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    Thumbs up Indian Troops Parading Down Smithdown Road Liverpool 1902

    Is that the Brookhouse in the background? Courtesy LRO


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    That's a fantastic photo, and so clear. Think it is the Brookhouse.

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    Magnificent stuff you're giving us tonight Kev.

    A proud looking bunch of lads those Indian soldiers, getting plenty of attention from the locals, and now from us. Thanks Kev.

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    Thank you Dave, your kind comments are appreciated

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    Think you're right about the Brook House, but was it the Hatfield Hotel at that time?

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    That's a great pic' Kev'! Recognition of Britains colonial forces,and the sacrifices they made,are often overlooked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Is that the Brookhouse in the background? Courtesy LRO
    Belter of a pic I must say. Nice one Kev

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    Almost certain it is the Brook House. Although there is a wall and railings where there should be none.

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    Really interesting pic yep, that does look like the Brookhouse.

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    What an amazing photo! I just came across it today- very nice comments by everyone else also-and it looks like the Brook house to me too!

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    Fantastic photograph, Kev. It is the Brook House, and you will see that the half-timbering, large mullioned bay window, and drainpipe conform to this more recent view in the Flickr group The Secret Life of Smithdown.

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    That is a superb photograph, the clarity for the time is amazing. But what was the occassion? They seem to be wearing ceremonial style uniforms. If the date was 1902 was it something to do with Queen Victoria's funeral? She died 1901. Where would the Indian soldiers have been accommodated ( it is unlikely to have been the Brooke House)? Were they in Liverpool for re-embarkation on ships to take them back to India after the funeral? More info on the background to this fantastic photo needed please.

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    If it is 1902?

    King Edward VII was crowned.

    The second boer war,were these troops in that war?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgePorgie View Post
    If it is 1902?

    King Edward VII was crowned.

    The second boer war,were these troops in that war?
    I wouldn't be surprised....they were involved in most other conflicts!

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    It could be a homcoming parade? because the 2nd Boerwar ended in 1902.

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    I've just read,that there several thousand Indian troops employed in the Boer war,but in a non-combatant role,due to the politics of the time!?

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    Sussed....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delhi_Durbar

    http://www.colonialfilm.org.uk/node/1956

    Those soldiers on Smithdown probably celebrated it here?

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    That is the Brook House
    http://www.merseypub.com/pictures/pu2364.jpg

    What a silly comment,Waterways.

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