This intriguing picture was found in the village museum’s collection and has sparked people’s curiosity! The original photo has been mounted in ‘carte de visite’ form but unusually does not have any studio information or a date printed on it. The date 1926 however, is written in pencil in the top right corner on the back. It is thought that the address at which it was taken is 10 Asher Lane, the property that was renovated by the Nottinghamshire Building Preservation Trust around 5 years ago. This renovation resulted in the reinstatement of the traditional framework knitters’ window that can be seen in the photograph.
If anybody can confirm this or give us any other details about the picture such as a definite date or identity of the people in it, it would be greatly appreciated. Please email Ruddington Local History & Amenity Society c/o the Parish Council Office.