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Old Photographs - A list of Photo Labs - Photo Processors - Finishers - D & P Works in Cambridgeshire

This list is taken mainly from Directories and Yellow Pages from the 1960s to 2000. We hope that this might be helpful if you are trying to date any packets of old photographic negatives from the Cambridgeshire area. Before this period we have noted in the main photographers' entries on this site where D and P services were offered. This page covers the period of growth of photo labs with the advent of compact mini-labs. Many chemists shops and photographic dealers took in developing and printing work, but as they passed on the actual work involved to local and other professional laboratories, they are not included here - but their customised print folders may be found - examples below from Barnes and Shrive, both of Peterborough.

Two print folders from Peterborough shops

AM Photographic, Unit 31 Clifton Road, Cambridge. Cambridge Yellow Pages 1984, 1985, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000

Anglia Photo Works, St Andrews Hill, Cambridge. Kellys Cambridge Directory 1964, 1968, 1969, 1970, at 66 Devonshire Rd Cambridge in 1974, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1995, 1997, 2000 (See Tom Johnson's page on this site)

Anglia Supercolour Studios, 7 Petty Cury, Cambridge. Cambridge Yellow Pages 1984, 1985

Aspect Photography Peterborough. Peterborough Yellow Pages 1986, 1990, 1995

James Austin Fine B and W processing, 24 George Street, Cambridge,

Boots 4 St Andrews St Cambridge. (Premises included the former studio in Post Office Terrace used by Ramsey and Muspratt) Cambridge Yellow Pages 1990, 1995, 1997, 98

Photo Finishers Anglia Ltd 66 Devonshire Rd Cambridge (premises of Anglia Photo Works) Cambridge Yellow Pages 1981 1982

The Cambridge Photographers 4 Hills Rd Cambridge. Cambridge Yellow Pages 1984, 1985

Colorlabs International Ltd, The Maltings Fordham Road, Newmarket Cambridge Yellow Pages 1980 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1990, 2000

Colorlabs Professional, The Maltings, Fordham Road, Newmarket. Cambridge Yellow Pages 1990, 1995 1997, 1998

Colour Quick Ltd, 58 Regent Street, Cambridge from 1995 at 66 Regent Street, Cambridge Cambridge Yellow Pages 1990, 1995, 1998

Colourscope Ltd, Cross St Peterborough, Peterborough Yellow Pages 1977, 1980, 1986, 1990, 1995

Du Pont (UK) Ltd, Hawkesden Road, St Neots. Peterborough Yellow Pages 1990, 1995

Fencolour Laboratory Ltd, 75  Abbey Rd Cambridge. Cambridge Kelly’s Directory 1962, 1964. See University Cameras below. Bought up by Gratispool Ltd. (See www.photomemorabilia.co.uk/Gratispool.html)

FOTO PRINT, 5 Westgate Arcade, Peterborough. Peterborough Yellow Pages 1986

Foto Processing 35 Petty Cury, Cambridge. Cambridge Yellow Pages 1995 1997, 1998

Foto Stop Express 2 Arbury Court, Cambridge. Cambridge Yellow Pages 1995 1997 1998

FUJI Film Image Services, 52 Market St, Ely. Cambridge Yellow Pages 1998

FUJI One Hour Photos, 22 Westgate Arcade, Peterborough. Peterborough Yellow Pages 1995

GILL, ALEX T Ltd, Queen Street, Peterborough. No advertisements have been found for photo processing by this Peterborough professional photographer, but this print jacket proves he offered processing services.

Print jacket from Alex T Gill Ltd.

