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Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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Name:  READ, Jack D. b:1921       d:
Address: 2 Police Houses, Castle Street, Cambridge
Working Dates: c.1939
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1939 Register Jack was shown as an apprentice photographer at the above address with his parents: Richard L Read police sergeant b: 30/6/1895 and Bessie L Read b: Nov 1893. Against Jack's entry was written 750934 AC2 Read JD Photo Sect Sq3 RAF ?Shawel?, suggesting WW2 military service in the RAF.
References: 1939 Register.

Name:  REAM, Lilian       b: 1878 (Walsoken, Norfolk)      d:1961
Address: 4 Crescent and 7 York Row Wisbech, 4 The Crescent and 5 Alexandra Road (1912)
Working Dates: 1909 - 1971
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: The grand-daughter of William Pratt of Hill House West Walton, Norfolk, daughter of John Thomas Pratt. Lilian Pratt married Sydney Ream, son of Fosbrook Ream of Maltby's Farm Fridaybridge in 1905. Lilian was the pupil of A. Drysdale, whose studio was in the house later occupied by CD Palmer on Lynn Road, Wisbech. That studio was first opened by Valentine Blanchard and as time passed the business changed hands, first to John Hinley and then A Drysdale became purchasers. After Lilian had been a pupil for some time, Hardingham Mehew and Leonard Smith secured it. Lilian afterwards worked for John Kennerell who occupied Borough Studios, first as a pupil, then assistant and finally manageress. After a while Lilian became a partner and the firm's name became Brown and Ream. In 1909 Lilian had the Crescent Studio erected in The Crescent Wisbech (4 The Crescent was her family home). She also purchased the business on Lynn Road where Smith became the assistant. Later she purchased Jasper Wright's business in Alexander Road, but used the premises more as a showroom than studio. In 1921 she took over the lease of Borough Studios  and described herself as “Portraitist and Gallery of Arts and Crafts". She also opened a showroom in Market Street, but in 1921 when she acquired the Borough Studio on the retirement of JL Brown this was discarded as no longer necessary. In 1932 it is believed that Lilian purchased the business of the Imperial Photo Company, then newly established in Wisbech. Lilian Ream was the foremost photographer in Wisbech in her time, taking over her competitors. She was also the official photographer for the Wisbech Standard newspaper. In addition to portraiture, commercial and press photography, Lilian Ream produced postcards, an example of which is below. She retired in 1949 and her son, John Roland F Ream, continued the business, which finally closed in 1971. Lilian died in 1961. Cambridgeshire Libraries have an extensive collection (100,000) of Lilian’s negatives, including around 15,000 from earlier photographers. Prior to the purchase by the library a large number of negatives were removed from the shop where they were stored, without the permission of the Ream family. Some of these are still in private hands. Below is an example sepia real photo postcard of St Leonards Church Leverington, from the Ream Studio - the reverse has no publisher's details and no stamp box. Also below is a wedding group by Lilian Ream Ltd, unknown family, 1950s, below which is the design of a wrap round card mount supplied with the wedding photo and details of the studio backstamp from the reverse of the photograph. A meeting to liquidate Lilian Ream Ltd took place on 14th July 1971.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Wisbech, Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire 1912-37
Wisbech Standard 24/8/1923 P5 for a biography under the title "Business Heads"
Mike Petty,  An Eye on the Past, Cambridge Weekly News, 5/2/1992, 12/2/1992
Lilian Ream: a life in photography / edited by David Rayner. Cambridge : Cambridgeshire Libraries, 1992. 80p., illus., photos., 21 cm
The Ream collection : the female photographer Lilian Ream, whose images captured fenland life in the early 20th century / James Frank. 2002

Advertisement for Lilian Ream

Advertisement for Lilian Ream's studio, Kellys Directory of Wisbech 1932/3

Postcard, Lilian ReamReverse of Ream postcard

Wedding Group, by Lilian Ream

Unknown Wedding group 1950s Lilian Ream Studio, below are details of mount and backstamp

Mount and backstamp from wedding photo above

Name:  REC Photo Co  (Alfred J.Shepherd) b:       d:
Address: Soham
Working Dates: 1933
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Soham, Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire 1933
See also Alfred J SHEPHERD

Name:  RED FX DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY  b:       d:
Address: 1997 at The Barn, Newton Rd, Little Shelford, in 2000 at Unit 15 Ronald Rolph Court, Wadloes Rd, Cambridge
Working Dates: 1997 – at least 2000. A number of online directories suggest the firm is still in business in 2016
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: digital photography
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 1997, 1998, 2000

Name:  REDGWELL, Eilian L.  b: 11 Sept 1913       d:
Address: 47 Highworth Avenue, Cambridge
Working Dates: 1939
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1939 Register Eilian is listed as a professional photographer, she was single living with her parents at the above address. Her parents were: Clifford N Redgwell b: 1883 an electrical and machinist engineer and Minnie L Redgwell b: 1884.
References: 1939 Register.

