Can you help solve mystery of old Clitheroe photo?

Mystery pic - unknown Ribble Valley gamekeepers
Mystery pic - unknown Ribble Valley gamekeepers

HERE’s a photographic mystery waiting to be solved.

This sepia print photo was found among some old family documents by a woman in Warrington, Dorothy Morrison, who is keen to know more about it. She has no idea who the two men are, but what led her to The Clitheroe Advertiser was the the name and address of the photographer, printed on the back of the picture. It is “J. Forrest & Son, 3 King Street, Clitheroe” – the premises now occupied by The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times.

Dorothy remembers seeing a blown-up version of the picture, but does not know what the connection is to her family.

We have no idea about the picture either, but wondered if our readers might? Do you recognise either of the men – they look like professional gamekeepers, especially with their terrier, rather than well-to-do gents off for a day’s shooting. Perhaps you recognise the building behind them with its distinctive windows?

If you can help, please write to: Dorothy Morrison, 18 Anderson Close, Padgate, Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 0PG, Tel. 01925 491934 or e-mail: dorothy.morrison@ntlworld.com