Benson’s Scarborough

Scarborough-Bensons, Sandside, Harbour, walking picture

John Lawson sent me this example of a Benson’s walkie recently, which we suggest dates from around 1962.  The walkie shows John’s Great Grandparents William and Jane Wandless and was taken on Sandside next to the harbour in Scarborough, Benson’s usual beat.  There are more details of Benson’s Scarborough walking pictures business on the site and the firm also operated in Bridlington.  Looking again at the examples I have, it is possible that  Benson numbered their cards continuously over the years, as they are numbered from 7000 or so up to 50000+.  It would be a great way to help date them if so and also shows us that the firm took over 50,000 photographs during their tenure.

Scarborough-Bensons, Sandside, Harbour, walking picture

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