company for anoraks...we're all planners aren't we?!

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