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Offline stephen spencer

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What are these men dressed for?
« on: Sunday 31 January 21 19:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi
Wonder if anyone has any ideas why the men in this picture are dressed like this

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Re: What are these men dressed for?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 31 January 21 20:09 GMT (UK) »
Some sort of sports day where they had to run a race wearing a womanís skirt and the two in white coats are the judges? 

You would think they might be looking a bit happier!
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Re: What are these men dressed for?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 31 January 21 20:35 GMT (UK) »
The right hand man is wearing a chain of office - The Ancient Order of Whatnot, or some such.
The structures behind look like a scorer's hut or a commentary position - maybe cricket?

Maybe they were the losing side. 

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Re: What are these men dressed for?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 31 January 21 20:40 GMT (UK) »
I think it is a works team - different classes of dress. At least 4 different types of hat. 3 different types of collar. A variety of neckties. It looks like bosses and workers to me. 

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Re: What are these men dressed for?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 31 January 21 20:47 GMT (UK) »
I think they were possibly raising money for some form of charity or to build themselves a clubhouse.

An old programme shows there was a fund-raising cricket match to be held at Garrick's Villa on 27 September 1899.

I never thought to take any photos when my late OH was part of any charity raising football matches.  Such a shame as he looked rather fetching in the then modern coloured corsets lol
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