It is a group of soldiers outside the Oldham Colloseum and comes from the collection of David Harrop.
I don’t have a date and am not sure what they were doing there.
If you look closely some of the men are wearing spurs, one is holding what looks like a harness and most are wearing those leather belts which I always associate with the cavalry.
So there you have it, but I am confident there will be someone who has far more military knowledge than me and will be able to tell us more.
And I would like that if only to provide us with a little more on these men.
Some smile back at the camera, one strikes a defiant pose and a few and they are the older men in the picture look back with sombre expressions which I guess pretty much sums up the range of feelings of men swept up by that conflict.
Picture; from the collection of David Harrop