Group of Sportsmen

Who?  When?  Where?

Group of Sportsmen  -  Who?  When?  Where?

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Stirling, Currie, Edinburgh:  November 6, 2009                         Photographer not known

 

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   Group of Sportsmen  -  Who?  When?  Where?

 

Group of Sportsmen

Old Photo

Thank you to John Stirling for allowing me to reproduce this photo.  The photo is taken from a collection of lantern slides that John rescued from being destroyed in 1974.  The photographer is not known.

Some of the other slides from this series are known to have been taken between about 1910 and 1920.

Who?  When?  Where?

Do you know what group of sportsmen (of different ages) this might be?  The emblems on their top may help to identify them.

When might this photo have been taken?  The poster in the background might help.

Answers?

If you know the answer to either of the questions above, please email me.

Thank you. 

Peter Stubbs:  December 1, 2009

 

Answer

1.

John Hadden

Edinburgh

Thank you to John Hadden for replying:

Date of the Photo

"The poster mentions the date, Friday 8th April, but the year is not known.

Between 1900 and 1940, these are the years in which the 8th of April fell on a Friday: 1904, 1910, 1921, 1927, 1932 and 1938."

John Hadden, Edinburgh:  December 2, 2009

 

Answer

2.

John Hadden

Edinburgh

Thank you to John Hadden for writing again, about a year later.

John wrote:

Date of the Photo

"I was taking another look at the lantern slide photo of the 'Group of Sportsmen'

I think it may have been taken at 27-29 Ratcliffe Terrace.

27-29 Radcliffe Terrace?

   Group of Sportsmen  -  Who?  When?  Where?

That would have been just up the road from where the race started, outside No 43 Radcliffe Terrace."

43 Radcliffe Terrace

   The Start of a Road Race  -  Who?  When?  Where?

John Hadden, Edinburgh:  December 27, 2010

 

Where is it?

Around Edinburgh

    

 

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