Over the years we've featured many of the old Edwin Seward photos in these pages.

And this picture of Fortuneswell, Portland, has to be one of his most interesting.

It shows a very different looking Underhill taken by the sharp bend of New Road. Recognisable is the former Portland Town Council building, now apartments. You can also see an advert on the side of a building for Bovril, and on the right of the image for Camp Coffee.

You can also see a couple of vehicles making their way up and down the hill and people on foot frequenting the many shops in Fortuneswell.

In the distance is the sweep of Chesil Beach and to the right of the causeway, the Mere Farm Oil Tanks, built between 1907 and 1913.

Edwin Seward was a well known Weymouth photographer whose photos were used as postcards.

Edwin opened his own photographic studio in Weymouth in 1907 at 13 Turton Street, renting the first floor of the property owned by the Weymouth Soda Water company.

Concentrating on scenes of historic interest in the town, his early work established him as a photographer of some note.

In 1911 he married Ellen Humphries in St Michael's Parish Church, Bath.

Over the following 30 years Edwin's photographic business continued to flourish and his Melcombe series of postcards racked up huge sales.

In April 1929 Edwin and Ellen moved to No. 5 York Buildings on the Esplanade, where they lived until Edwin's death on June 16 1954 after a brief illness.