Can anyone shed any light upon this picture?

It was taken in Weymouth between May 1966 and May 1967 during Lucie Hill’s mayoralty.

If you look to the right of the photo you'll see a very familiar face!

Looking on and watching the ribbon cutting is Sid James of the Carry On films fame.

This picture was shared with us by Geoffrey Pritchard.

He said: "This is an interesting one. I know nothing of the circumstances but the combination of characters is strange.

"Perhaps someone can throw some light on this. It was taken between May 1966 and May 1967 during Lucie Hill’s mayoralty. She is cutting a ribbon at a ceremonial opening.

"Left of the picture is E.J. (“Jack”) Jones the Town Clerk but what is Sid James doing there?

"It would have been interesting to hear the conversation or perhaps it could be part of a caption contest."

Get in touch with us if you know what the occasion was!