Snaps

Here is a selection of early photos.

This group are pictured outside the main doors of Wesley Hall. But who are they? When was this picture taken?
This group are pictured outside the main doors of Wesley Hall. But who are they? When was this picture taken?
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An early image, but what was the event; when was it?
An early image of the frontage. Note the houses in the background, which are now flats, and the garden on the right of the picture, which is now "The Den".
An early image of the frontage. Note the houses in the background, which are now flats, and the garden on the right of the picture, which is now “The Den”.
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We think this group was taken outside the church in about 1938. In the picture are Dorothy Pollard, Dora Pollard, Len Hogger, Audrey Cooper (aged about 5/6) Len Clifton, Doris Clifton, Doris Pocknell (King), Marjorie Pocknell (Bryan), Elsie Langham (Hogger). But what was the occasion? What is the group?
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We are indebted to Colin Prower for sending this amazing picture taken 1929/30. Says Colin: “I am sending this first scan of a photo my sister Audrey Prower sent me.
The comments were written on it by my aunt, Irene Prower, and added to by Audrey.
Frank, Audrey’s brother and my half brother, died soon after this aged 5. I can’t positively identify any of the other trippers although a woman 7 from the right reminds me of my maternal grandmother.”
Was this the cast from an early production at Wesley Hall?
Was this the cast from an early production at Wesley Hall?

Another early group pictured in the courtyard of Wesley Hall

 

Another early group pictured in the courtyard of Wesley Hall
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An early production ata Wesley Hall. Here the stage is at 90 degrees to its current location
An early production ata Wesley Hall. Here the stage is at 90 degrees to its current location

One thought on “Snaps”

  1. Snap 2/
    Surely the cast member next to the crowned girl in front of the placard is Ann Hogger (now Spray) with her sister, Jan, front row on the left? Maybe they were too young to recall the event and date themselves.
    It would, perhaps, be ungallant to give the date AND guess their ages at the time!
    Snap 4/
    As well as my God Mother, D.Pollard, far left in fur collar, the photo includes Leslie Prower, my father, left in back row and my sister, Audrey, with another be-furred lady (who she might be able to identify?) front row right.
    Other faces are familiar from my childhood too.

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