the Radstock Museum Photo Library blog

A selection of images from Radstock Museum, Somerset. If you have any information about any of these images, period, or names, or location or anything else, or would simply like to comment, we would like to hear from you.

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Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Count MacCormack and the Marcroft Wagon Works

Here are all (or maybe only some of) the workforce of the Marcroft Wagon Works in Radstock circa 1930. We have the names of all the men, but why they are holding a board with 'Count MacCormack' on it is a mystery. A little Googling reveals that Count MacCormack was an Irish tenor who was immensely popular in the middle of the 20th Century, a predecessor of, and mentor to, the great Josef Locke.

Nine Unknown Miners

This photo came into the Museum recently, with no information. Can anyone recognise any of these men, or tell us anything about the picture ?