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Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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Name:  CAMBRIDGE, Eleanor  Elizabeth   b: 1870  Cambridge     d:
Address: 52 Mill Road (back of), Cambridge
Working Dates: 1929 - 1940
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1929-40
The 1911 Census shows the wife of Robert Owen Cambridge to be Eleanor Elizabeth Cambridge, b 1870. She presumably started in her husband's footsteps after his business failed.

Name: CAMBRIDGE PHOTOGRAPHERS
Working Dates: c.1970-1975
Address: 47 High Street, Trumpington, Cambridge
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:- commercial and wedding photographers - a partnership between Peter Lofts and Frank Bird. Frank Bird mentioned that after they ceased using this business name he was asked to release the name for use by another totally un-connected firm. This was probably the firm of SEYMORE AND DAVIES
References: See Frank Bird's autobiography.

Back-stamp from print by Cambridge Photographers

Backstamp used on Cambridge Photographers' prints. (Frank Bird Collection)

Name:   CAMBRIDGE REPRO CENTRE 
Address: 89 Cambridge Road, Milton, Cambs
Working Dates: c.1997 - 8
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: complete range of photographic and repro services
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 1997, 1998

Name: CAMBRIDGE, Robert Owen      b:1872 Rickmansworth Hertfordshire   d: 1950
Address: 115 Mill Rd in 1907, 40 Mill Road Cambridge, 52 Mill Road Cambridge (1916)
Working Dates: 1907 -1922
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: See below studio photo in author’s collection of three young men, c. 1908-10 on oval embossed mount, image approx 6in x 4 in, Mount has printed bottom left “R.O.Cambridge 40 Mill Road”. Below this is an outdoor wedding group photograph, c 1910, postcard format, high gloss finish with divided back - no identifying features on the reverse, the bottom left hand corner of the photograph has been impressed "R.O.Cambridge, photographer, Cambridge" with a hand embossing machine, the mark measuring 4 x 1.5 cm. Next is an outdoor portrait of a couple in a garden, postcard back, semi gloss finish, identical impressed mark to previous example.
(Mike Petty, Cambridgeshire Collection, records that the firm's negatives were destroyed Jan 1975)

In 1901 Robert was living at Jesus Terrace Cambridge with his widowed mother, sister and two brothers. His occupation was shown as "tobacconist", working on his own account. In 1907 Robert Owen Cambridge, then a photographer, living at 115 Mill Road Cambridge, successfully applied at the Cambridge Borough Police Court for a vaccination exemption certificate. This was on the grounds that he did not believe in the efficacy of vaccination and when previously living in Colchester had obtained an exemption certificate for his two youngest children. In 1909 Robert and family were still resident at 115 Mill Road, which they rented for £20-16-0 per annum, when the property was sold by auction. The 1911 census shows Robert Owen Cambridge with his wife and 4 young children at 40 Mill Rd Cambridge, working as a photographer on his own account.

References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Kelly's Directory of Cambridge 1907-1922
Cambridge Independent Press 23/8/1907 P3. (vaccination exemption certificate)
Cambridge Independent Press 26/02/1909 P1 (sale of 115 Mill Rd)
Cambridge Independent Press 17/2/1922, P7. (Cambridge, RO, business fails).

Portrait of three young men by RO Cambridge

Wedding group by R.O.Cambridge
Detail of embossed mark for R.O.Cambridge

Outdoor portrait of a couple by RO CambridgeReverse of portrait of couple

The CAMBRIDGE STUDIO, 1A Botolph Lane, Cambridge, See J.E.T.

