WS, Miss Harrison, Nell, Wallis (?), ERS, Rev FM Etherington.
Two photos glued back-to-back, found in a flea market in Brighton. All we had to go on was the handwritten names you see above.
Archive research on Rev Etherington enabled us to locate this photo in Kent, probably when Etherington was vicar of Chevening, and was the clue we needed to identify the church in the photo glued to the back of this one.
Etherington later moved to Minehead in Somerset and became associated with the folklore revival movement. He was good friends with neighbouring vicar, folklorist and Christian Socialist Rev Charles Marson who collaborated with Cecil Sharp and Maud Karpeles, the founders of the English Folk Song and Dance Society.
In later years Etherington intended to write a biography of Charles Marson but never completed this project. Author David Sutcliffe has recently completed his own biography of Marson, for which he drew on Etherington's notes.