Where is it?
1928 - Where is it?
reproduced with acknowledgement to Dean Malpass and Pippa Stockng
to Dean Malpass for allowing me to reproduce this photo.
"This photo is in a built up area.
there are tram lines and the name 'Bermaline
Bread' on a building.
It is a photo of my great
grandfather, his daughter and his
The granddaughter has what looks like a
bucket and spade or small rod in her hand.
I assume they were on a trip to the seaside.
I am almost sure was taken in
Edinburgh in the year 1928"
Acknowledgement: Dean Malpass,
January 30, 2010
Where is it?
recognise this photo as being Edinburgh.
Bread was a type of malt loaf from a company which I believe was based in
Glasgow and in Haddington, East Lothian.
building beyond the one with the Bermaline Bread sign appears to be a
Methodist Church or Chapel.
Unfortunately, I cannot read the destination blind on the tram in the
Please email me if you can suggest where this photo might have been
Peter Stubbs: January 30, 2010
to Michael Keightley who sent me two adverts for Bermaline Bread, showing
that the company was based in Bothwell Street, Glasgow.
Bothwell Street, Glasgow?
"It looks like
it could be Bothwell Street, Glasgow, where Bermaline Bread was based."
Michael Keightley: February 1,
to Peter Rivet who replied:
"Apart from Bermaline Bread,
there are two useful clues: the onion dome in the top right hand corner,
and the tram."
as the tram is concerned, the only trams Edinburgh had which looked at all
like this were those it inherited from Leith and by 1928 they would have
had enclosed ends and route numbers with coloured lights. It doesn't look
like a Glasgow tram either."
Scottish tram operators put the destination box above the rail on their
open top trams, but latterly the Dunfermline & District company
repositioned them immediately above the driver. The other design details
seem to fit Dunfermline too.
So I think this photo was
probably taken there - or just possibly in Cowdenbeath, which was also
served by Dunfermline's trams. Perhaps somebody who knows the
Dunfermline area can identify the building with the dome."
Peter Rivet: Lancaster,
Lancashire, England: September 30, 2010
to Peter Smaardijk, Netherlands, for providing the answer to where this
photo was taken.
now about 7 years since the last person suggested to me where this photo
might have been taken, so it was good to get the response from Peter.
of the street and the Bermaline Bread sign was taken in
Road, Great Yarmouth.
The little tower with the onion
in the top right corner of this photo and the white building left of it
are still standing at 174
Another photograph taken at about the same spot
was placed on a Dutch ''unknown pictures' web site some time ago, but
removed again because it was considered to be a bit too hopeless for
solving. Luckily, now we know where it is."
Peter Smaardijk, Netherlands: 19
also sent me a link to a web site showing 4 postcards of Regent Road,
Great Yarmouth, and confirming the location of the photo.
Unfortunately, the 4 postcards appear to have been removed from that web
Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: 24 June 2017
to Lisa Burman who
"This was definitely taken Great Yarmouth. I live there myself.
The photo was taken in a
road called Regent Road. It
ran from the seafront to the town centre. It has always been a
popular street full of shops selling seaside stuff and many other
Before the shop fronts came the
houses were very nice houses owned by 'well to be persons'.
The white building still stands
Lisa Burman, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk,
England: 11 +12 August 2017