Partying with the Paton workers

Xmas party in 1940s from Patons and Baldwins
Xmas party in 1940s from Patons and Baldwins

THIS festive photograph is owned by Dawn Clarke (nee Beresford) who lives in Fareham in Hampshire.

It shows a Christmas party at around 1949 or 1950, thought to be that of the workers and their families of Paton’s and Baldwins wool manufacturers.

They had a premises on Smedley Street, which they moved back into after the war had ended.