The first four photographs are from Mr. M.Ellis .They were originally postcards and he very kindly reproduced them and sent me these copies. They are .
1. Coronation -Netherthong – June 22nd. 1911 probably taken outside the Parish Church?
2. Peace Celebration – Nether Thong – July 16th. 1919. Could this have been taken at Deanhouse Workhouse.?
3. A small group of ” Indians ” – “blacked -up” and in costume. Could these be local people appearing in a play or musical.? Probably circa 1910s and could have been taken inside the Parish Church?
4. A much larger group of actors and actresses including the eleven ” blacked – up” from the above photograph. What sort of play would incorporate such a diverse range of characters?
I have also inserted the photographs in the appropriate chapters in this history.
In 2016 Judith Wobst sent me the photograph below. It shows a group of Old Folks outside the Parish Church and is marked on the back 1898. She says that Emma Wimpenny, 4th. person in 2nd. row, was her great,great grandmother.
This very old postcard, late 1920s, is of one of the famous char-a-bancs, full of people on a day out, and could have been taken in either Netherthong or Brockholes. The ‘centre-gentleman’ with his elbow on the side and wearing a flat cap is George Wood ( his parents ran a pub in Netherthong ) Next to him is Amy Beaumont from Hagg who became his wife. In the front row the gentleman in a flat cap could be Frank Wood.