In the informative and fascinating discussion over the question of George Colley and Lisa Ashby’s research into the Holden family that I feature here last week, an interesting side issue was raised: that of the identity of the well built lady in several 1926 General Strike era local photos.
Lisa thinks the woman is Louisa Holden, whilst reader Lynn thinks it’s Martha Price, who’s named in some images I’d not noticed in the book ‘A Picture Tour’ of Old Pelsall, Rushall and Shelfield’ by Bill Mayo and John Sale. I’ve scanned those images, and posted them below for reader perusal.
First up, is it the same lady?
Secondly, does anyone else have a view on who she might be?
Whilst I have the utmost respect for Bill Mayo and John Sale as the authors, the captions in history books are not always correct. But if it is indeed the same person in the images, she must have been fairly well known hereabouts.
I express no opinion, but you’re welcome to. Comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.