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Do they still rush outside at the slightest sight of a camera?

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Monday, August 3, 1981


Greetings.  I believe there were still farms nearby when this photo was taken.  So the ladies were wearing extra protection from the sun.  I count three cigarette smokers, and remember the extension pipe used in the 1960s.  Regards,  Peter

Hi Old Timer,

It was certainly a very hot and humid day!  We got the impression that they were deliberately staging a photograph for unwary tourists - all rushing out through the gate and donning their hats when they saw us and several other people arriving - and possibly smoking the pipes to add to the picturesque nature of the group. There was a well rehersed chorus of "One photograph one Dollar!" Best wishes, Andrew