Edwin Dale was born on 3 January 1882 and has left behind a fascinating selection of island views taken between 1910 and 1920. There is a collection in the Photographic Archive of La Société Jersiaise, and images are also held by private collectors.
He entered the Jersey Eistedfodd photographic competition for the first time in 1913 he won four first prizes and two second prizes. He made his living running his father’s boot, shoe and leather shop at 63 New Street but he had a passion for photography, and among his favourite subjects were harbour scenes and steamships, churches, houses, country lanes and coastal views, sport and the railway. He also took portraits and photographs of islanders at work.
He had a motorcycle which he used to travel around the island to take his photographs.