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[Remind me... - Steven]
Picture added on 23 April 2012 at 15:55
Here's the reminder Steven : Thanks for posting a clearer copy, though it is still frustratingly difficult to pick out the finer details. The fashions look like around 1900 and the Union Jacks indicate some sort of patriotic event. My guess is that it's one of the processions associated with the Boer War - the Relief of Mafeking in May 1900, the fall of Pretoria in June, or the end of the war in the summer of 1902. Or it may be Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in June 1897 or the Coronation of Edward VII in August 1902. Perhaps the photo archive has the original negative or other pictures of the same event. I think Harold Esson submitted a few pictures of one of the Boer War processions (fall of Pretoria I think) to the Orcadian a few years ago. There was an effigy of Kruger in his top hat. [I'll have a look in the TK pics we got from the library later- Steven]

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