Edwin Dale

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A self portrait of Edwin Dale with his motor cycle
Edwin Dale

Edwin Dale was an accomplished amateur photographer who took hundreds of images in Jersey in the early years of the 20th century.

He was born on 3 January 1882 and has left behind a fascinating collection of island views taken between 1910 and 1920, which is now in the Photographic Archive of La Société Jersiaise.

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.

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