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This section includes a large number of early photographs of Hocktide and Tutti-Day.

There are links to photographic records of modern Hocktide and Tutti-Day at the bottom of this page.

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- An early photograph of the Constable and Tutti-men. The Constable is Alfred Buckeridge (farrier of 103 High Street, Constable 1894-96). The Tutti-men are Tom Fruen (left, china & glass dealer, undertaker) and Arthur Killick (right, grocer).

- "Hock-tide Festival, Hungerford. The Constable and two Tithing men with "Tutti Poles", 1902" [J Benjamin Stone]

- "Hock-tide Festival, Hungerford. The Constable and two Tithing men with "Tutti Poles", 1902" (The Constable was William G Alexander coal-merchant at 120 High Street) [J Benjamin Stone]

- "Council of Commoners, Hocktide, Hungerford 1902". The Constable is William Alexander, coal merchant at 120 High Street. [Sir John Benjamin Stone]

- "Council of Commoners, Hock-tide, Hungerford, 1902" [J Benjamin Stone]

"Hock-tide Customs at Hungerford, Berkshire. The Constable and tithing, or "Tutti", Men, 1902". (The Constable was William G Alexander coal-merchant at 120 High Street). [J Benjamin Stone]

- "School Boys, Hungerford - Hocktide Festivities" 1902 (at the Wesleyan School in Church Street) [J Benjamin Stone]

- "School Girls, Hungerford - Hocktide Festivities. Mr Camburn, Master" 1902 (at the Wesleyan School in Church Street) [J Benjamin Stone]

- Hocktide 1902. Constable is William Alexander, coal merchant at 120 High Street. Standing behind is Bellman Edward Bushnell. [J Benjamin Stone]

-Constable and Tutti-men, Hocktide 1903. Constable (for his second year) is William Alexander, coal merchant at 120 High Street.

Hocktide 1908. Constable (Dr Major), Bellman (Edward Bushnell) and the Tutti-men. [Mapson & Son, Hungerford and Pewsey]

- Hocktide c1909? Shoeing the Colt in the yard of The Three Swans Hotel [Albert Parsons]

- Hocktide 1910. The Constable, Mr Alfred Allright (grocer) is seated. Behind him is the Bellman Edward Bushnell, and on either side are the two Tutti-men, Frederick Macklin (of the dairy) on the left, and Robert Cole (of the Town Mill) on the right.

- Hocktide 1910. The Constable, Alfred Allright, of the Universal Stores, 15 High Street, is about to send the Tutti-men, Alfred Macklin on the left, and Robert Cole on the right, to visit all the Commoners' houses in the town. Note: It is interesting that these two photographs (both taken on Tutti-day 1910) show different Tutti-men. The top photo shows Frederick Macklin, whilst the lower one shows his son Alfred Macklin. This is the only known occasion when father and son shared the duty of Tutti-man on the same day!

- From "The Throne & Country", 16 Apr 1910

- Hocktide c1910 Bellman Edward Bushnell "Collecting the Commoner's Penny" [Sir Benjamin Stone]

-Hocktide 1911. Constable Alfred Allright with the Tutti-men and Bellman Edward Bushnell

- Hocktide 1911. Bellman Edward Bushnell outside the John o'Gaunt Inn, with ?publican Albert Chales Hance and his family. [Albert Parsons "17"]

- Hocktide ?1911. Tutti-men on the steps of Allright's Stores, now 16 High Street. [Albert Parsons "16"]

- Hocktide ?1911. Shoeing the Colt in the yard of the Three Swans Hotel. [Alfred Barratt Press Photographers, Salisbury Court, Fleet Street, London] (DM)

- Hocktide 1911. "Mary pays the pleasanter penalty. Chief Constable summons by horn the village lads to scramble for pennies" (Daily Sketch, Wed 26 Apr 1911)

- "Shoeing a colt while the fully-fledged members smoke their churchwardens; and another lucky tuttie man. Gathering the pennies" (Daily Sketch, Wed 26 Apr 1911). Note the loose cattle in the street!

- Hocktide 1912. Constable was Alfred Allright. [Albert Parsons "9"]

- Hocktide 1912. Constable was Alfred Allright. [Albert Parsons]

- Hocktide 16.4.1912. In the yard of The Three Swans [Albert Parsons]

- Hocktide 16.4.1912. At the Workhouse [Albert Parsons]

- Hocktide 16.4.1912. At the Workhouse [Albert Parsons]

- Hocktide 16.4.1912. "Kissing Day" - at he Workhouse [Albert Parsons]

- Hocktide 16.4.1912. Visiting The Laundry [Albert Parsons]

- Hocktide 1913. Constable is John Adnams, corn and seed merchant. Bellman Edward Bushnell is on the right. [Albert Parsons "21"]

