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Old Photographs - Cambridgeshire Photographers - Bi-Bk

Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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Name:  BIBBY'S STUDIO
Address: 35 Narrow Bridge Street, Peterborough
Working Dates: c. 1924
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: This studio has one single directory entry in a local directory for 1924. It has not been possible to date to find out more about this studio. There were two photographers in England by the name of Bibby. John Ray Bibby b:1856 Preston Lancs, was a photographer in Southport in 1911. There was also a photographer Robert Bibby - nothing further known. There is nothing known currently to connect either of them to Peterborough. Also, the animal feed company J Bibby and Sons of Liverpool, published a well illustrated quarterly periodical "Bibby's Quarterly" (described as a rival to "Country Life", later "Bibby's Annual" and "Bibby's Hearth and Farm". Again nothing is currently known to connect this publication with Peterborough.
References: Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire 1924

Name:  BICKERSTAFFE, Lucy Camilla  b: 1884  Leamington, Warwickshire.   d:1937 Barton
Address: Silverthorn, Wimpole Road, Barton, Cambs
Working Dates: c.1920-37?
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Lucy Camilla Bickerstaffe was the daughter of a medical doctor, Roger Bickerstaff and Esther Parker, of Leamington Warwickshire. In 1901 Lucy was with her uncle, Charles Bickerstaffe, a C of E Clergyman, and his family at The Vicarage Dronfield, Derbyshire. In 1911 she was a lady of independent means at the home of an aunt, Sophia Anne Bickerstaffe (also of private means) in Pokesdown, Christchurch, Hampshire. By 1919 Lucy was living in Barton Cambridgeshire. She was a "new scoutmistress" in the village in 1920 and appears to have also been a church organist and a charity concert organiser. Exactly what her connection was with photography is not yet known, neither is her occupation, if she had one. She does not appear in commercial directories as a shopkeeper in Barton (1900, 1916, 1922,1929, 1933 and 1937 Kellys directories - no trace) and yet her name, "Miss L.C. Bickerstaffe, Barton, Cambridge" appears on the real photograph postcard below, which depicts three bricklayers on wooden scaffolding working on a chimney beside the incomplete roof of a building. It is difficult to see the purpose of the postcard. Might it have been work on Miss Bickerstaffe's house, or the near completion of an important building, possibly an important re-build, perhaps issued as a fund raising idea? Until the mystery is solved or more information comes to hand, we will list Miss Bickerstaffe here.
References: Cambridge Independent Press: 26 Dec 1919 (violin solo at concert at Comberton), 2 Jan 1920 p12 (scoutmistress) 9 Jan 1920 p3 (church organist) , 16 April 1920 (concert organiser) 6 Aug 1920 (new scoutmistress) Cambridge Daily News 29 May 1921 p1 (offering two goats for sale)

RPPC of workmen on roofText on reverse of above postcard

Name:  BINGE, John Photography  b:       d:
Address: 34 Westfield Road, Sawtry
Working Dates: c.1986
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1986

Name:  BINGHAM, Mary Ann  b:1858 Brampton, Huntingdonshire.   d:
Address: High Street, Huntingdon
Working Dates: c.1881
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1881 census Mary is shown as a photographer's assistant. She was living in High Street, Huntingdon with her father, John G Bingham, brewer and cooper b: 1838, St Neots, Huntingdonshire and mother, Isabella b:1838 Tempsford, Bedfordshire.
References: England census 1881

Name:  BIRD, Frank, Frank Bird (Photography)   b:1936 
Address: Various addresses in Cambridge, Trumpington and Cottenham.
Working Dates: c.1954 - 2001
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Frank Bird, now retired, was a Cambridgeshire Photographer for over 45 years. He worked first for the Cambridge University Department of Aerial Photography (1954 -1957), then with Edward Leigh in Kings Parade (1957 - 1969) interrupted with periods on the high seas working for the Marine Photo Service, Colchester, on P&O liners from 1961-1963 then briefly with Stearns in Cambridge in 1963). In 1969 Frank went into partnership with Peter Lofts, trading first as "Lofts Bird Partnership" then as "Cambridgeshire Photographers". Frank, assisted by his wife, Madeleine, ran his own firm, Frank Bird (Photography), in Telegraph Street, Cottenham from 1976-2001.
References: For full details, please see Frank Bird's autobiography on our site here. Cambridge Yellow Pages 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000. Peterborough Yellow Pages 1977.

