Author Topic: Date & Thoughts Please! Langley Lambkin Group (Probably taken in Maidstone)  (Read 271 times)

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Hello All,

Any thoughts on this one? Could it be a school photo?
And when would you say it was taken??
It was amongst my great grandmother's half-a-dozen photos, so it may possibly be St Paul's in Maidstone, but I don't know that for sure.
She was born in 1892, if that helps with the year.

Thanks so much for your help,
Glen
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Re: Date & Thoughts Please! Langley Lambkin Group (Probably taken in Maidstone)
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 18 December 21 12:45 GMT (UK) »
It's Edwardian but difficult to say which part.
If she's in this she would be one of the older girls.
It does have elements of a school photo but I don't think it is.
You wouldn't see a schoolmaster in shirt & waistcoat with a
pipe in his mouth.
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Re: Date & Thoughts Please! Langley Lambkin Group (Probably taken in Maidstone)
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 18 December 21 14:30 GMT (UK) »
Sunday school?


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Re: Date & Thoughts Please! Langley Lambkin Group (Probably taken in Maidstone)
« Reply #3 on: Monday 20 December 21 23:26 GMT (UK) »
What are the two boys sitting at the front wearing? Is that regular clothing for the period? Or could they be Altar Boys?

Or maybe it's just a family group shot? Do the two women look like they could be sisters? Perhaps  :-\
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Re: Date & Thoughts Please! Langley Lambkin Group (Probably taken in Maidstone)
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 21 December 21 02:08 GMT (UK) »
Maybe some special event.  Sunday school was my thought too.
2 boys (far left and right) dressed for sport cricket?
2 younger boys sitting wearing unusual jackets with large white collars.
Lots more girls than boys, and some of the older girls appear to be wearing flower corsages on their dress.
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Re: Date & Thoughts Please! Langley Lambkin Group (Probably taken in Maidstone)
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 21 December 21 05:46 GMT (UK) »
The older boy standing third from the right, has, I think a tricorn hat under his right arm and is wearing quite an elaborate top.

As others have said, not an obvious school photo as there is a much younger child being held at the back of the photo.

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Re: Date & Thoughts Please! Langley Lambkin Group (Probably taken in Maidstone)
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 21 December 21 13:08 GMT (UK) »
I don't think it's a school photo. I have my gran's school photo from 1919, and it's a more formally arranged group and one child is holding a slate with the school name and year which I think was fairly typical. It could be Sunday school although I might have expected a more formal grouping with the vicar as well. They do seem to be in their Sunday best though.
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