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A Unique Photographic Record of Matlock & District, 1910-1915, and World War One Soldiers

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Place: Buxton
Property / Street / Road: The Empire Hotel
Date: 2 Nov 1914 - 3 Feb 1915
Description/Historical Information: Messing took place in the large garage in the Hotel's grounds. Initially there was a lack of utensils, which made things difficult, but these were quickly procured.
A cheerful group preparing breakfast for the troops. Note that several of them are smoking! The one on the left is holding large slabs of bread and a knife, the second has a hock of bacon, whilst the man in the middle has a knife held up seemingly by the string around his waist and is clutching sides of bacon. The fourth man holds the preserves (marmalade?) and the one on the right is holding the butter.
Also see VLA4888 | VLA4917 | VLA9805.
Further information
elsewhere on this site:
- Matlock & Matlock Bath : The War Memorials
- Matlock Names in the 2/6th Sherwood Foresters
- Buxton, The Empire Hotel
Image Reference: VLA4918
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