The building on the right is Parrock, and on the left is Mitchell's canteen. the gentleman in black at the front will be a clergyman, possibly an important one from away as this is such a large gathering from various local chapels.
21 June 1912. 'The Manchester to Leeds express literally burst the rails asunder' on the already notorious Charlestown Curve between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden killing four people. Picture donated by Charlie Greenwood.