CAMBRIDGE STUDIO - See BAKER-SMITH, E W or W E and MASON, Herbert

CAMDEN STUDIO - See SCOTT and WILKINSON

Name:  CAMEO COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, (CAMEO PHOTOGRAPHY LTD  since 22/09/2006)
Address: 1986 shown as Unit 8 D 1 Canberra Enterprise Centre, Harding Way, St Ives. 1990 address shown as Harding Way, St Ives
Working Dates: c. 1986 -  still in business in 2016
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: This firm was established by John Moffet and Keith Waterhouse, both formerly with Mike Manni, and John Moffet having trained before that with AM Photographic. The firm fully embraced digital photography and quickly established high quality large scale digital printing in materials up to widths of 3m+, mainly for advertising and exhibition use. Their Yellow Pages advertisements list specialisms in advertising, commercial and PR, offering complete photographic services, including a digital studio. Keith Waterhouse left the firm to teach photography and Cameo continue to operate as a successful and innovative company based in St Ives.
References: www.cameostudios.co.uk
Cambridge Yellow Pages 2000. Peterborough Yellow Pages, 1986,  1990, 1999.
In Peterborough Yellow Pages 1986, 1990 and Cambridge Yellow Pages 1990, B.Lawrence LBIPP was listed as a photographer with Cameo.

Name:   CAMPKINS CAMERA AND CINE CENTRE
Address: 14 Long Causeway, Peterborough
Working Dates: 1960s
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: See Campkins Studio and Camera shop below.
References: D.A.Yales Directory of Huntingdon and Peterborough 1967/1968

Name:  CAMPKINS STUDIO AND CAMERA SHOP, Campkins Camera Shop in 1964, Cameras Supplies in 1965/6
Address: 18 Mill Road Cambridge
Working Dates: c. 1962 -
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Campkins grew over subsequent years with a number of camera shops in Cambridge, including KP Professionals and also ran Anglia Photoworks, film processing laboratory, in Devonshire Road. In Spaldings 1965/6 Directory of Cambridge the listing is Cameras Supplies 18 Mill Road, Cambridge. The firm was run by Thomas Howell, a chemist and optician, who joined the firm in around 1942 and developed it into a business employing over 100 people with shops and studios in Cambridge, Peterborough, Lincoln, London and Dublin, operating in photography, hi-fi and opticians. The photographers running this studio for Campkins were Doug Rattle, followed by Brian Woodruff (who later ran the photographic department of the Cambridgeshire Constabulary for many years). See also ANGLIA SUPERCOLOUR STUDIO - another butiness possibly part of the group.
Kelly's Directory of Cambridge 1962, 1964, 65/66. For an interesting account of the growth of the firm, listen to our interview with Tom Johnson, who joined them in 1956. Below is one of their former main retail shops, in Rose Crescent Cambridge, sadly standing empty in March 2015.

March 2015, one of Campkins main premises in Rose Crescent Cambridge, now closed down

Name: CAM UTILITIES Co
Address: Harston
Working dates: 1925-6
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1925/6

Name: CAMVIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHIC PRODUCTIONS
Address: 46 Warwick Road, Peterborough
Working Dates: c.1999
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Their publicity states "Established 1972", weddings
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1999

Name:  C and G PHOTOGRAPHIC 
Address: 65 Ellison Lane, Hardwick, Cambridgeshire
Working Dates: c.1997 - 1998
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Weddings, groups, functions
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 1997, 1998

Name:   C and J PHOTOGRAPHY     
Address: 3 Rosemary Lane, Cherryhinton, Cambridge
Working Dates: c.1982-1985
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: weddings, portraits, commercial and industrial
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985

Name:   CANNON, A.E.F.  b:       d:
Address: 7 Prospero Way, Hartford, Huntingdon
Working Dates: c.1986-1990
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1986, 1990

Name:   CANNON PHOTOGRAPHIC
Address: 170 Ramsey Road, St Ives
Working Dates: c.1990
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1990

Name:  CARTER, HAZEL STUDIO  (1984- ) then CARTER STUDIO from 1990   
Address: In 1984 at Cobble Yard, Napier Street, Cambridge, by 1990 at 37 Highfields Avenue, Cambridge
Working Dates: 1984-2000. According to some online directories, may still be in business 2016.
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Brochures, adverts, architecture
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 1984, 1985, 1990,1995, 1997, 1998 and 2000

