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Name: BODGER, John W. b: 1856 d:
Address: Peterborough and Hunstanton
Working Dates: c.1910
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Postcard publisher. See below an example from the author's collection of a postcard view of Peterborough Cathedral and Bishops Palace. The reverse contains the text "J W Bodger, Peterborough and Hunstanton" c 1910-20.
References: Anthony Day, "Fen and Marshland Villages. A Portrait in old photographs and picture postcards". SB Publications 1993 ISBN 1 85770 041 4 at p79 shows a street scene from Thorney dated 1910 with the name "J.W.Bodger, Peterborough and Hunstanton" on the face. J.W.Bodger, chemist, 18 Cowgate Peterborough advertised his business in the local press from the late 1880s. John Bodger is recorded as a chemist at 5 Broadway Peterborough in the 1901 Census. He is also shown as a chemist at Royal Parade, Greevegate Rd Hunstanton in Kellys Directory of Norfolk 1912. His Hunstanton premises are believed to be the current RSPCA charity shop in Greevegate, shown below. Thanks to local historian Tony Gale for making the connection. The Peterborough Advertiser, 10/8/1912 p2 has a photograph of Ramsey Abbey, captioned "Photo J.W.Bodger (Peterborough) postcard series". This suggests that John Bodger was a photographer as well as a postcard publisher.

Postcard view, Peterborough by Bodger

Reverse of Bodger postcard

Bodger's former Hunstanton shop as it is today

BOLTON and CHURCHYARD, c.1901, Market Place Ely. See below Thomas Samuel BOLTON.

Name:  BOLTON, Mrs Martha.  b:1845 Wentworth Ely (Martha Starkey) By a previous marriage Martha Heydon. d: 1928. The firm may have traded around 1897 as M and T BOLTON
Address: Fore Hill, Ely
Working Dates: 1881-1904
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: The 1881 Census shows Martha, described as a "Photographist", living at 141 Downham Road, Ely with her family. Her husband was Samuel Bolton, b.1839 at Ely, a rural letter carrier. Their children were Thomas S Bolton, b.1879 at Ely and Rose H Bolton, b.1880 Ely. Also living with the family was Martha's daughter from her previous marriage, Fannie G. Heydon, b. 1865 at Illinois, USA. Below are examples of Martha Bolton's work. First is a carte de visite cameo portrait of an unknown young clergyman. This is on a plain grey mount with "M.Bolton Fore Hill, Ely" in gilt on the face and the reverse is blank. This is probably from the 1880s. Next is a carte de visite with a cream faced, red backed, mount with flamingo design by Spicer Bros, 1880s. Next is a portrait of an unknown lady with a large locket. This is on a red card mount with gilt lettering. The reverse has some sort of leaf and branch design and is printed in Berlin for Samuel Fry and Co Ltd 5 Chandos St London. The text on the reverse claims "Patronized by the Gentry of the towns". This is followed by a carte de visite of an unknown young woman by M Bolton, Fore Hill, Ely, printed in brown ink, with artistic design on the rear, 1890s. Below this is another, possibly later, carte (author's collection) showing a small child being supported by the arm of an adult. This is printed in an oval and the mount, printed in brown ink, with art nouveau motifs is by Samuel Fry & Co Ltd. The legend on the rear reads "Patronised by the gentry of the towns. M Bolton Photographer Fore Hill Ely. Groups & views taken, enlargements made from any photograph Duplicates can be had at any time". The third example below is of an unknown bearded man. The reverse is printed in sepia "Patronised by the gentry of the towns M.Bolton Photographer Fore Hill Ely. Groups and views taken, enlargements made from any photographs. Duplicates can be had at any time". Three images from the firm were registered at Stationers' Hall to preserve copyright. The first submitted on 28/7/1897 was a photograph of Jubilee Celebration, Ely, 1897. Copyright owner of work: Martha Bolton and Thomas Bolton. M & T Bolton, Fore Hill, Ely. Copyright author of work: Thomas Bolton, Fore Hill, Ely. Form completed: 28 July 1897, TNA COPY 1/431/452. The second and third submissions were photographs of the Lord Bishop of Ely. Copyright owner of work: Martha Bolton, Fore Hill, Ely, Cambridge. Copyright author of work: Thomas Bolton, Market Square, Ely, Cambridge. Forms completed: 16 August 1902. TNA COPY 1/456/418 and COPY 1/456/419
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 1892, 1896, 1900, 1904
Mike Petty, An Eye on the Past, Cambridge Weekly News, 11/4/1991,
Obituary Ely Standard 24/2/1928, Article Ely Standard 24/2/1983