KLICK Photopoint, 4 Fore Hill Ely. Cambridge Yellow Pages 1995, 1997, 1998

KODAK Express 120 High Street, Newmarket Cambridge Yellow Pages 1998

KODAK Express, 9 Church Street, Peterborough. Peterborough Yellow Pages 1995

KUDOS, 21 Second Drove Industrial Estate, Fengate, Peterborough. Peterborough Yellow Pages 1995

Lichfield Laboratories, The Maltings Fordham Road, Newmarket. Cambridge YYellow Pages 1985, 1990

Linton Studio, Chilford Hall, Linton. Cambridge Yellow Pages 1990

Miniprints Ltd, The Maltings, Fordham Rd, Newmarket. Cambridge Yellow Pages1995, 1997, 1998

OSAKO ADVANCE PHOTO LABS, Peppercorns Barns Centre, Peppercorn Lane, Eaton Socon, St Neots. Peterborough Yellow Pages1986

PATS PHOTOS 349 Lincoln Rd Peterborough. Peterborough Yellow Pages 1990

Photo Finish 118 Mill Rd Cambridge. Cambridge Yellow Pages 1990, 1995, 1997. In Cambridge Yellow Pages 1998 appeared within a block advertisement for Studio Polaroid, with three other addresses.

Photo Guard, Unit 5 Fenland Walk, March. Cambridge Yellow Pages 1990

Photo Lab Express – Boots, Queensgate, Peterborough. Peterborough Yellow Pages 1986, 1990

Photon Shop 14 High Street, St Neots. Peterborough Yellow Pages

Photo Shop, The 19 Huntingdon Street, St Neots. Peterborough Yellow Pages 1990

Phototechniques, 16 Barton Road, Ely. Cambridge Yellow Pages 1983

Slater, John (Photography) Ltd The Maltings, Fordham Road, Newmarket. Cambridge Yellow Pages 1971 and 1974

Snappy Snaps, 57 Bridge Street, Peterborough. Peterborough Yellow Pages 1990, 2 Broadway, Paterborough Peterborough Yellow Pages 1995

Speedy Film, Burleigh Street, Cambridge Cambridge Yellow Pages 1990

Streamline Colour Labs Unit 21 Barnwell Business Park, Barnwell Drive Cambridge. Cambridge Yellow Pages 1990, 1995 1998

Stukeley Photographic Ltd, Unit 12 St Margarets Way, Stukeley Meadows Industrial Estate, Huntingdon. Peterborough Yellow Pages1995

Super Colour Photo Service 7 Petty Cury Cambridge and 57 Bridge Street, Peterborough Peterborough and Cambridge Yellow Pages 1990

Swift Photographic Service 87 Eastfield Rd Peterborough. Peterborough Yellow Pages 1990

United Photographic Laboratories Ltd The Maltings Fordham Road, Newmarket from Cambridge Yellow Pages 1982 together with Colorlabs International. Cambridge Yellow Pages 1983, 1984, 1985

University Cameras, 1 St Mary's Passage, Cambridge. Photographic retailer run by former RAF officer Gryff Reece. They ran a D and P works originally in Chesterton, then in Bridge Street, opposite King and Harper's underneath bookbinders, Stoakleys, from around 1948. Tom Johnson worked for them for some years (and describes this in his recording here). Reece's brother then started the Fencolour works which used the then leading edge Kodak Dye Transfer Process. Fencolour were in Newmarket Road at the old Star Bewery, then moved to Coldhams Road, before going to Abbey Road. One of their negative envelopes is shown below containing negatives from 1945-49.

Negatives envelope from University Cameras, which contained negatives dated 1945-49

University Photo Works Ltd. K Slaney Manager at 36,38 and 40 Humberstone Rd, Cambridge. Kellys Cambridge Directory 1962, 1964, 1968 (J Wicks Manager), 1969, 1970 R.Clipson manager, 1974, 1975, Cambridge Yellow Pages 1980 (36 Humberstone Rd) 1981. In 1982 name changed to United Photo Finishers Ltd 36 Humberstone Rd Cambridge also 1983, 1984, 1985, 1990

Wainco Photo Processors Ltd Unit 2-3 St Margarets Way Stukeley, Huntingdon. Peterborough Yellow Pages 1990

Whittlesey Video Centre Peterborough Yellow Pages 1990, Whittlesey Photographic in 1995 at 6 Syers Lane, Whittlesey 1990, 1995

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