Lord knows where he found it, but isn’t this picture from the Young David Evans a remarkable thing?
Emailed to me this morning, I’m 99% certain it’s the Spring Cottage in Shelfield, sometime around 1910 I’d say. I invite comments and views on this remarkable photograph. The crowd are wonderful. Does anyone have further information? I’ve never seen this image before.
One assumes the building that exists today – now a Co-op store – is a later rebuild of the Spring Cottage, and this was an earlier incarnation. Note the great dogs, bicycles and headgear. What’s with the two guys on the left with flowerpot hats? The young girl. Wonder if we can work out the time period from the licensee and existence of the tram tracks?
Please do comment or email me – BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers to David Evans for sharing a wonderful find – I know readers will love this.