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There are no details identifying this procession but it includes members of the clergy, a Salvation Army brass band and is heading towards St John the Baptist Parish Church (the so-called 'Cathedral of the Peak'). The bunting and Union Jack flags suggests a national occasion, perhaps a coronation or VE or VJ Day at the end of the Second World War. The van in the background has had lettering on its door painted out, which might suggest a wartime date.
Prominent in the background is the shop and registered office of the Tideswell and District Co-operative Society Ltd - this building still housed a Co-operative store in 2011. To the right is the King's Head public house, sporting a sign depicting King Charles II and owned by Tennants. Both this and the apparently disused shop to the left of the Co-op have since been demolished.