- Hocktide 1913. The Hocktide Court sits in the Town Hall, and is chaired by the Constable (Mr John Adnams, corn and seed merchant), with members of the jury and other Commoners around the table. Seated (from left to right) are [unknown], George Winterbourne (florist), Thomas Walter Alexander (grocer), George Wren (saddler and ironmonger), [unknown], Dr Harry Pike Major (doctor), John Adnams (Constable, corn and seed merchant), Henry Astley (solicitor), William Mapson (watchmaker), [unknown], and Louis Beard (coal merchant). Standing (from left to right) are Edward Gingell (grocer), Ernest Batt (baker), Henry Crossley (Tutti-man), Edward Bushnell (Bellman), John Tyler (fraper, Tutti-man), George Hawkes (ironmonger) John y Hawkins (confectioner), Alfred Bartholomew (house furnisher) and Stephen Clifford (bootmaker). [Albert Parsons "5"]

- Hocktide 1913. Shoeing the Colt in the yard of The Three Swans Hotel. [Albert Parsons "1"]

- Hocktide 1913. Shoeing the Colt in the yard of The Three Swans Hotel. [Albert Parsons "2"]

- Hocktide 1913. Shoeing the Colt in the yard of The Three Swans Hotel. [Albert Parsons "3"]

- Hocktide 1913. A the Workhouse. [Albert Parsons "6"]

- Hocktide 1913. At The Laundry. [Albert Parsons]

-Hocktide ?1914. Tutti-men standing with John Adnams outside his home and business, 28 High Street. [Albert Parsons]

- Hocktide 1914. Tutti-man with nurse at The Workhouse

- Hocktide 1914. At The Workhouse [Albert Parsons "10"]

- Hocktide 1914. "Commanding the Commoner's Penny" Outside Mill Cottage, 8 Bridge Street [Albert Parsons "11"]

- Hocktide 1915. At The Laundry [Albert Parsons "11"]

- Hocktide ?1920. Shoeing the Colt in the yard of The Three Swans Hotel. [Parsons]

- Hocktide ?1920. Shoeing the Colt in the yard of The Three Swans Hotel. [Parsons]

-Hocktide 1920. Outside Freeman's, Bridge Street [Albert Parsons]

- Hocktide 1920. Crossing the canal bridge [Albert Parsons]

- Hocktide 1920. Outside WH Smith, 6 High Street [Albert Parsons]

- Hocktide 1920. Outside Charles Batchelor's confectioners and cafe, 10 Bridge Street (now Roxtons) [Albert Parsons]

- Hocktide 1921. Shoeing the Colts in the yard of The Three Swans Hotel. [Albert Parsons]

- Hocktide 1927. Blake, Bartholomew, Alf Macklin

- Hocktide 1927. At the Workhouse

- Hocktide 1927. Tutti-man Alf Macklin in front of The Red House, Bridge Street

- Hocktide 1927. The Tutti-men at Taylor's the Chemist, 3 Bridge Street.Beyond the crowd of following children can be seen the two Tutti-men (Mr Alf Macklin on the left, and Mr William George Razey on the right. Between them in the doorway is the Orangeman (Mr Ruddle) and the owner of the chemist shop, Mr Henry Fearnley "Fern" Taylor. Frederick Ernest Ruddle ran the Craven Arms from 1911 until it closed in 1929, when he moved to 1 North View.

- Hocktide 1927. Tutti-man Alf Macklin returning across the canal bridge, accompanied by Jack Cox, Orange-man.

- Hocktide 1930. "Ye Tutti-men of Hungerford [Albert Parsons]

- Hocktide 1934. Outside 55-57 High Street.

- Hocktide, 1938. Mr Ernest W Dopson (Tutti-man), Mr Ruddle (Orange-man) and Mr W G Razey (Tutti-man) on the Town Hall steps

- Hocktide 1938. Mr Dopson outside his shop, 5 High Street

- Hocktide 1938. outside Mrs Cadd's hairdressers, at 4 High Street [Parsons]

- Hocktide c1943. On the right is Jean Bertram (McClintock), who lived in Froxfield, the daughter of John William McClintock. Jean's sister Joyce married Eddie May. Jean married 1951 in Froxfield. (Sent by Neil Bertram 2015)

- Hocktide c1948. The Orangeman (Mr Ruddle) and Tutti-men throwing oranges to children.

- Hocktide 1948. (Left to right) Charlie Geater (Tutti-man), Sidney Bushnell (Town Crier), Joseph Roy Alexander (Coal Merchant, 120 High Street, Constable 1947-1950), Bill Lewington (Tutti-man), Dicky Scarlett (Orange Man) Photograph taken in the Constable's garden, rear of 120 High Street. [Albert Parsons]

- Hocktide 26 Apr 1949. "Hands up for Tutti-men's Pannies" outside Macklin's Dairy, 100 High Street, "Established 1884". [PA Reuters Photos, London]

- Hocktide 26 Apr 1949. "Tutti-man on ladder, claims his kiss" Tutti-man Charles Geater on top of ladder claims a kiss from Beryl Morley, [PA Reuters Photos, London]

See also:

- Hocktide and Tutti-Day

- Hocktide 2009 - photos by Hugh Pihlens (pdf)

- Hocktide 2013 - photos by Tony Bartlett (pdf)