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  • Hi again

    Just had a look at the Fred Dinage documentary, and the photo of Valerie Storie opposite the field entrance. It looks as if it's about turn from my initial thoughts, for that photo shows a location at the bottom of Marsh Lane, location number 2. You can see the turn off to the right, now the entrance to Eton Collage rowing facility. If the pylon photo is authentic, it could be the pylon in line with the farmhouse, the trees in the distance make more sense. Also, the bails of hay in the field would make sense, the abduction taking place in October.
    Last edited by Observer; 07-10-2020, 08:57 PM.

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    • Or August?

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      • My first reaction to that photo was the same, that it was looking towards the bottom of Marsh Lane and thereby suggested location 2. But the National Speed Limit sign suggests otherwise; would the speed limit change up to 70 just before a right angle bend?

        With regard to the wire fence running away to the left, I think this can suggest either location. If you look at the photo of location 2 there is a hedge on the left indicating a border line which could well have been a wire fence previously.

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        • Originally posted by moste View Post
          Or August?
          Oooopps sorry August.

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          • Originally posted by NickB View Post
            My first reaction to that photo was the same, that it was looking towards the bottom of Marsh Lane and thereby suggested location 2. But the National Speed Limit sign suggests otherwise; would the speed limit change up to 70 just before a right angle bend?

            With regard to the wire fence running away to the left, I think this can suggest either location. If you look at the photo of location 2 there is a hedge on the left indicating a border line which could well have been a wire fence previously.
            Yes I see what you mean, the Dinage doc photo must be Deadman's Hill then?

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            • Originally posted by NickB View Post

              With regard to the wire fence running away to the left, I think this can suggest either location. If you look at the photo of location 2 there is a hedge on the left indicating a border line which could well have been a wire fence previously.
              Yes I agree.

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              • Incidently, in 1972 I was in the Army stationed at Arborfield 12 miles from Dorney Reach, I know the area well. Pity I wasn't aware of the location back then. Travelled down the A4 many a time seem to remember the Old Station Inn.

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                • For what it's worth (very little) just been thinking, my fellow Squaddie/friend Ian D, was raised in Bracknell Berkshire. So, on the night of the abduction he will have been sitting only 8 miles from the field in Dorney Reach. He is older than me, I reckon he'll have been about 16 at the time. I was in touch with him until about 2 years ago. Wonder if he remembers anything from that time?

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                  • Again for what it's worth (again very little) in the 90's and onwards, I became interested in photography, and visited quite a few infamous murder sites and took photographs, JTR of course, Jack The Stripper, the Crippen case, and the A6 murder, among others. Sad I know, but there you go.

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                    • Across the cornfield from location 1, there is a big house near the river in which lived Ernie Wise until his death. However he could not have been the intended target as he only moved there in 1977.

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                      • Originally posted by NickB View Post
                        Across the cornfield from location 1, there is a big house near the river in which lived Ernie Wise until his death. However he could not have been the intended target as he only moved there in 1977.
                        Regardless of the year he moved in though, he could not have been the intended target because he had ‘short, fat, hairy, legs!

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                        • Originally posted by moste View Post

                          Regardless of the year he moved in though, he could not have been the intended target because he had ‘short, fat, hairy, legs!
                          Well, he was arrested in Blackpool perhaps he was looking for Morcambe

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