Only the clothes have changed in a new picture depicting a century in the life of a Midland country hotel.
Staff at The Dormy House Hotel in Broadway, Worcestershire, had always been curious about the identities of the folk who stared out at them from the 1912 sepia picture hanging in the brasserie.
That was until a research project revealed the image featured the Cotterell family of farmers who once lived in what is now a four star hotel.
Eight members of the Cotterell clan appear in the photo, along with an unknown dog and two visiting Oxford students.
Hotel general manager David Field was so intrigued that he decided to recreate the image for the 21st century, complete with nine staff, the marketing manager’s dog, Eddie, and head chef Paul Napper’s son Leon.
And the only changes in 100 years are the modern clothes and the rail on the steps outside the entrance.
Sales administration manager Christine Anderson said: “It was only when we decided to look like the Cotterells that we found out who they were.
“It was all good fun. I have been here for 18 years and in total the people on the picture have worked at the hotel for more than a century.”
Frank and Edith Cotterell raised 13 children at the 17th century site, which was originally called Willersey Hill Farm.
Other pictures show them relaxing in the garden, setting off on shooting parties and hosting students on holiday from nearby Oxford University.
Some of these became famous names – one regular visitor was Axel Munthe, the Swedish scientist who worked with Louis Pasteur on a cure for rabies.