There are an awful lot of Victorian photographs out there and, frankly, and awful lot of them are pretty dull. But every now and again something comes along which really takes my fancy and this is certainly one of those. It is one in a small but important group of photos I bought a while ago which depict life in Settle in Yorkshire in, I would say, about 1860-70. This is my favourite of the lot though for its portrayal of a kind of life now pretty much disappeared forever. I've left it as quite a large image so please do click on it to appreciate it fully.