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Old Photographs - Cambridgeshire Photographers - Pa - Pb

Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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Name: PAGE, George H. , GEORGE PAGE STUDIO 1968-72
Address: 12 High Street, St Neots
Working Dates: 1962 -1972
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: industrial, commercial, weddings, portraits, retail photography, postcard views. Below is an example black and white wedding photograph, probably 1960s, 5.25 x 3.25 inches, in folded cream mount with silver lettering. Details of the mount and backstamp also shown below. Backstamp, rubber stamped in blue ink reads "Copyright photograph George Page St Neots Hunts". Mount states "George Page AIBP St Neots" (author's collection). Below this is a screened print black and white postcard of St Andrew's Church Great Staughton, published by County Press St Neots, and the rear acknowledges that this is from a photograph by "G.Page Studio, St Neots".
References: County Directory of Huntingdon 1962-3, Peterborough Telephone Directory 1964. Peterborough Yellow Pages 1971, This link will take you to a 1968 advertisement for the Studio – proprietor then R.J.DALY  http://st-neots.ccan.co.uk/content/catalogue_item/advert-for-george-page-photographic-studio-in-st-neots-high-street-from-eaton-socon-parish-news . This link will take you to a 1972 advertisement for the Studio, proprietor then A.G.W. TOWLE, http://st-neots.ccan.co.uk/content/catalogue_item/advert-for-george-page-studio-photographers-at-12-high-street-st-neots-in-the-news-of-the-churches-magazine-dec-1972

wedding photo by George PageDetail mount and backstamp George Page

Printed black and white postcard of St Andrew's Church Gt Staughton using a photo by George Page

Reverse of the above postcard

Name:  PAIGE, Miss Alice b:1878 South Hackney Middlesex  d: 1967
Address: Histon, Impington
Working Dates: 1900-1912 (probably until much later, but last trade directory entry is 1912)
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Alice Paige was the daughter of Charles Paige b:1847 Harlow, the station master at Histon Railway Station. Alice grew up in Station Road Impington and appeared there in the 1881 and 1891 census returns. The Cambridge Independent Press reported on 25 January 1895 on the latest meeting of the Histon Gospel Temperance Meeting where Alice Paige gave a recitation. In the 1901 census Alice was a visitor in Hornsey, at the home of Christian J Muller (stationer and printer), and his wife Emily E Muller, and was listed as a photographer. In the 1911 census Alice was again listed as a photographer, living at The Limes, Impington, with her widowed mother Elizabeth, b: 1857 Bishops Stortford, brother Frederick William b: 1879 Histon, a railway clerk, and sister Lilian Elizabeth b: 1885 Histon, a music teacher. In the 1901 census In the 1901 census at the family home at Histon Railway Station another sister was living with the family: Maud Paige, b 1881, a milliner in 1901. In the 1881 census Alice also had a sister Maria A Paige, born 1880, who did not appear with the rest of the family in later census returns.

Alice was a prolific local photographer. Eleanor Whitehead of the Histon and Impington Village Society Archive has for many years handled Alice's material and states "Alice took portraits, attended village athletic events, took many village views (almost all having people/children in them), took club photos, photos to advertise businesses, photographs of local events of all sorts. She had endless postcards published – some several times over a long period and by different publishers. Some were tinted. Others were compounds of multiple views". The examples of Alice's work below are reproduced here by kind permission of the Histon and Impington Village Society. One image, marked below, is reproduced by permission of Tony Brown.

References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, Kelly and Co London 1900-08. Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire 1912. A number of Alice's photographs appear in "Photographic Memories of Histon and Impington", Eleanor Whitehead, Histon & Impington Village Society (1999), ISBN 10: 0953717208 ISBN 13: 9780953717200. A photograph of Alice Paige, her mother and sister in a pony trap outside the Histon Baptist Chapel is reproduced on the facebook site of the Histon & Impington Village Society. A portrait of Alice's sister, Lilian, appears on Flickr.com at http://tinyurl.com/jm2rkxp. Alice's whole family is depicted among a group of photographs connected with the Cambridge to St Ives Railway line, again on Flickr.com at http://tinyurl.com/j2m8xma. Alice Paige photographs appeared on a number of local postcards, an example of which is a postcard of the entrance to the Chivers Jam Factory in the same flickr group at http://tinyurl.com/jylgmqa. Three family groups of the Paige family, each including Alice, are in the HisImp History photostream on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/67722122@N03/ .