Carte de visite M.Bolton, Ely

1880s carte de visite by M Boltonreverse of 1880s carte de visite by M Bolton.xx

Carte de visite by M.Bolton, Ely

Carte de visite, M BoltonReverse M Bolton carte de visite

Carte de visite of child by BoltonReverse of carte de visite by Bolton

M Bolton carte de visiteReverse of M Bolton carte de visite

Name:   BOLTON Samuel b:1839  d:1888
Address: Fore Hill Ely from 1883
Working Dates: 1883 - 1888
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In 1881 Samuel was working as a rural letter carrier living with his wife Martha in Ely. When he married Martha at St Barnabas Church, St Lukes Parish, Islington, Middlesex, he was working as a post messenger. His wife was described in 1881 as a photographer so she seems to have preceded him in the photographic business. The business was continued by his wife Martha after Samuel died in 1888, then by his son Thomas Samuel Bolton. A newspaper report on an exhibition of the photographs of Tom Bolton at Ely Museum states that Samuel Bolton started a photographic business at the foot of Fore Hill in 1863 (Ely Standard 26 Sept 1991). Confirmation of this early start date has not yet been found.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Mike Petty, An Eye on the Past, Cambridge Weekly News, 11/4/1991
Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, Kelly and Co London April 1883
Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, Kelly and Co London April 1888 

Name:  BOLTON Thomas Samuel     b: 1879 Ely      d: 1943
Address: With mother Martha Bolton at Fore Hill Ely 1897. 28 Market Place in 1901 - 1904, 40 Fore Hill from 1908-1937
Working Dates: 1897 - 1943
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Son of Martha Bolton above, joined her in the business which traded in 1897 as M and T Bolton. Three images from the firm were registered at Stationers' Hall to preserve copyright. The first submitted on 28/7/1897 was a photograph of Jubilee Celebration, Ely, 1897. Copyright owner of work: Martha Bolton and Thomas Bolton. M & T Bolton, Fore Hill, Ely. Copyright author of work: Thomas Bolton, Fore Hill, Ely. Form completed: 28 July 1897, TNA COPY 1/431/452. The second and third submissions were photographs of the Lord Bishop of Ely. Copyright owner of work: Martha Bolton, Fore Hill, Ely, Cambridge. Copyright author of work: Thomas Bolton, Market Square, Ely, Cambridge. Forms completed: 16 August 1902. TNA COPY 1/456/418 and COPY 1/456/419.

A newspaper report on an exhibition of the photographs of Tom Bolton at Ely Museum in 1991 states that Samuel Bolton, Thomas Samuel Bolton's father, started the family photographic business at the foot of Fore Hill in 1863 . Confirmation of this early start date has not yet been found. The same article states that by the early 1900s Tom Bolton was already in business himself as BOLTON and CHURCHYARD on the Market Place at Ely and that by 1907 he moved back to his father's old studio on Fore Hill. (Ely Standard 26 Sept 1991). The 1901 census shows Thomas S Bolton resident at 28 Market Place Ely, occupation, photographer and picture framer. At the same address was Henry E CHURCHYARD b. 1876, Ipswich, ironmonger and shopkeeper. By 1911 Henry Elliott CHURCHYARD (1877-1944) was resident in the High Street Ely, still a shopkeeper, but by this time a tobacconist. At the same address was his wife Rose Hannah Churchyard b.1881 Ely, a fancy goods dealer. Rose Hannah Churchyard was in fact the sister of Thomas Samuel Bolton and Henry and Rose were married in 1910. Henry Elliott Churchyard was still a tobacconist in Ely in 1916 when he unsuccessfully claimed exemption from service in the armed forces (Cambridge Independent Press 22 Dec 1916). He was a tobacconist in Ely, and his wife was a fancy goods dealer in 1939. It is not known at this time whether Henry Elliott Churchyard was a photographer or whether a business trading as Bolton and Churchyard in 1901 were ironmongers, photographers and framers, with the two partners in different parts of the business.

During WW1 Thomas Samuel Bolton served in the photographic section of the Royal Flying Corps before returning to Ely to continue his photographic and picture framing business. (Ely Standard 26 Sept 1991)

Thomas also became a publisher of local postcards. Below are two examples of T Bolton real photograph postcards (author's collection) c.1901, divided backs but no stamp boxes, below which are details of the firm's overstamping on the reverse, possibly made with rubber stamps.

Next is a photograph of the shop front of Bolton's Fore Hill Studio, Ely, reproduced by permission of the Cambridgeshire Collection, catalogue ref Y.Ely.K3.41695. Note the sign board outside the premises states that the studio was "Founded 1863". This refers to the studio rather than the firm and earlier occupants were the Bradley family and then Bradley and Bolton.

Next is a real photo postcard from the author's collection, with a family portrait - mother father, three children and a nannie, taken outdoors. Reverse printed in green "T Bolton Market Square Ely". The back contains information about US, Spain and Japan not permitting the use of a divided back, dating this card to around 1907.

Next is a carte de visite, early 1900s of a seated gent, black and gilt mount bearing the caption "Bolton Fore Hill Ely", reverse blank (We are most grateful to Brett Payne for permission to use this image from his personal collection.)

