The following additional information and photo about a query related to the Blue Posts pub was e-mailed by Janet Considine on 20/08/2002:
“The man wearing the waistcoat in the centre of the picture with the dog is the landlord of the Blue Posts pub, Henry Penfold (born 1861) and the two girls are his daughters.
From their ages, we reckon that the photo should be around 1901-3, but what the occasion was we have no idea but quite a number seem to be wearing flowers.
The older girl is my grandma, Edith Penfold, born 1888, and the younger is Nora, born 1894, who married Joseph Palkowich (Pepi).
Joseph Palkowich must have been quite well known as I also found a newspaper cutting from an American paper (Wilkes Barr) which states that he played at the Palace Theatre, in London 1910/11/12, and Harry Lauder was mentioned.
He also played at the Grand or the Hippodrome in Brighton. My great-grandma used to get two free tickets for the Grand (which was across the road from the Blue Posts), presumably for either advertising the shows or putting up some of the acts. It also says that he played in front of Edward VII. “