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Re: Help with Company shown on Photograph
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 13 November 18 10:22 GMT (UK) »
Thanks All,

Here is the photograph in question.

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Re: Help with Company shown on Photograph
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 13 November 18 11:11 GMT (UK) »
https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/1891_Cotton_Mills_in_Oldham

A bit too early, but it does list ...
George Buckley, Norman Mill, Rochdale Rd, Oldham
Buckley & Broadbent, Britannia Mill, Bellfield, and Clarksfield Mill, Lees
...and...
Crabtree Mill, Bridgewater St, Oldham
Almeroth, Germany (maybe Hessen).

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Re: Help with Company shown on Photograph
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 13 November 18 11:51 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if that is a boarding house at a Holiday resort?
There is an advertisement on the wall - ‘Royal Pav..’ Pavilion perhaps?
Charleys and Gloria Sw? Swanson maybe but she wasn’t in Charley’s Aunt, I don’t think.
Possibility?
http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/BlackpoolTheatres/RoyalPavilionTheatreBlackpool.htm
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Re: Help with Company shown on Photograph
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 13 November 18 12:02 GMT (UK) »
Thanks,

I also checked the poster and believe it might be the Royal Pavillion Theatre in Blackpool showing Charleys Aunt. You are right that Gloria Swanson was not in the movie although there was a version made in 1925.

I am starting to think that this is a holiday home for workers and their children from the two named mills in Oldham.
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Re: Help with Company shown on Photograph
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 13 November 18 12:10 GMT (UK) »
There is a house next door.
I am thinking it is a Boarding house rather than a holiday home for mill workers and that is the name of the proprietors.
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« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 13 November 18 12:14 GMT (UK) »
I am starting to think that this is a holiday home for workers and their children from the two named mills in Oldham.

Adding to my doubts about this- everyone would be on holiday at Oldham Wakes so there wouldn’t be business during the year for the home.
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Re: Help with Company shown on Photograph
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 13 November 18 12:28 GMT (UK) »
Thats an interesting point and its not as if they could change the name sign every few weeks to suit different circumstances.
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Re: Help with Company shown on Photograph
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 13 November 18 12:45 GMT (UK) »
From what I know of Lancashire mill owners, they didn't offer many benefits to the work force, and would consider giving time off for a holiday would be more than generous.
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Re: Help with Company shown on Photograph
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 13 November 18 13:13 GMT (UK) »
The film "Charley's Aunt" was released in December 1930, so the photo could date from 1931.
There were five Gloria Swanson films in the 1930s
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