While I’m very busy elsewhere (sorry folks for continued low output), the local history work continues in the background, via the tireless and thorough work of folk like the young David Evans, who’s turned up a mystery photo in a collection he’s been donated.
David feels the photo is local, and possible the early part of last century.
Does anyone recognise this, either via the schoolroom or anyone in it?
It’s a very interesting one. David feels in may be as early as the 1920s, but to me the dress seems a little too modern and well to do.
I’m thinking more 30s/40s maybe even 1950s? Don’t know.
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It is difficult to make out the pictures on the wall, but they look a bit like coastal scenes ?
Does the second from the left show the Thames at Lambeth Bridge with the Palace of Westminster in the background?
That was my first thought, but looking from south of the river across to Parliament the clock tower would be on the right of the picture.
This is roughly what I had in mind
My doppelganger is seated far right middle row, so eerie.
Dose that mean I’m next to you lloydy. X carpo.