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Offline GuyMassey

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Old photograph for ID
« on: Tuesday 06 February 18 15:51 GMT (UK) »
Here we have a large group pf people many wearing "boaters" There is a march/protest in progress with a mounted policeman followed by a banner that I can't decipher and a band. There may be a large barrel (or big bass drum) to the right of the band. Can anyone provide more information please? Could it be temperance related? I found it tucked into my grandmother's photo album a few years ago and scanned it. Unfortunately I no longer have access to the original.
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Re: Old photograph for ID
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 15:58 GMT (UK) »
The banner says 'We oppose the.....". (i know, helpful...)
Odd there is only one banner.
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Re: Old photograph for ID
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 16:17 GMT (UK) »
Could it be this?
In The Times , Saturday, Apr 30, 1927; there is a notice that Colonel Wilfrid Ashley, MP. will preside at an Anti-Socialist, and Communist, Union Loyalty Demonstration, at Marble Arch, Hyde Park, on Sunday.

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Re: Old photograph for ID
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 16:28 GMT (UK) »
From  The Times , Saturday, Apr 30, 1927
Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: Old photograph for ID
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 16:35 GMT (UK) »
Thank you. This looks quite likely, it is certainly the right era. Well done guys for attempting to read the banner... any guesses about the last line?
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Re: Old photograph for ID
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 16:55 GMT (UK) »
Not sure about 1927 as the women in the background are wearing hats and dresses that look Edwardian - 1908-1911.

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Re: Old photograph for ID
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 19:31 GMT (UK) »
Possibly the licensing bill march 1908
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Re: Old photograph for ID
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 19:56 GMT (UK) »
I think the B in Bill is obscured by a fold in the banner as is the E in Oppose. The unusual shape of the G in Licensing seems to match, as does the band and the man wearing a wide sash

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Re: Old photograph for ID
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 23:07 GMT (UK) »
A snip from "The March of the Opponents of the Licensing Bill." Illustrated London News, 3 Oct. 1908