At a guess, I would say that this was taken in the 1920s. I like the idea that the three people stood to one side so that the row of houses is visible. I like the idea that the photographer avoids the telegraph pole out of the head syndrome. But most of all I like the overcoat the chap on the left is wearing. That is an overcoat and a half; an overcoat that can be handed down between generations, an overcoat that has kept a mill-full of weavers occupied for a month.