When collecting old photographs it is impossible to resist the challenge of identifying mystery views, especially when there are tantalising clues.
1. This view of a girl guides group is by Nelson Jones, a Coventry photographer from the inter-war period. The banner proclaims they are the 34th Coventry group. The Flimsy hall is typical of the period and could be found in a number of Coventry suburbs. The presence of a clergyman suggests it is probably a church hall before a more substantial church could be build (possibly catholic?). Where was this hall and what do we know about the Girl Guide group?
2. This hansom cab was owned by Maton & Sons who were funeral directors based at Swanswell Mews, Swanswell Street. The photograph was taken by the Coventry branch of Maule’s national photographic company. Where exactly was the photo taken? Presumably in the vicinity of Swanswell Mews?