Portrait of girl wit dog by Alice Paige     Tony Brown's portrait of Alice Paige

Above left, a delightful sentimental portrait of a girl with a dog, bottom of the cream mount bears the legend "A.Paige Histon near Cambridge". Beside this is a later photograph of the same sitter and the same dog, in oval cream mount, no photographer's details. This second photograph is reproduced by permission of its owner, Tony Brown. Tony is a family historian and his grandparents were friends with the Paige family. Tony has carefully analysed several surviving photographs of members of the Paige family to identify these images as self portraits of Alice Paige. This probably puts the dates of these two photographs as c.1898 (left) and c.1903 (right)

Rear of Alice Paige mount for Cabinet Photograph 1903

Printed reverse of cabinet photograph mount used by Alice in 1903.

Photograph of AJ Bevis's shop c1911 by Alice Paige

A view of Bevis's PO Station Road Histon, c 1911 by Alice Paige

Postcard of Squad 3, 1st Company, Histon and Impington Boys' Brigade, c 1911 by Alice Paige

Postcard of Squad 3, 1st Company, Histon and Impington Boys' Brigade, c 1911 by Alice Paige. Note hand written captioning

Post card High Street Histon c. 1925, similar hand written captioning in caps, by Alice Paige.

Post card High Street Histon c. 1925, similar hand written captioning in caps, by Alice Paige.

Kimpton's Bakery, c. 1905 by Alice Paige

Kimpton's Bakery, c. 1905 by Alice Paige

Laying the gas main through Histon c. 1909 by Alice Paige

Laying the gas main through Histon c. 1909 by Alice Paige

PALMER-CLARKE - See CLARKE, J Palmer.

Name:  PANNELL, Victor   b: 1917      d:
Address: 148 High Street, Huntingdon (studio of Ernest Whitney) then from around 1964 at 23 Chequers Court, Huntingdon
Working Dates: locally 1959 - 1974
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Victor Pannell bought Ernest Whitney’s Huntingdon photography business in 1959 when “Pop” Whitney (as he was affectionately known, according to the Hunts Post of September 1959) retired.  Victor Pannell came from Sittingbourne in Kent.  He was aged 42, and had operated a photographic studio in Sittingbourne for the previous 15 years.  He was born in Pluckley, near Ashford in Kent.  He had been the President of the Kent Centre of the Institute of British Photographers in 1958.  75 percent of his work in Kent was commercial, including work for Ford’s of Dagenham.  He and his wife and three children were then living at 11 Tennis Court Avenue in Huntingdon and Mr Pannell was then moving in his stock to Mr Whitney’s old studio. There is also a 1960 example of Pannell's work here: http://huntingdon.ccan.co.uk/content/catalogue_item/hartford-school-christmas-party-in-the-village-hall-lower-picture-teacher-mrs-binge-photographer-victor-pannell-148-high-street-hdon
References: Hunts Post Sept 1959, Peterborough Telephone Directory 1964.  DA Yales Directory of Huntingdon and Peterborough 1967/1968, Peterborough Yellow Pages 1971, 1974

Name:  PANTON, Phil   b:       d:
Address: 13 Thorpe Lea Road, Peterborough
Working Dates: c.1974
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: wedding, industrial, commercial, advertising, studio
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1974

Name:   PARASOL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY LTD
Address: Debenhams, 36 Grafton Centre, Cambridge
Working Dates: c.1995 - 1998
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: The company was incorporated on 19 Jan 1978 with the company address 201 Cranbrook Road, Ilford Essex, Co no 1349085. On 4 Oct 1999 the company changed its name from Parasol Portrait Photography Ltd to Photo Corporation (UK) Ltd, which is still operating today. The current company address is Unit G1, Harrowden Road, Brackmills Northampton, NN4 7EB.
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages  1995, 1997, 1998. Companies House.

Name:   PARKER, Henry George b:1861 North Hinksey, Berkshire d:1929 and PARKER & SON
Address: Bridge Street St Ives
Working Dates: c.1890 - 1911
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Postcard publisher with local RPPC topographical cards. Copies in the Norris Museum of postcards with both "H.G.Parker Bridge Street" and "Parker and Son printers and stationers St Ives Huntindonshire" printed on the reverse. Not currently known whether they used their own images or those of another photographer. Henry's son was Reginald George Parker b: 1890
References: In the 1891 census Henry was a printer and stationer living in Broadway, St Ives. In the 1901 census Henry was a printer and Stationer in Bridge Street St Ives. In the 1910 Kellys of Huntingdonshire Parker and Sons are listed as printers in Bridge Street St Ives. Norris Museum references: PH/S.IVE/MrktHl/32. Also, postcard, PH/S.IVE/Waits/25 of The Waits, St Ives, printed on reverse, "Published by Parker and Son, Printers and Stationers, St Ives, Hunts. S.H.1931” – NB the number "1931" is not a date.

