About this image
The Staffordshire figures on the mantelpiece were a gift from the Nightingales because Agnes Clarkstone used to attend sewing bees there. Pictures like this one, showing a simple interior with a group of ladies having afternoon tea, are actually quite unusual because not many people had cameras that could take pictures under low lighting conditions. People would generally have been photographed in their gardens. The interior view shows some interesting details including an overmantel mirror and mantelpiece cloth of the Edwardian era.