Two men in mys­tery snap­shot re­vealed


AN ap­peal to name two mys­tery men cap­tured by a pho­tog­ra­pher in Mac­cles­field half a cen­tury ago has been solved.

Am­a­teur pho­tog­ra­pher Steven Wil­liamson took the black and white snaps at ran­dom in the Sev­en­ties.

He found them re­cently while look­ing through his col­lec­tion and turned to the Ex­press to help find out who they were.

We were in­un­dated with emails and Face­book mes­sages help­ing to solve the mys­tery.

The two men are be­lieved to be Adolp­hous Shack­le­ton, the for­mer owner of the bi­cy­cle shop at the top of Church Street and Reg Blom­field, who owned a mu­sic shop op­po­site, now Bridg­fords the es­tate agents.

Mar­cus Coop­ers re­mem­bers the bike shop well.

He said: “As well as bikes, I re­mem­ber that Shack­le­ton’s also used to sell air ri­fles which would fit with the poster that is vis­i­ble in the door­way.”

David Rans­ley re­calls Reg Blom­field.

He said: “He used to sing tenor in King Ed­ward Mu­sic So­ci­ety choir next to me.

“I be­lieve his wife Vera was for many years sec­re­tary to the town clerk who in those days would have been Wal­ter Isaac.”

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