Name: CASSELDEN, Jack   b:       d:
Address: 1 Lynn Rd Ely
Working Dates: c.1980 - 1985
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985

Name:  CASTER, George Coborn     b: 1850      d:12/1/1914
Address: Market Place and Cathedral Gateway, Peterborough
Working Dates: c.1884 - 1885
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: The 1891 census lists Caster as "printer bookseller and stationer", living in London Road Fletton. In 1901 he was at the same address, described as: "Printer, publisher and stationer". The 1911 census shows him as a "printer and publisher". See below a carte de visite (author's collection) from Geo C Caster, The Cathedral Studio, Peterborough, c.1885. This is a carbon print on cream mount with rounded corners. The reverse of the carte advertises Caster as "Artist and Photographer, Miniature and Portrait painter", stating that "portraits can be finished in oils, water colours or crayons". Clearly this is a top quality carte de visite. George Caster had the Cathedral Studio after Thomas Groves and before Harry Marriott. George Caster was also a printer and publisher, why was he only working as a photographer for such a short period? It seems likely that George Caster was actually a photographer, rather than a printer who diversified and employed a photographer for that part of the business. This is born out by the fact that in July 1884 Caster submitted eight of his photographs (a mix of cartes de visite and cabinet photos, to Stationers' Hall to establish copyright. Seven of these depicted the Bishop of Peterborough and one the Dean. These are the TNA references: COPY 1/369/41, COPY 1/369/43, COPY 1/369/44, COPY 1/369/45, COPY 1/369/39, COPY 1/369/42, COPY 1/369/40, COPY 1/369/56. The firm continued publishing local postcards well into the 20th Century.
References:
Wright's Directory of Northamptonshire 1884
Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire 1885

Carte de visite, GC CasterReverse GC Caster carte de visite

CENTRAL STUDIO PETERBOROUGH - See Ball & Co

Name:   CENTRAL STUDIOS
Address: 57B High Street, Huntingdon
Working Dates: c. 1971-1977
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1971, 1974, 1977

Name:   CENTRAL STUDIOS
Address: 29 South Street, Crowland, Peterborough
Working Dates: c.1980
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1980

Name:   CENTRAL STUDIOS
Address: Great Whyte, Ramsey in 1962, Little Whyte Ramsey in 1967
Working Dates: c. 1962-1968
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: County Directory of Huntingdon 1962-63. D.A.Yales Directory of Huntingdon and Peterborough 1967/1968

Name:  CHADWELL, Thomas     b: 1806 St Ives Huntingdonshire      d: 1880
Address: 9 Narrow Bridge Street, Peterborough
Working Dates: 1861 - 1880
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: According to the 1861 census, Thomas Chadwell lived at 9 Narrow Street, Peterborough with 6 daughters and a female servant. He was a printer, bookseller and stationer. In the 1864 Kelly's Directory he was described as "Printer, bookseller, stationer, pianoforte dealer and photographic warehouse" at 9 Narrow Bridge Street, Peterborough. In the 1871 census he was at the same address where he was described as a stationer. In 1871 his premises were occupied by William Henry Pentney, described as a "printer bookseller" Chadwell has been included here because of the reference to his "photographic warehouse" in 1864. He may have been a photographer, he may have been a publisher of photographs.
References: Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire 1864

Name:  CHALLICE, Miss Edna Gladys   b: Cowlinge Suffolk 1894      d: 1984
Address: 28 All Saints Road, Newmarket
Working Dates: c. 1925-6
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Entries in local trade directories for 1925/26 only.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1925-6 Kelly's 'directory of Suffolk 1925

Name:  CHAMBERS, Frederick     b:1858 Ramsey Hunts.   d:
Address: Studio, 1890 New Town, Ramsey, 1914, 1920 Fellowes Road, Fletton, Peterborough
Working Dates: 1890-1924
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In 1891 Frederick was living with his parents in Ramsey, where he was employed as an agricultural labourer. By 1901 he had married and was living at No 2 Larch Villas, Princes Road, Old Fletton, Peterborough. He was then working as a carpenter and photographer on his own account from home. By the time of the 1911 census Frederick was living at 31 Fellowes Road Old Fletton with his wife and elderly father. His occupation was described as a carpenter working on building houses.He was listed as a photographer in local trade directories from 1890 to 1924.
References:
Kelly's Directory of Huntingdonshire 1890, 1914, 1920, 1924

