In May 1938 the treat of war was looming. People were being shown how to use gas masks.
This picture and article appeared in the Welwyn Times on 19 May 1938, page 1.
“A remarkable photograph taken by Mr Sheridan of his daughter Dinah, trying on a gas mask at the Fire Brigade headquarters. The strangely inappropriate feathered visitor settled uninvited on the gas mask actually whilst Miss Sheridan was being shown how to use it by Capt. Dougherty.”