Sadly, the precise occasion this photo was taken is unknown. The man, second from left, was identified by the W.I. as Mr Joseph Webb so, as he was a big supporter, it may have been a chapel event.
An old postcard showing the parade in Mill Lane. On the reverse has been written: Cirencester Club Parade. Campden Band. Church Service. (Lent by Mrs J. Bennett) Mill Lane would have been called Mill Bank at that time.
Photograph was taken outside the Butcher's Arms at Whitsun. The man carrying the banner on the right hand side was identified in the index to the slide collection as Mr Righton, grandfather of W.I. member, Freda Struthers.
The only information that accompanied this photograph was 'Sam Margetts, on the left, is carrying 'the bag''.
Compiled by members of Mickleton Women's Institute in 1970s: End of Milking Pail Lane on the corner of Church Alley, camera facing SE. Cottage, probably C18. Brick now rendered, slate roof. Part 2s part 3s. Ws 2 - and 3 - light wooden frames, single side-hung casement, all under shallow brick arch. But ground-floor window at front ...
The index to the original slide collection had the word 'sports'. written after the title. This probably refers to the sports that took place on Club Day. This was an annual event until 1939. Held on Whit Saturday.
Sadly, we have no idea of when or where this photograph was taken but decided it was too interesting to delete! It may have been a Club Day event. It is part of the W.I. collection.
Or is it an ox? Date unknown. Possibly taken at a Club Day event or fete.