This is a photograph from my own collection – yet another of the many unidentified subjects.
Across the bottom right corner is the name Bruce Johnston, Keighley. I can find a couple of references to this firm of photographers on local family history message boards.
The chaps in the photograph are obviously in some sort of uniform. I think that there are some clues that suggest they are railway workers.
I can read the initials MR on the cap of the man on the right of the photograph. I suspect that this is the Midland Railway company. The visible pocket watch chain worn by the man second left indicates to me that he is probably a railway worker.
I don’t recognise anyone in the photograph. However my grandfather, Joseph Dawson, worked for London, Midland & Scottish Railway company and may well have worked for the predecessor the Midland Railway company.
I am really hopeless at trying to date photographs. But if there is a connection with my grandfather I guess it would have been taken around the 1920 period and before MR became LMS.
If anyone has any other suggestion I would be happy to hear it.