Moment in Brackley’s history captured

Mystery shop in Brackley, picture taken during Edward VII's coronation in 1902.
Mystery shop in Brackley, picture taken during Edward VII's coronation in 1902.

A glimpse back to days gone by has exhibition organisers in Brackley stumped.

Picture framers and gallery Right Angle have unearthed an image, right, and included it in an exhibition of photographs of early Brackley which opens in the town, tomorrow, Saturday. But mystery surrounds the exact location of the shop pictured in August 1902 during celebrations of Edward VII’s coronation.

According to Right Angle’s owner Chris Pendleton, most of the 40 images on display at the Manor Road gallery were taken from a set of magic lantern slides dating from 1902.

He said: “We bought the box of slides many years ago and have published many of the images ever since.

“But going through the slides recently, we realised we had ignored some really interesting and historical photographs, including several of the coronation.”

The show will continue until Christmas.