With this image at Whitley Bay that was on the web site given above we have a booth set up near some sort of kiosk, which may no longer be there.
If you know where along the beach this booth was usually set up you could get a wider image from Google (the google van recorded along the promenade there) and I could photoshop it into place. It is of course better if someone went down there and took the photo. I looked about but looking at this place gave me an urge to go to Spain for a holiday.
Here's a photo that would be an interesting challenge to locate:
It was taken around 1895 in Ilfracomb in Devon by Paul Martin while on holidays.
The building in the background is no longer existant as a far as I can tell. You would need to know the location of that building and then use the hill to precisely locate where this wonderful booth was set up.
Here is another view of Ilfracombe taken around the same time. In the background you can see the same building.
As this was taken from the Chapel you could get your bearings and with a bit of detective work and triangulation pin point where Mr Martin took the photo.
This is my guess as to where the booth was set up.
Down on the sand there perhaps.
Now I looked at the map and from the chapel I imagined a line with the church on the left. I then zoomed in to the area this line pointed at.
And while wondering along the road your trusty Google traveller noticed this:
Yes it is the building we see in the distance.
Now if I moved backwards to have that building at the correct distance ..
Ah hah I am back to the place I thought was the spot.
This is indeed where the photo was taken. Only down the steps on the sand. The newer "Landmark" may be in the background instead of the hills and hotel building. But the photo position could be photographed if someone were in Ilfracomb. And it certainly looks like a lovely place to visit I must say.
The Marylebone Road pitch depicted by Benjamin Haydon, Dan has supplied above, can be photographed quite precisely. I have been there and was surprised to find the building tucked in behind the booth is still there. Haydon didn't make anything up. He lived near by and must have sketched the church and adjacent buildings from life. Regents park was at the time used to graze live stock before their final journey to the meat market. This is where he got the model for the farmer and sheep dog depicted standing in front of the booth. This is how I came upon the idea that the position may have been an actual pitch used by Pike, who may also have lived nearby and so could be on hand to model for the painting.
The photos I took myself of this area are a bit too leafy. So after autumn it would be good for someone to take these photos again. I reckon the exact location can be found.
House depicted opposite church in painting. You can just see that the moulding on the building matches with that inn the painting.
And the church and trees with lots of obscuring leaves.
Ooh, after all that I feel myself coming over all obscure. I'd better get a cup of tea.