While going through my collection of Limerick photographs, I started looking at a photograph of a scene of the military crossing Mathew Bridge. Suddenly it dawned on me that I had seen this scene before. It was in the Ludlow Collection and this series of images from God Save The King

Standing atop Mathew Bridge was John Riddell taking close up images of the parade as it filed passed him.

This was an incredible find. It is rare to have photographs of Limerick from this period but to have to photographs of the same scene with a photograph in one of them is extremely rare.