Using my time machine, I can go back to the football pitch just before the start of the match between Third Division South rivals Brighton & Hove Albion and Swindon Town. The league table for that year shows that Brighton finished fourth and Swindon ninth, but I have been unable to find out the result of the match. However, I'm not looking at the game, I'm looking at the people watching it . . . and a fascinating lot they are too!
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I collect the photographs of the brothers Wiles of Hove. They visited Brighton matches to take photographs to sell to the fans after the game for 3d each (just over 1p in today's money). They would be shocked by the prices that have to be paid today for their work.
A young man in sailor's uniform is from the HMS Conqueror, launched in 1911, but sold for scrap just a year after this photograph was taken.
How many people can you see without a hat?
The original scan is shown below, together with the back which shows it to be on postcard paper.