Thanks to Richie Bateman for allowing use of this photo.
Richie is not sure about any of the people in this photo apart from himself, he is on the far left. Between Richie and his sister they believe that the girl second from left is Mary Thompson and the fourth to be their brother John.
They think it would have been taken in the late 1950s but can’t imagine who by as they didn’t know of anybody who owned a camera.
Their only certainty is that it was taken in Ruislip Close in Roseworth.
This is how I remember my childhood, sometime in the late 1950s the kids in our close built what started out to be an Igloo and finished up looking like a Tepee, we rolled large snowballs into a circle and added more on top until we had an Igloo shape, we then threw piles of snow on top to give it height, two things I remember about that edifice were Herbie Ollett trying to run over the top and falling and breaking his leg, and the fact that the heap of snow was still evident long after the thaw.
If anybody recognises any of the people in the photo, please let me know and I will send the information to Richie.
Photo and details courtesy of Richie Bateman / Bruce Coleman