Name: CHANDLER, A(lbert?) V(ictor?)   b: 1884 West Ham Essex  d:
Address: 1920-22 at 92 Mill Road, Cambridge,1926-40 at 43 Fitzroy Street, Cambridge, in 1933 this address was called "Fitzroy Studios"
Working Dates: 1920-40
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Searching the 1910 and 1911 census returns, the most likely match for this Cambridge photographer is Albert Victor Chandler b:1884 West Ham. Albert was living with his parents, 4 brothers and 5 sisters in 1901 at 13 Percy Road West Ham; his occupation was shown as "printer photography". In 1911 Albert was a boarder in Wales at 7 Greenfield Rd, Colwyn Bay with a confectioner Benjamin Whidbourne; his occupation given was "photographer's assistant".
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Kelly's Directory of Cambridge 1920-1922, Spaldings Directory of Cambridge, 1926-1940

Name: CHAPMAN, Horace      b:       d:
Address: Whaddon, Royston
Working Dates: 1922-37
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Appears as a photographer at this address between 1922 and 1937 in local Kelly's Directories.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Kelly's Directories of Cambridgeshire 1922-1937

Name:   CHARLESWORTH, Simon  b:       d:
Address: 1 Longstanton Rd, Oakington
Working Dates: c.1997
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 1997

Name:   CHATER, Sophia Simpson  b: 1867 Cambridge      d: 1956 Bury St Edmunds
Address: 19 Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge
Working Dates: c.1891
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Sophia Chater was the daughter of chartered accountant Josiah Chater b: 1829 Saffron Walden. Sophia had seven brothers and eight sisters. In the 1891 census Sophia was living with her father and siblings at the above address and her occupation was described as "Artist photographer" and an employee. We currently have no information about her employer. Although she remained a spinster and continued to work, Sophiah's career path changed and in 1901 she was a draper's clerk, living in the household of her brother in law tailor, draper and outfitter John MacLaren at 39 Well Street, Bury St Edmunds. In 1911 Sophia was at the home of another of her sisters at 10 West Kensington Gardens Hammersmith, in the household of Charles Ernest Butcher, artist. Sophia's permanent home was in Bury and her occupation in 1911 remained that of a tailor's clerk.
References: England Census 1891, 1901, 1911.

Name:   CHEAL, Charles  b: 1850 Crawley, Sussex      d:
Address: St Edwards Passage, Cambridge
Working Dates: c.1881 in Cambridge, his career spanned 1871 - 1911
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1881 Census two young photographers were lodging at St Edwards Passage, Cambridge at the home of coffee tavern manager George Waller b: 1847 Woodbridge Suffolk and his wife and assistant Anna Waller b:1846 N.Devon. The two young men were Charles Cheal b:1850, Crawley Sussex and Henry Drew b:1845 according to the census - but 1848 in reality at Camberwell Surrey. Drew's photographic career was relatively short-lived - he had other occupations in 1871 and 1891, while Charles Cheal's photographic career spanned over 40 years. In 1871 Charles Cheal was a photographer living at Lisbon Road, Reigate, Surrey with his parents, John Cheal, fire agent and tax collector b:1816 West Hoathly Sussex and Lucy Cheal b:1807 Westminster. In 1891 Charles Cheal was still a photographer, boarding at 79 Parchment Street Winchester with a William J Levy, coffee tavern keeper and his wife Annie. In 1901 Charles Cheal was still a photographer, working from home on his own account in Reigate Surrey. Living with his were his wife Annie b:1855 Surrey and son John Albert Cheal b:1887 Redhill Surrey. In 1911 Charles Cheal was still a photographer working from home at 361 Hither Green Lewisham on his own account and his son John had also taken up the profession, working from home on his own account. We do not know at this stage who these two photographers worked for in 1881 or what brought them to Cambridge.
References: England census 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911.