Name: PARKER, Robert George a.k.a. "Professor Parker" b.1827 Wisbech d. 1899
Address: Hairdresser, 9 High Street, Wisbech
Working Dates: c. 1855-8 (as a photographer)
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: The Wisbech Advertiser carried an advertisement in September 1855 "Photographic Portraits taken in a few seconds by R.Parker, Hair Dresser, High Street, in frame complete, one shilling.". The Cambridge Independent Press on Saturday 02 October 1858 p7 recorded: "Wisbech. Photography.— We imagine that the Photographic Art is extensively patronised, as we find there are no less than four professionals practicing here at the present time, viz. Mr. G. Lilley, Professor Parker, Mr. Steele, and last, though not least, Mr. Mackintosh, of High Street, who is producing some really excellent specimens. As the productions of all of them are so very good, it would be invidious to criticise, and the charges of each are so moderate that the poorest person may procure a striking and well-finished likeness, at a mere nominal sum." Robert Parker appears at 9 High Street Wisbech in the 1851, 1861, 1871 , 1881 and 1891 census returns. His occupation is shown throughout as a hairdresser and from 1861-1881 as a hairdresser and music seller. None of the census returns show him as a photographer, suggesting that his interest in photography may have been relatively shortlived (perhaps the town of Wisbech was not able to sustain four professional photographic studios). The rest of Robert's family comprised his wife, Naomi Susannah Melton, b.1836 Wisbech and sons James and John. (two young daughters, Maria Charlotte and Annie, died in infancy) Robert appears to have been known locally as "Professor Parker".
References: Michael Millward and Brian Coe, "Victorian Townscape, The Work of Samuel Smith" (Ward Lock Ltd, 1974) page 22 shows an advertisement for R.Parker in the Wisbech Advertiser 1855. Also a poster to the same effect is seen in a photograph of the Buttercross, Wisbech by Samuel Smith taken in 1856.
Cambridge Independent Press on Saturday 02 October 1858 p7.

PARSONS, Andrew - see EMPIRE PICS OF CAMBRIDGE

Name:  PATCHETT, Tom                b:       d:
Address: Longmeadow, Lode
Working Dates: c.1900
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: A single entry in a 1900 directory is the only trace found to date of this photographer.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, Kelly and Co London July 1900

Name:   PAULEY, Adrian b:       d:
Address: 5 Wessell, Houghton, Huntingdon
Working Dates: c.1999
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: weddings
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1999

Name:  PAUSE PHOTOGRAPHY
Address: 14 Orchard Way, Ramsey
Working Dates: c.1995
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: weddings, animals, portraits, industrial
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1995

Name:  PAYNE, Henry   b: 1840 St Ives Hunts      d:
Address: Mill Hill Newmarket
Working Dates: c.1875 - 1901
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: See below carte de visite of an unknown young man in morning suit with top hat from the 1870s. On the reverse of the cream mount in printed "H Payne Late Harris, Photographer Mill Hill Newmarket". Below this are two other cartes de visite of unknown men from the collection of Peter Norman. These have a similar backstamp to the first example and show exactly the same studio props and backdrop. In February 1878 the Bury and Norwich Post reported that Herbert Feist, of Newmarket, agent for Robert Rawlinson, also of Newmarket, had applied for a warrant to eject Henry Payne, photographer, from a piece of land on Mill-hill, Newmarket.— The warrant was granted. In addition to his base at Newmarket, Henry plied for trade in the surrounding area. He does not mention in his advertising exactly where he would be operating, only giving the names of towns and villages, so perhaps he traded from some sort of travelling van. Perhaps parking his portable studio was what lead to the court case to eject him from land at Mill Hill. Henry advertised in the Herts & Cambs Reporter & Royston Crow (Friday 20 September 1878 p8) in the following terms: "PHOTOGRAPHY! PHOTOGRAPHY!! H. PAYNE, . PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTIST, .Mill Hill Newmarket, begs to intimate to his old friends and patrons that he will be at the following places: GUILDEN MORDEN, September 11th to 23rd GAMLINGAY, September 24th to October 14th; ROYSTON, October I5th to November the 5th. Persons requiring duplicates are particularly requested to send orders to his Newmarket Establishment". In the 1881 census Henry Payne was recorded as a photographer living with his wife Sophia, b:1845 Bradfield Combust, Suffolk, living at 13 Wellington Street, Newmarket. In 1891 Henry was still living at the same place, but his occupation was shown as "Racing Official". The 1901 census records him in the same place, a photographer again, working on his own account.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
PO Directory of the Counties of Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk, Kelly and Co London Nov 1875
Tuesday 12 February 1878 the Bury and Norwich Post (p8)

Carte de visite by H PayneReverse of H Payne carte de visite

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Name:  P.B. PHOTOGRAPHY  b:       d:
Address: 4 Park Crescent, Peterborough
Working Dates: c.1990
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1990

 


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