Wesleyans

Today’s Image reminded me of the group of visiting Wesleyans who gathered on the veranda of Ackworth House, in its earlier incarnation of the Spa Baths (possibly).

Wesleyans
Photographer unknown, no date, courtesy Joanne Cammish

I speculated about the date of this gathering in a post on Looking at Filey some years ago. I have nothing to add now, except to express some uncertainty about the photograph’s location. I want to believe the worthy Victorians are occupying the very space enclosed by glass and photographed this morning, but the corner of the building doesn’t quite fit the present–day reality. It will be interesting to see how the space is used when the renovation of the property is complete.

Update 12 February

On this morning’s walk, I peered through the veranda windows and saw that the Ackworth veranda had an area around the corner where Victorian Wesleyans could hide from the photographer. No more uncertainty.

 

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