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dating harvest meal
« on: Thursday 16 July 15 11:13 BST (UK) »
Hi,
I'm attaching this lovely old photo which is now sadly faded. There is nothing written on the back of the photo. I think it dates from the 1910s. Is this about right and can anyone be more specific? We have no idea at all who these people are but the women look like sisters. But apart from that, can anyone see any clues that might help to identify the people in this group? There's a definite gender divide here!

Thanking you in advance,
Lemming
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Re: dating harvest meal
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 22 July 15 14:43 BST (UK) »
What a great picture it certainly looks around that time period.  I like how the men have glasses and the ladies and child have cups for the Cider?...Many look like they may be holding some cut apple in their hands.

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Re: dating harvest meal
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 22 July 15 19:14 BST (UK) »
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Re: dating harvest meal
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 22 July 15 19:20 BST (UK) »
Looks like twin boys at the front too. 
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Re: dating harvest meal
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 22 July 15 21:02 BST (UK) »
What a fantastic photo.

Looks like the farmer in the middle, with workers either side.

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Re: dating harvest meal
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 23 July 15 22:26 BST (UK) »
Hi all,
Thank you all for your suggestions and also for the work on the photo! I think the setting might be Wales rather than the West Country so I thought they might be holding Welsh cakes and drinking beer but yes - those teacups are incredible! And the farmer does look like the man in the middle wearing the chain. I'm not sure about the boys being twins though - I thought the one on the right looks older? I think the woman and man sitting down with the baby were a family, which would probably mean that the two women standing were daughters of the farmer and the seated family also related and the others workers and the boys either sons of the workers or of the seated couple??
What do you think?
Lemming
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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 14 June 16 21:07 BST (UK) »
Hi all,
i thought I'd update you.

The book "Skewen & Dstrict Our Village in World War 1" identifies the farm as Brith-dir farm, near Skewen. It's possible the farmer at the time was a Mr Grey.
Thanks to all who thought about this photo.
Lemming
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Webb Cornwall,  Australia
Bottrell Cornwall, South Wales
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Morgan S Wales
Edwards S Wales