Sometimes, an image appears that’s puzzling or mysterious – often on auction sites and the like, and so it is with the picture featured here, and I’m wondering if readers can help, please?
The above fascinating image has appeared on eBay – the world’s favourite tat bazaar – from seller Uncletomcobleyandall, with the following description:
Real photographic card not captioned or posted. But Carnival Day Brownhills written on back (just a gut feeling, but the writing does not look to be recent). minor corner tip and edge knocks/wear, the tiniest of creases bottom left tip (not really worth mentioning), faint album marks, with a slight touch of age discolouration on front. very noticeable and rather heavy age discolouration over the entire back of card. good condition.
Does anyone recognise this? Union Row does not seem a local name, but the characters could well have stepped straight out of Edgar Pritchards 1934 film of Brownhills’ first carnival:
If you can help, please do – but remember, we aren’t the only Brownhills in the UK with other ones at Stoke and Scotland.
Any ideas at all, please comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks.