Although we know where the photo was taken, we do not know who took it, or when. Yesterday a local copy turned up along with three others, all taken in Heddon.
These photos have been kindly supplied by Philip Sanderson whose family used to live in Town Farm. There is a short blog about his father here.
I suppose that leaves two possibilities. Perhaps the photos were taken by someone in Philip's family close to where they lived at Town Farm, or perhaps they were just acquired from elsewhere because of their local interest.
The third photo (below) shows a dog in the long grass to the right of the soldiers. Did this belong to the photographer. Was one of the cadets a family member or friend?
The soldiers do appear quite young, possibly school cadets, and someone suggested that the badge resembles that of the Tank Regiment. There are 17 soldiers in the photos.
The other thing we don't know of course, is how one of these photos ended up associated with The Eton Rifles.