A Royal Palace in the West End


Lest you think I have attached the wrong pictures to this review I should point out that this is not a palace in the real sense of the word. I will explain further, later in this review. This quaint, rather plain and indeed rather rundown looking clothes shop was formally a tearoom run by one of Adelaide’s most flamboyant sons – Albert Augustine (Bert) Edwards. Edwards, on the right, with one of his employees are depicted in my second picture, outside the tearooms as they were in 1912 – picture courtesy of the State Library of South Australia. Continue reading “A Royal Palace in the West End”