Duke at the fair

Memory Lane: St Thomas' November Fair, Somercote.
Memory Lane: St Thomas' November Fair, Somercote.

THE Duke of Devonshire is pictured meeting Girl Guides in Somercotes.

He was attending the November fair at St Thomas’ church in the village.

We assume he was the official opener of the event, which, no doubt, was raising money for church funds.

The young Guides and their leaders look to be manning a bric-a-brac stall at the fair. There is also the church’s vicar at the time on the picture. This photograph was taken from our own archives, but unfortunately there is no record of what year it was. If you know, then get in touch.