I am not sure about the date of this photograph but I think is around 1905-15. My Grandfather, Albert Spencer Wickham, b. 1880, is in the front row standing fourth from right, between the man with the banjo and the first man sitting down. The poster in the centre window is advertising the Obed Arms, Slate Club and Friends Annual Outing. So was this the day of the outing?
Do you recognise anyone here?
Does anyone recognise anyone else in the photo? I have been trying to read the cap tally of the naval rating and can only hazard a guess that it might be HMS Canada, which would date the photo after 1914 to go with the medal, which looking at his age would be WW1. He also has one good conduct stripe, denoting at least 4 years service.
Do you know anything about the pub?
We note with great interest, the man in the light suit sitting and his very large pipe bowl. What on earth did he smoke? My father, now just turned 93, was born in 1913 in Dinapore Street which is where the family were living. Sadly both pub and street are no longer. The photo was taken by Stanley Mann of 27 York Place, Brighton. It would be really wonderful to get some more information about this photograph – can anyone help me?