It was suggested that the attached photograph shows a gathering outside the Albion Inn in about 1905. The licensee’s name was Chas. Norman. However, further research indicates that the picture is in fact of the Cross Keys in Cheapside.
I do not know anything about the occasion but my grandfather is in the photograph. It was a large gathering for perhaps a men’s outing of some kind and I wondered if it was anything to do with the Albion Brewery. However the 1911 Census shows my grandfather as a laundry worker so I am unable to throw any light on this. Can anyone identify any ancestors in the photograph and what they were all gathered for?