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A group portrait of 14 men, 2 armed, 2 postmen

A group portrait of 14 men, 2 armed, 2 postmen
This photograph is in an album inherited from the Pritchard family of Hereford. There is no description of it in the album. I am not sure if any of them are relatives of mine, although the third from the left in the back row could be Walter Pritchard, my great-grandfather. I would dearly like to know what this group were up to, with two rifles in the photo and a couple of postmen in uniform among them. (I am assuming that this was the uniform of the Royal Mail at that period. I haven't seen any other similar uniform, although there is a suggestion that they might be special constables.) Even though I have only watched trailers for the TV series 'Peaky Blinders' about a crime gang, set in the immediate post-WW1 era, I was struck by the similarity of the style of the caps to those above.That is not to say that the bunch above were on the wrong side of the law.

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