THANKS to Colin Jackson of Stratton who supplied us with this very interesting photo of a sit-down meal on Weymouth Esplanade.

Diners are tucking into a very large leg of lamb and you can recognise Weymouth's iconic Royal Hotel in the background.

Colin is wondering if anyone can provide some details.

He said: "I'm guessing that this was perhaps a VE Day anniversary because of the patriotic colours, a couple of Union flag motifs, and a chap who looks to be carrying his gas mask box."

You can spot what appears to be the gas mark box being carried by a man behind the diner with the bald head who is sat at the table.

Another suggestion is that it could have been the 1977 Silver Jubilee year, but the gas mask box would suggest otherwise.

There are also some 'Mad Hatter' of Alice in Wonderland vibes to this unusual gathering. With the diner on the left who is nearest the camera sporting a '3' sign in his hat.

A member of the Bygone Dorset Facebook group has suggested that the year of this street party could have been 1986 or 1987, when a street party was held.

We'd love to hear from anyone who can shed any light on this gathering.