They were captured by a commercial photographer who added just the caption “Army Service Corps, Horse Artillery, Woolwich.”
The rest as they say waited on the delivery of the card from the dealer who sold it to my old friend David Harrop.
We both had high hopes that when it arrived it would offer a possible date and a more detailed location, along with the name of the distributor a message and a name and address.
Sadly the post mark is unclear but there is enough to suggest it was Edwardian which I thought might be the case given the uniforms.
And I know it was sent by Miss Elsie Crane to 59 St Peter’s Villa, Risbygate Bury St Edmunds with the simple sentiment of “with love and kisses to all you at home, best wishes.”
One source suggests they closed down in 1903 which I suppose gets us a little closer to when then men posed with their horses.
A first search for Miss Crane has proved inconclusive and I think nu 59 has gone which just leaves me to fall back on that row of houses in the distance and wonder exactly where we are.
Location, Woolwich, London
Picture; “Army Service Corps, Horse Artillery, Woolwich” from the collection of David Harrop