Here's a nice image of Weymouth nostalgia.

It's of a double decker bus in Park Street and was submitted to us by John Ritchie of Books Afloat, which is also in Park Street.

The bus is outside a shop called Tregenza, which sold mostly groceries.

Reader Graham Ryan tells us: "The shop in question sold mostly groceries not sure if the owners were Polish. My late sister and brother-in-law shopped there because they lived in Turton Street."

While Angie Robinson Jones remembers: "Tregenza sold everything, and they were lovely people."

Interestingly, Gina Lane drew our attention to this photo of a shop in Park Street, which may or may not have been taken in Tregenza.

Dorset Echo: Is this the inside of Tregenza?

The date is probably August 1958. It's hard to believe that shops once looked like this. Small and tightly packed with goods, with a counter separating customers from many of the goods. A wonderful shopping archive photo!

The cake on the counter was baked by Weymouth chef Johnny Lane. It is a scene showing the USS Nautilus amongst pack ice. Nautilus had just completed the first 1,830 mile voyage under the Polar ice cap, following which Nautilus called at Portland, Weymouth, its first port of call after the voyage.

Dorset Echo: Chef Johnny LaneChef Johnny Lane

The event caused much interest in Weymouth. Thousands gathered to welcome Nautilus into Portland and there was a week of celebrations. The cake was made as part of these celebrations.

Dorset Echo: A Johnny Lane wedding cakeA Johnny Lane wedding cake

This information about Nautilus comes from the superb book Weymouth - The Golden Years by Maureen Attwooll.

In keeping with the subject of Park Street, Portland historian Stuart Morris has shared this second picture of the street in 1963 before it had double yellow lines.

Dorset Echo: Park Street in or around 1963, before double yellow lines Picture courtesy of Stuart Morris

This picture shows a fish and chip shop in the street and a shop called G. Buckley.

So although we don't know the exact date of Mr Ritchie's photo, we do know that it was taken after 1963.

Graham Perry suggests the bus picture may have been taken in 1969 according to the following clues in the picture. He said: "There is Ariel in the shop window, which was released in the UK in 1968 or 1969 and that bus ceased service with Southern National in November 1969."

But Garry Smith thought the photo was taken on a later date. It was before Park Street was made one way towards the station. Maybe late 70s/early80s, so before then. It was also before the station was rebuilt.

John Clarke remembers going into Tregenza with his mum in the 1950s. Colin Park said: "My mum worked in the chip shop next door with Phyllis Newton."

Kavin Wyle tells us: "The shop was a general grocery sold everything.

"The bus may have come out of the back entrance of the bus garage which was about opposite the shop. It had a big high green door into Park Street."

Ian Wright said: "Some of our family shopping was regularly done at Tregenza.

"I remember the whole cheese on the counter, cheddar (no other cheese existed!) cut with a wire, then wrapped in two layers of paper.

"Another grocery shop in Park Street was Miss McElvy's (please forgive the spelling) where a weeks shopping for our family of five would be about £3 in the mid 50s."

Patrick Donnelly said: "Tregenza always seemed a good Cornish name, I do not know if it is but think of "By Tre, Pol and Pen ye may know the Cornish Men."

Valerie Stone tells us: "Yes I know them very well the grandparents started first then the daughter and husband when he came back from the war, he was my dad's brother and yes, Jean was their daughter who of course was my cousin she worked in Trumps hairdresser. But the shop was a grocers."