Can you help solve Spanton mysteries?

K505/3488 ' St James choir group. Can anyone recognise someone who might help us to date this image?

K505/3488 ' St James choir group. Can anyone recognise someone who might help us to date this image?

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AN HISTORICAL group has thanked sharp-eyed readers for solving the mysteries of a classic photo collection.

But Bury St Edmund’s Past and Present Society insists the work is not finished yet and is urging those in the know to help identify faces in the Spanton Jarman collection.

K505/3922 ' Miss Lloyd in Miss Mead's studio. We know that Miss Mead was a renowned local artist, but who is Miss Lloyd?- -

K505/3922 ' Miss Lloyd in Miss Mead's studio. We know that Miss Mead was a renowned local artist, but who is Miss Lloyd?- -

With at least 20 of the collection’s 900 newly-digitised pictures unidentified, the riddle of three images was unravelled after an appeal in the Bury Free Press in November.

Betty Milburn, a member of the society, thanked readers for their help and unveiled a new set of pictures which need names and places.

“The response was very good so hopefully we can get a similar result from this set,” she said.

The new images include a St James Choir group, a group shot of staff on a maternity ward and a portrait of an unknown man.

K505/0515- Maternity Ward 'at the Suffolk general Hospital ' can we put a date to this one? It would be wonderful to identify one of the nurses or the mothers!

K505/0515- Maternity Ward 'at the Suffolk general Hospital ' can we put a date to this one? It would be wonderful to identify one of the nurses or the mothers!

The collection was started by photographer William Spanton in Bury in 1864.

To help, contact the society on the ‘Contact Us’ link at www.burypastandpresent.org.uk

K505/3107 ' Portrait of an unknown man. This is listed as 'One of Miss Blackhall's pictures'.

K505/3107 ' Portrait of an unknown man. This is listed as 'One of Miss Blackhall's pictures'.