A while ago we reminisced about the Chambers Holiday Snaps business on Weymouth beach.

Thanks to Rex Purchase for getting in touch with us to share this image which was taken by Chambers in 1946 of the First Aid Beach hut supplied by the Weymouth Corporation and staffed by the members of the Weymouth St. John Ambulance Brigade, when the beach was first opened after the war.

The people in the picture are Herbie Purchase (Rex's father, who is holding the stretcher), Pete Medway and Bill Foote, with Bob Nash sitting on the sands besides Rex.

He remembers : "I can vouch for the year as I was 10 years old then and by 1947 had joined the local St. John as a uniformed cadet.

"Inside the hut on the Esplanade side were a two burner oil stove (vented through a window. I don’t think health and safety would approve today) with kettles for hot water.

"The left hand side was screened off with a curtain concealing a stretcher bed, and below the front window was a washstand with bowl on top and the cupboard underneath contained the antiseptic solution, dressings/plasters etc."

Rex adds that Chambers' photos were characterised by their crinkly edges as they would be cut out with pinking shears.