Everybody seems well-dressed, and is that picnic baskets the ladies are carrying; or just the fashionable bags of the day? The gentlemen in the centre is wearing a boater hat, so when were they fashionable?
The number on the steam engine reads (I think) NR 150. And what is being advertised on the hoardings? We can make out “Pianos” on one quite clearly – but what do the others say?
Can anybody offer more insights into the photograph? Perhaps you also have a copy or know some of the characters depicted? We’d love to be able to respond positively to Malc’s Challenge!
What we do when we receive an old photograph (in this case a scan from Malc), we try to add a bit of contrast to the photo to bring out its features and to aid recognition.
We crop the picture and as much as we can before it loses resolution and then publish for use on the web. This image depicts the original scan from Malc.