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Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:00
Help needed to identify a photo in the gallery
Hi, there’s a photo in The Glyn Whiteoak Collection of the gallery that I cannot place.

It’s photo No7 under the heading Main Street called “A warm day, Sutton Mill”. It shows a man and a child sat in a field. Is anyone able to identify the buildings in the background beyond the fields?

Thanks, I’ve looked at this photo several times over the past couple of years and cannot recall seeing houses like this in the Sutton Mill area. Another part of Sutton perhaps?
Tony Ingham
Thursday, April 18, 2013 14:37
Hi Andrew, re photo no 7(A warm day, Sutton Mill) in the Glyn Whiteoak Collection, the buildings in the background are Sunnyside Villas, Main Street, and the field in the photo is where St Thomas' Hall was built. The field belonged to New Laithe Farm, Main Street.
Paul Wilkinson
Thursday, April 18, 2013 15:44
Looking at the photo titled No1 in the Main Street section, presumably photo No7 was taken from the fields on the left of photo No1, looking towards the houses on the right of photo No1.

Photo No5 also shows Sunnyside Villas, and lower down the New Laithe Farm barn which is now the site of New Laithe Garage.
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Friday, April 19, 2013 00:49
Ah yes of course! Thanks very much Tony & Paul. How could I not recognise Arthur Hardaker’s shop at the top of Gordon St. That’s where I used to buy my carbon monoxide fix on the way to school!

I think it was the two large detached buildings to the left (the Vicarage) that was throwing me off the scent. In my mind I had Sutton Mill as being more towards the Bairstow’s end of the village.

Great picture, I wonder who the man & the child were? Thanks for adding captions to the relevant photos Paul.
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Friday, April 19, 2013 01:20
I've just noticed another image of Sunnyside Villas and New Laithe Farm barn in the gallery, almost identical to photo ‘No5 Sunnyside Villas’ mentioned above in the The Glyn Whiteoak Collection.

It was posted by Dr John Laycock and is called ‘Main Street 1904’

Judging by the state of the road it looks like it had been raining rather heavily! I’m guessing this 1904 image is older than photo ‘No5 Sunnyside Villas’ in the The Glyn Whiteoak Collection, because the ‘Sunnyside Villas’ sign has not yet been affixed to the front of the building between the upper bedroom windows.
Yvonne Salt
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 21:24
Hi andrew,

Yes the 1904 image is older. The extension joining sunnyside Villas to 70 Main street has not been completed - the side wall of number 70 extends further than where now the facia wall of the extension is and the chimney stack holds only the pots from 70 Main st.

Also the windows in no. 5 'Sunnyside Villas' have been modernised to, what was then, the latest in plate glass. The old Georgian ones were utilised at the back of the house.

I think the 'sunnyside villas' sign was erected to help the postal service once Main St. and Sunnyside Villas became one street. We occassionally have problems with misdirected post.

I have sent a picture to be uploaded called 'A cold Day, Sutton Mill'. It was taken from the same field. I hope to identify the man and boy in the picture - so watch this space!

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