Name:  REDMAN, John  b:       d:
Address: 105 Brewery Road, Pampisford
Working Dates: c.1982
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 1982

Name:  REED, Z  b:       d:
Address: 6 Exchange Street, Peterborough
Working Dates: 1907
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Z Reed has a single entry in a local directory for 1907. See below real photograph postcard of the pulpit of Peterborough Parish Church (St Johns on Cathedral Square) - titling and photographer's name in rather shaky handwriting on face of card. No trace found in census returns for 1911. There was a Zachariah Reed b:1883 Peterborough, living at 63 Eastgate Peterborough in 1901 - he was a "railway wagon greaser" - but there is nothing other than the unusual first name to link him with this photographer.
References: The Peterborough Directory 1907

RPPC by Z ReedReverse of Z Reed postcard
DEtail or Z Reed RPPC

REESON - See EWING REESON and EWING, Mark

Name: REEVE, Lewis Walter b:1883 Terrington St John d:
Address: in 1911 at The Firs, Tilney All Saints, Kings Lynn (around 10 miles from Wisbech)
Working Dates: c.1901 - 1911
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1901 census Lewis was an apprentice photographer boarding in Blackfriars Street Kings Lynn. In the 1911 census Lewis was listed as a photographer working from home on his own accoiunt at the above address. He was living with his parents; James b:1855 Terrington St Clement fruit grower and Annie b: 1857 Terrington St John. Also at the same address were Lewis's two younger sisters and a younger brother. Robert Pols suggests that Reeve was an apprentice to Jasper James Wright of Kings Lynn.
References: Robert Pols' studio notes for JJ Wright www.early-photographers.org.uk/Studio%20-%20J%20J%20Wright.html

Name:   REEVE PHOTOGRAPHY, REEVE PHOTOGRAPHY  (CAMBRIDGE) LTD from 1981    b:       d:
Address: Homerton Street, Cambridge, from 1982 at Denny Industrial Centre, Waterbeach. Some time between 2000 and 2016 moved to Rectory Farm, 1 Brewery Road, Pampisford, Cambridge, CB22 3EN
Working Dates: 1974 and still in operation in 2016
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Industrial and advertising photography 1974. Their current website states “Reeve Photography is a leading Industrial, Commercial and Advertising studio.The 2500 sq ft drive-in studio complete with infinity curve is equipped with top quality Broncolor lighting coupled with Phase One digital capture ensuring consistently high quality results. Conventional film capture is also available should you require.There is also a fully equipped kitchen area to cater for the increasing demand for top quality Food photography. Location assignments are also handled on a regular basis anywhere in the UK/ Europe.”
References: Kellys Cambridge Directory 1974, 1975, 1980 Cambridge Yellow Pages Reeve Photography (Cambridge) Ltd, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000. Peterborough Yellow Pages 1980. http://www.reevephotography.co.uk

REGENT STUDIO
85 Regent Street, Cambridge, Spaldings Directory of Cambridge 1913-26
then listed as "Regent Studio (Starr & Rignall) 85 Regent Street"
Also listed as "Regent Studio 85 Regent Street" in Spaldings Directory of 1910,11,12
See STARR and RIGNALL

Below is a portrait of Peggy Elizabeth Flack (married name Bond) b:1923 in Southery Norfolk, taken at Regent Studio sometime during World War 2 when she was working in the Catering Staff of  Addenbrooke's Hospital.  The photograph has been reproduced with the permission of Peggy's son, Alan Bond, who states "The photo is a bit of mystery as she seems to wear a tunic jacket with some form of wings emblem but we have no knowledge of any air force connection. My grandmother had a similar photo of my mother's younger sister wearing the same type of jacket, so it may have been a studio prop." Any information on the badge and tunic would be much appreciated. Below the portrait is a more detailed view of the studio details on the mount.

Regent Studio portrait

Detail of Regent Studio mount

Name: REID, (Archibald) Frederick b:c.1850 Dundee, Scotland d:
Address: in 1911 Dullingham, near Newmarket Cambridgeshire
Working Dates: c.1911
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
In the 1911 Census Frederick Reid is listed in Dullingham Cambs as a photographer working on his own account. On the census form, for the number of rooms occupied, Frederick has written "one caravan", which the enumerator has crossed out. Presumably therefore Frederick was in a caravan at Dullingham on census night. He was alone, but stated he was married, and had been for 21 years, and had seven children of whom five were still alive. In 1891 an Archibald Frederick Reid, born Dundee c 1852 was at Little Walsingham and his occupation was a photographer's assistant. He was with his wife Caroline b: Norwich 1866 and daughter Florence b:1889 Norwich. No trace has been found of Archibald Frederick Reid in the 1901 census, but his wife and children were at 11 Balaclava Terrace Norwich. The birth places of his children suggest where the family lived at different points. Florence was born in Norwich in 1889, Mary in Burnham Norfolk in 1892, Ellen in Soham Cambridgeshire in 1897, Emma was born in Norwich in 1893 and Annie in Norwich in 1901. In 1911 while Frederick was in his caravan at Dullingham, his wife, three daughrters, son in law and two grandchildren were in Cambridge, living at 137 York Street, and his wife Caroline was a college bedmaker. Daughter Mary was a factory hand at a jam makers and daughter Florence, now married, worked as a laundry hand at a steam laundry. In 1939 Caroline was a widow and a retired college servant living at 137 York Street Cambridge. Robert Pols lists Archibald Frederick Reid as a photographer in Staithe Street, Wells, Norfolk in Kellys Directory of Norfolk 1892. It is possible that Frederick Reid and Archibald Frederick Reid were not one, but two individuals, but as a working hypothesis in the absence of further information they are assumed to be one and the same. Dullingham is three miles from Newmarket racecourse, and it is possible that Frederick was living there to take photographs at one of the Newmarket spring race meetings. (Census day Sun 2 April 1911, racing at Newmarket Tues 4th April)

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Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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