Cross-dressing Coronation?

Mem Lane April 19
Mem Lane April 19

On first glance, we could be looking at a women’s football team, but on closer inspection we find that not all of those are genuine!

Some of those in the third row and beyond are in fact men dressed up in women’s clothing.

But it seems this can simply be put down to harmless fun, and seems likely that it may have been a football match between men and women.

Standing under a banner reading ‘Hooley’s Coronation Fund’, and with a photograph of Queen Elizabeth at the front of the photograph, it is possible that the photo may have been taken in the early 1950s at the time the Queen came to the throne.

Regardless of its origins, it is clear those taking part are having fun.

No information was included with the photograph, except for a scribbled name on the reverse, reading Mrs Ancliffe.