One of a series of six, this photo was spotted on ebay and very kindly purchased for the archive by one of our eagle-eyed members.

Dated 3rd November 1923, it shows villagers and members of the North Cornwall Hunt preparing for the day’s events at Churchtown, St Breward.

The original photo was very indistinct, but thanks to the wonders of Photoshop we can now see quite clearly that in the background is a shop run by T.J. Couch.

The late Dennis Champion, (in his contribution to the St Breward Memories Book), remembered being sent there to buy cigarettes for Mr Dawe the school Headmaster!

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Photo courtesy of Val & Brian Hill – SBHG 2126