Can you identify these men and the location?

Does anyone know where this picture was taken and put names to the men?
Does anyone know where this picture was taken and put names to the men?
Signal box - The bleak and isolated siting of the Idsworth signal box illustrates the loneliness of the signalman's lot

THIS WEEK IN 1970: Time runs out on the lonely reign of a signal box man

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Joan Colmer wonders if readers might be able to name any of these eight men and also come up with a location for the picture.

She believes one might be one of her great grandfathers – either John McGregor or Edward Sparshot.

Joan thinks they both might have been coastguards.

She says: ‘I have been searching for about 10 years, even visited many old coastguard stations in the hope of recognising the wall and steps, all to no avail.’