MYSTERY surrounding an unusual photo may have been solved.
It was thought to have been of a family wedding in Mirfield in 1888.
The photo was unearthed by Kirklees Council staff when they were clearing out an office.
They were anxious to learn more about the photo, so appealed to Examiner readers for help.
The picture had an inscription on it, "Fieldhouse, Mirfield, 1888."
John Springer, of Upper Denby, contacted the Examiner to say that mock weddings, where people dressed up, were often held at chapels in Victorian times.
And he said many such events were then depicted on postcards by Bamforth's of Holmfirth.
Mr Springer added: "I think the bride may be a man and the two `bridesmaids' boys. It may have been a chapel social event.
"We still see offshoots of such events today, with all-male pantomimes still staged in the Huddersfield area."