Name:  BIRD, Vernon     b:       d:
Address: Station Road, March
Working Dates: c. 1908
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: It is possible that this 1908 directory entry relates to William Henry Vernon Bird below - no other obvious candidate has yet been found in March in the 1901 or 1911 census returns.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1908

Name:  BIRD, William Henry Vernon   b:1881 at Boston, Lincs       d:
Address: 5 Alexandra Road, Wisbech
Working Dates: c.1901 - 1904
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In 1901 William was living with his parents at 3 Cannon Street Wisbech. His father, William Bird b: 1851 Boston a grocer's manager. William was shown as a photographer working from home on his own account. There is a directory entry for him in 1904 as a photographer in Wisbech at 5 Alexander Road. If the above entry for Vernon Bird refers to WHV Bird, then he was at March around 1908. By 1911, William Henry Vernon Bird was living with his parents at 6 Grove St, Boston, Lincs and working as a photographer on his own account. A postcard has been listed for sale on Delcamps of a crowd scene - early 20th Century, scratched onto the foreground in shaky capitals is "Vernon Bird" and "Bargate". The location is not identified further, but there is a Bargate in Boston Lincs, suggesting again that WHV Bird used the name Vernon Bird in his photography.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1904

Name:  BIRKITT, Malcolm   b:       d:
Address: 18 Svenskaby, Orton Wistow, Peterborough
Working Dates: c.1999
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: commercial, industrial, advertising, brochures.
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1999. Some of Malcolm Birkitt's work and articles can be found on the Creative Lens web site at: http://www.creativelens.net/ - the site is based in Swavesey Cambridgeshire.

Name:  BISHOP, John      b:       d: 1943
Address: Guilden Morden
Working Dates: 1880s - 1918
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: The Cambridge Independent Press 10th September 1943 has a column entitled "The Passing Hour" by "Watchman" which records "In the cottage homes of Cambridgeshire today there are many hundreds of treasured photographs bearing the rubber stamped words "John Bishop Photographer" a traveling photographer whose funeral was reported recently in our notes from Melbourn. Mr Bishop, it may be recalled, traveled about Cambridgeshire as a photographer for over 40 years until about 1918 living in a caravan and using it as studio and workroom on wheels. He was, one might say, a semi itinerant camera man; not one of those here today and gone tomorrow fraternity. He frequently stayed several months in the larger villages" Later in the same column "The traveling photographer with caravan is now but a memory. He has been driven from the road and village feasts mainly by the ease and popularity of modern photography, even among children many of whom have small cheap "Brownie" and like cameras".

The photo below reproduced with permission from the Cambridgeshire Collection ref W65.5.KO.27409 shows in the background a traveling photographer's caravan at a village feast of some sort, but the sign board appears to be for A.G.Bishop. Does this mean that John Bishop was a second generation traveling photographer?

Below this is what is believed to be an example of Bishop's work. A cabinet photograph of a young boy (or possibly girl) aged around three years standing on the seat of a dining chair, in a dress with frilled collar and short sleeves with a tartan sash round his waist and holding the back of the chair over which is draped a rug of some sort. The photograph has a black border to the mount and black edging. Does this have any meaning connected with mourning the sitter, or is it merely artistic? The reverse is a very faded pinkish geometric pattern. The photographers name alone "John Bishop" can be made out below the image on the rh side of the mount. In the centre of the pattern on the reverse is "John Bishop Art Photographer". There is no indication of the photographer's address anywhere on the mount. Difficult to date, but could be 1890s or 1900s. Below this is a cabinet photograph c.1895, reproduced with permission by the Cambridgeshire Collection (Cat c.65.5) On the face is printed "John Bishop Art Photographer Guilden Morden". The reverse is blank.

References: Cambridgeshire Collection’s Carte de Visite Collection c.65.5 has a photograph from John Bishop. Cambridge Independent Press 10/9/1943.

Photographer's caravan - Bishop

Cabinet photograph by John BishopReverse John Bishop cabinet photo

Detail - front of mountDetail from reverse of Bishop mount
Details from front and reverse of John Bishop mount

Cabinet photograph by Bishop

Cabinet photograph c.1895 from the Cambridgeshire Collection.

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Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

0 - 9 | Aa-Ak | Al-Ao | Ap-As | At-Az | Ba-Bak | Bal-Bam | Ban-Bd | Be-Bh | Bi-Bk | Bl-Bn | Bo-Bp | Br-Bt | Bu-Bz | Ca-Ck | Cl-Cn | Coa-Cor | Cos-Cz | Da-Dh | Di-Dq | Dr-Dz | Ea-Ec | Ed-Ez | Fa-Fh | Fi-Fz | Ga-Gd | Ge-Gq | Gr-Gz | Ha-Hd | He-Hh | Hi-Hn | Ho-Hz | I | Ja-Je | Jf-Jz | K | La-Ld | Le-Ln | Lo-Lz | Maa-Mad | Mae-Mar | Mas-Mb | Mc-Mi | Mj-Mz | Na-Nh | Ni-Nn | No-Nz | O | Pa-Pb | Pc-Ph | Pi-Po | Pr-Pz | Q | Ra-Rd | Re-Rh | Ri-Rz | Sa-Sb | Sc-Sf | Sg-Sk | Sla-Slz | Sma-Ss | Sta-Std | Ste-Sth | Sti-Sy | Ta-Ti | Tj-Tz | U | V | Wa-We | Wf-Wh | Wi-Wz | XYZ


 
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