Here’s what my friend John Penhallow from Australia had to say:
I just found this pic in the warehouse here at my office – my brother Andrew took it on a cheap camera he had – the band were rehearsing in a school classroom in a school – maybe Cecil Rhodes (Ashley’s old school) near Bounds Green and I think he went there to buy Ashley’s home made/school woodwork class bass guitar from him, part of which might be what’s seen on the table behind Richard…
ADDITIONAL COMMENT FROM RICHARD THOMPSON:
This must be after May 1967, because Martin is there, and before about
August, when I had a new guitar. I’m also just out of school because
my hair is short. This looks more like a classroom being used as a
dressing room, but I don’t remember the circumstances.