Name:  CHODA, Keith E. ABIPP  b:       d:
Address: 17 Mercers Row, Cambridge  – Eaden Lilley’s studio
Working Dates: 1990-95
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Named as a contact at Eaden Lilley’s Studio.
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 1990 and 1995

Name:  “CHRIS”
Address:  1 Market Street, Wisbech
Working Dates: c.1966
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References:  Eastern Counties of England Trades Directory 1966-67

Name: CHRISTIAN, John Hamilton      b: 1874 Peterborough       d:1942
Address: Salisbury Buildings, 48 Park Road, Peterborough
Working Dates: c.1901-7
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In January 1900 John placed an advertisement in the Peterborough Advertiser apologising to potential customers for keeping them waiting for the opening of his new premises at Salisbury Buildings Park Road, Peterborough. In the meantime he informed his public that he had a showcase with examples of his work at the corner of Park Road and Fitzwilliam Street. John gave his background in the advertisement as being "Late with Owen's of Salisbury and Bournemouth , photographers to Royalty" (This would have been James Owen 1848-1903 Art Photographer). In his advertisement John was offering Silver Bromide, platinotypes and carbon prints. In 1901 John was a lodger in Granville Street Peterborough; his occupation was shown as a photographer working on his own account. The 1911 census shows that Hamilton had moved out of the area and was living with his wife, Winifred, at 81 Lydhurst Avenue, Streatham Hill, Brixton, London S, where he was working as a cinematograph photographer as a worker in animated pictures. See below for a cabinet photograph (author's collection) with a vignette of a young man. This is mounted on a buff and medium brown card mount with embossed border. On the face: "Hamilton Christian, Peterborough." On the reverse "From the Photographic Studio of Hamilton Christian, Park Road, Peterborough. Additional copies can always be obtained. Enlargements in all styles" The reverse is embellished with scrolls, flowers and a butterfly. The card mount is by W. Herrmann & Co, Berlin and London - their name is printed at the bottom of the reverse.
References: Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire 1903, 1906
Northampton District Trades Directory, Town and County Directories Ltd, Edinburgh 1905/6
The Peterborough Directory 1901, 1907.
Peterborough Advertiser 31 Jan 1900 P1.

Cabinet Photograph by Hamilton Christian Reverse of Cabinet Photograph by Hamilton Christian

Name: CHRISTIE, Paul   b:       d:
Address: 1980 at 2 Petersfield, Cambridge, 1990 at St George’s Vicarage, Chesterfield Road, Cambridge
Working Dates: 1980-1990
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 1980. 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1990

Name:    CHURCH STREET STUDIO
Address: 43 Church Street, Market Deeping, Peterborough
Working Dates: 1986-1995
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: see TREADWELL-COOK, Anne, children, pets, weddings, developing and printing
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1986, 1990, 1995

Name:   CITY PHOTOS
Address: 16 Glendale, Orton Wistow, Peterborough
Working Dates: c.1999
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1999

Name:  CITY STUDIOS
Address: 16 City Road, Cambridge
Working Dates: c. 1960
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Believed that the photographer running this studio was Peter Owens,
References:
Kelly's Directory of Cambridge 1960. Information provided by Tom Johnson.

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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-Bd | Be-Bk | Bl-Bo | Br-Bt | Bu-Bz | Ca-Ck | Cl-Cn | Co-Cz | Da-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-Ln | Lo-Lz | Ma-Mb | Mc-Mi | Mj-Mz | N | O | Pa-Pb | Pc-Ph | Pi-Po | Pr-Pz | Q | Ra-Rd | Re-Rh | Ri-Rz | Sa-Sb | Sc-Sf | Sg-Sk | Sl-Ss | St-Sy | Ta-Ti | Tj-Tz | U | V | Wa-We | Wf-Wh | Wi-Wz | XYZ


 
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