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From your picture Neil, because I was too lazy to find my own :-D , my suggestion would be where the arrow says heading ENE:
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I'll have to have a drive up there again! Found the car was featured in Car and Classic April 2014, from which some of the sales particulars images came. The journalist had a bit of a drive around Dartmoor with the photography supplied by Simon Clay.

https://www.classicdriver.com/en/articl ... persuaders

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mickthemaverick wrote:
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From your picture Neil, because I was too lazy to find my own :-D , my suggestion would be where the arrow says heading ENE:

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I think your map is a little further "down" the road away from Princetown.



Walkhampton Common gets a mention but the point on the photograph is just out of Princetown roughly where it says Devils Bridge on the B3212 heading South West direction Yelverton.
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I assume you've had a virtual drive down on gmaps to find that so that'll do for me. I was going by map contours that fitted with the land slopes in the picture in the apex of a left hand curve!! :)
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The posts by the roadside which are picked up in the Aston Martin photos, are remarkably sparse on Dartmoor roads.
Thanks for digging your maps out and having a go Mick. The bing maps although they do a decent enough OS map option the streetview is useless with a capital U compared to google.

I've enjoyed my drive round Dartmoor, even saw some ponies!

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Just a reference back to The Trivia Investigation Team Telegraph Poles investigation.

Discovered an even older GPO pole today 1954 to be precise and looking good for its age. Bit of a Finial and a Ring up top
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Older than me :D Even Peter N was just a lad when that one was erected!!!
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CitroJim wrote:
28 Feb 2021, 17:56
Tyringham Church...

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I was intrigued by the prominent memorial stone on the wall...

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Lindi is a place in Tanzania...

There's a story here I'm sure but so far I've not had a lot of success in finding anything... But then my skills at searching out such things is not good...

One for the Trivia Investigation Team perhaps ;)
Message received, if anyone can chip in with some linked trivia please do.

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Well, here is something (and allows for a date typo, with a 3 instead of an 8);

https://buckinghamshireremembers.org.uk ... hp?id=5374
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And here is some more, it would appear that apart from his memorial in the photo he is also included in a memorial at North Mymms:

https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/name/281837
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Wiki has a page on Lindi :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindi
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And here is a bit about Fred which is contained within the record James posted, but I thought it worth putting up in its own right!! :)
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His employer mentioned on the plaque was Frederick Konig of Tyringham Hall

Little link with the church and the war memorial from the wiki page on Frederick https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Konig
Through his interest in theosophy, Konig came to know the architect Edwin Lutyens, whose wife, Lady Emily Bulwer-Lytton, was also interested in the subject. As a result, Lutyens was commissioned in 1920 to design a classical-style temple of music and a bathing pavilion in the gardens of the house.[12][13] He also designed a war memorial to the dead of the First World War at the Church of St Peter, Tyringham. The memorial was unveiled by Princess Marie Louise on 23 June 1921.[14]
Inside the church you find Lutyens design memorial, with Frederick Gubbins Name on

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So what did Lutyens Gardens and Pavillion's look like at Tyringham Hall :?:

Decent enough job :-D
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This is an interesting piece on the War Memorial inside the Church, it gives some information on the two other soldiers whose names appear on the original marble memorial.
http://www.lutyenstrustexhibitions1.org ... 4586711102

Frederick König’s wife Gerda was one of the Ladies-in-Waiting to Princess Marie Louise (one of the many grand-daughters of Queen Victoria), who performed the unveiling ceremony on 23 June 1921.

This unimposing section of the Churchyard at Tyringham was one of Lutyens last designs. A simple boxwood surround to the resting place of Frederick Konig.

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