Edwin Dale was born on 3rd January, 1882. When he entered the Jersey Eistedfodd photographic competition for the first time in 1913, he won four first prizes and two second prizes. He remained an amateur photographer, making his living running his father’s boot, shoe and leather shop at 63 New Street. In 1947, after fifty-three years, thebusiness was transferred due to Edwin’s ill health.
As well as being a very talented photographer, Edwin Dale was a keen racer of model boats and known for his love of motorcycles. Many of his early images include the motorised bike on which he would travel around the island taking photographs. Most of his work dates from 1910 to the 1920s and one of his favourite subjects was the railway. He died on 27th January 1956.