Wightman family party motorcar outing to Hop Pole Hotel, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire
Shot of various individuals sat in six separate motorcars outside front entrance to the Hop Pole Hotel, Ollerton.
Labelled on front HTW, DCW, C Clifford, Shelley Barker, AET, BAW, thought to correspond to the names of the owners of each car.
The owners of the cars pictured left to right (and the men behind the driver's wheel of each car with the exception of the third one) are believed to be:
1. Henry Temple Wightman (1866 - 1920), Arthur Wightman's youngest brother, a surgeon, who lived (at the time) at 92 Brocco Bank, Sheffield. According to information on reverse of photograph, others pictured in this car are Constance, presumably Henry's wife Constance Mary Wightman (nee Lockwood) (1877 - 1944), and Dolly'];
2. Denis Conway Wightman (1876 - 1933), Arthur Wightman's third son. According to information on reverse of photograph, others pictured in this car are Woolhouse and Jessie';
3. C. Clifford probably refers to the owner of the car, not evidently pictured in the scene, Colonel Sir Charles Clifford (1860 - 1936), one of the proprietors of the Sheffield Daily Telegraph and Chairman of Directors of W. C. Leng and Co., who lived at the time at Endcliffe Chase, Sheffield (later at Whirlow). According to information on reverse of photograph, those pictured in this car are Driver [referring to an un-named chauffeur], Eric Clifford [evidently Eric Charles Clifford (1889 - 1961), one of Charles Clifford's sons who went onto become a director of Sheffield Telegraph newspapers] and Mrs Clifford [evidently Mrs Alice Emma Clifford nee Davy (1862 - 1941), Charles Clifford's wife and Eric's mother];
4. Shelley Barker probably Henry Shelley Barker (1868 - 1935), solicitor, of Redholme, Sandygate, Sheffield, latterly of Tylecote, 7 Gladstone Road, Ranmoor. According to information on reverse of photograph, others pictured in this car are Col. Elles, Bl. Lockwood [evidently Blanche Lockwood (1875 - 1964), sister of Constance Mary Wightman] and Mrs Barker'.
5. Alfred Edward Thompson (1865 - 1955), managing director of Joseph & Henry Wilson Ltd, snuff manufacturers, Sheffield, who lived at Westbrook, Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield. He was one of the first people to register a motorcar plate in Sheffield, his plate W4 registered on 21 Dec 1903. According to information on reverse of photograph, others pictured in this car are Mrs T [evidently Florence Ethel Broughton Thompson (nee Noon) (1863 - 1939), Alfred's wife] and Ada [possibly Ada Wightman (1860 - 1942), one of Arthur Wightman's sisters];
6. Benjamin Arthur Wightman (1873 - 1937), Arthur Wightman's eldest son. According to information on reverse of photograph, others pictured in this car are Bobbie T. and Woolhouse'.
From an original at Sheffield Libraries: arc02563
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