Oh yes – catching up with last weeks email (yes, times are that stretched, sorry) I noted these images had dropped into my inbox from David Evans – they’d been generously donated by Reg ‘Aer Reg’ Fullelove, and he doesn’t know much about them.
Aer Reg has kindly offered these amazing images to the blog.
They were taken, he believes, before the time of the First World War, in or around Hednesford and offer a glimpse of life in times gone by.
But, I wonder if readers can help to solve the mystery of where and when they were taken, and what the event actually was?
Now, far be it from me to differ with Reg, but these look closer to 1930s to me, but I could very well be wrong. Does anyone out there (possibly in the Cannock/Hednesford/Norton contingent who I know read the blog) recognise them?
It’s clearly some kind of camping event. This picture is curious, with some of the group stood in a stream. Anyone recognise the bridge?
‘Hednesford CCC’ is mentioned on the one poster, (M?)arionettes on another. Note the stockings hanging on the line, too.
Thanks to Reg for a wonderful donation yet again, and a quick message to him: Sorry old chap, I’ve lots of your material to come. Time has been tight. I’ll try and get more up in coming weeks, promise – nothing is wasted, and I so love sharing the things you so kindly donate. Please forgive my tardiness.
In the meantime, if you can help, please do comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail do com. Cheers.