Bob on Riverboat 1957

 A curling photograph found in a shallow box outside a market town junk emporium. 
A single snap of a family group enjoying a pleasure boat trip.  A few pictorial clues for further investigation...

 
Great Yarmouth 1957. 'Bob (?) on River.boat'
Meaders Deneside Studio
Husband & wife team, Newman & Thelma Meader, specialed in taking photographs on pleasure steamers sailing from Great Yarmouth's harbour during the late 1950's - 1960's. The pleasure steamers they worked on included the Eastern Princess and the Golden Galleon, the latter being the name peeping from the bottom right of the photo above. The photographs would have been taken and processed during the duration of the trip so that you could buy a photographic momento of your cruise at the end of the trip.

If you'd care to click on this link HERE it will take you to 'Our Great Yarmouth' website and a photograph, also taken by the Meaders, of the crew of the Golden Galleon from the same period.
Photo'  by Neil Cox over at www.ourgreatyarmouth.org.uk
Et voila! The booking office where Bob would have bought his pleasure steamer tickets...

Comments

AnniD said…
Re BOB. Might it be initials? In such a well schooled hand I feel they wouldn't put a capital at the end of a name...could be G & B although the G doesn't match the first G.

Murgatroyd said…
I wondered about that too. B&B??
Murgatroyd said…
Definitely not a B at the beginning...going google eyed trying to figure that one out!
nilly said…
I think it could be a G - and that the two phrases could be written by two different people. I'm so relieved to find that others niggle away at clues, eager to know more about the minutiae of life.
Murgatroyd said…
You could be right Nilly! Ooh, there's nothing like a few tantilising clues to keep you guessing eh? Minutiae makes the world tick!
Paul Godfrey said…
I remember Thelma and Newman Meader. They also owned a D&P works in Great Yarmouth. These boat photos were taken and rush processed ready for sale after the trip. The prints were made using two Williamson Enprinters. I worked at the D&P works in 1964 and 1965.
Murgatroyd said…
Paul - only just spotted your comment! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. It's always a HUGE pleasure when anyone can shed a bit more light on an old forgotten picture.
Very best wishes to you!