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Joan M. Tindale
Friday, February 15, 2013 12:14
Photo of Sand Park and Coronation King George V photo
Fantastic photo - never heard of Sand Park before - any details? and also does anyone know whose band it was - Cowling perhaps?
Alan Smith
Saturday, February 16, 2013 07:19
The sand park was the area from the back of North Street down to the Institute,the photograph shows the building which was the swimming baths at the
back.The sand park was the only recreation area in Sutton Mill and was well used.Bonfire night saw the biggest fire in the district take place each year on it.The Airevalley Glass buildings now cover the area where the old photograph was taken.
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Saturday, February 16, 2013 13:51
It was certainly a different generation back then wasn't it? The photo can be enlarged by clicking on it and I can't see anyone NOT wearing a hat!

The dignitaries (the chap stood on the chair and those stood to the right & left of him) are wearing something on their left lapels. A little difficult to make out, some sort of Coronation medal or medallion perhaps?

3 'cool dudes' slouching against the wall (top middle of the photo). Great photo!
Joan M. Tindale
Sunday, February 17, 2013 17:40
Thanks v. much - was it named Sand Park because it was covered in sand/grit (something to do with the horses and carts from the mill using the land?) Looks like the children have mugs and order of services? - anyone still got one? There must be some records somewhere? Local newspapers microfilm? in library, or in one of Miss D. Riley's books?
Alan Pickles
Sunday, February 17, 2013 18:41
What a difference to that which we would no doubt see today. There are two young ladies who appear to be without headgear. Look at the scouts in the top half of the picture. In front of them as you look at the picture are two heads in the crowd. One is just the head, the other is head and shoulders. To their right is a white hat. Hope that you can find them. Otherwise hats were certainly the order of the day. I still enjoy seeing people properly attired.

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