Below this is a WW1 postcard-sized portrait of an unknown soldier with embossed in lower RH corner "T.Bolton Ely". No photographer's information on the reverse. (Author's collection)

References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992.
Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire 1904.
Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire 1908-1937
Traded until his death in January 1943.
Mike Petty, An Eye on the Past, Cambridge Weekly News, 11/4/1991
Michael Rouse, The Villages of Old Cambridgeshire A portrait in Photographs and Old Picture Postcards, SB Publications 1989, page 1

2 post cards by T.Bolton

Detail of reverse of T Bolton postcards

Shop front, Bolton's Studio, Ely

Family portrait T Bolton
Reverse of T Bolton postcard portrait

Carte de visite, Bolton, Fore Hill Ely

Soldier in uniform by T.Bolton

Name:  BONE, Miss May      b: 2.5.1876 Litcham, Norfolk  d: 16.8.1961
Address: 5, Market Place Peterborough, 62 Westgate, Peterborough. (dates for changes of premises not currently known.). Other addresses in Norfolk. Norwich Road Fakenham 1904-1908, Pier Gate Hunstanton 1916, 20 High Street Hunstanton 1939, 18 Northgate Hunstanton at the time of her death.
Working Dates: 1916-1955 in Peterborough
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1891 census May Bone, aged 14, was living with her parents at Norwich St, Fakenham, Norfolk. Her father, Richard H Bone, was a watchmaker, jeweller, silversmith and optician. At the age of 14, May was a photographer's apprentice. By 1901, May was still with her family at the same address but was a photographer working on her own account. By 1904 May Bone had a studio in Norfolk at Norwich Road, Fakenham, later she had studios at Beach Road Hunstanton (at least as early as 1908), Pier Gate Hunstanton 1916 and Red Lion Street, Aylsham 1908.

In the 1911 census May Bone, 34, single, a photographer working on own account, was a visitor at 13 Nimrod Rd Streatham SW, the home of Ernest Reeves, Piano tuner and Ada Reeves. Ancestry.com has this entry wrongly transcribed as "May Bowe". Also in the 1911 census, May's mother, Emma Bone, then a widow, was running the family jewellery business in Fakenham. May's sister, Caroline (Carrie) (1872-1948) was living at the family home and was a photographer, an employee, and is believed to have joined May's business. In 1916 May contracted to buy a photo postcard printing business from Peterborough photographer John Borrill Etches' when Etches joined the colours. The contract included clauses to the effect that after the war Etches should not approach the firm's clients for a period of seven years. Etches was in breach of this as soon as he returned from the War. The Nottingham Journal on Wed 12 October 1921 p2 carried a report of the subsequent court case. "A BREACH OF CONTRACT. Mr Justice McCardie, in the King’s Bench Division yesterday heard an action brought by Miss May Bone, of Market Place Peterborough against Mr. John Barrett (sic) Etches, of Narrow Street, Peterborough. claiming damages for, and an injunction against, breaches of the terms of a covenant to sell the stock-in-trade and connection of the Rapid Photo Co., of Narrow Street, Peterborough to the plaintiff in April 1916. His lordship found a clear breach of contract, and assessed the damages at £150, refusing a stay of execution." In the meantime May had opened studios at 5, Market Place, and at 62 Westgate, Peterborough. WW1 had other impacts on the business. In 1916 May was prosecuted for breach of the wartime blackout regulations, after using a 2000 candlepower light for portraits in the evening at her Westgate Studio. (Peterborough Standard, Saturday 15 January 1916 p3). Later May found it impossible to hire experienced staff and notified the public she would be closing the studio in Thursdays and Fridays. (Peterborough Standard, Saturday 19 October 1918 p1). We don't know how May divided her time between her different studios. In March 1927 she announced through the Peterborough Standard that she would be personally present in the future at the Peterborough studio, suggesting that up to that point she spent more of her time in Norfolk. In July 1929 May announced in the Peterborough Standard that amateurs could have their films processed and prints made at her Market Place Studio. In 1930 the firm was offering demonstrations and sales of home cinema equipment.

In the 1939 Register, May was living at 20 High Street Hunstanton (entry wrongly transcribed as "May B Bove). She had probably reduced or even ceased her photographic work by that point as she gave her occupation as "Stationery, fancy goods, own account". Also resident at the same address was Frances K Sandall b 8.1.1886, "fancy goods manager". May's sister Carrie was still a photographer in the 1939 register, living with her younger brother at Swan Street Walsingham. It is not known whether Carrie was still in business with May at that time. The May Bone Studio was still operating in Peterborough, but the name may well have continued in use after May had sold the business. The Peterborough Standard, Friday 28 April 1950 p1, reported that the May Bone studios Church Street, was taking over the studio in Cowgate being vacated by photographer Lewis Protheroe, due to his ill health. Ownership of the May Bone business had changed hands by 1955 when the Peterborough Advertiser - Friday 14 October 1955 p13 carried an advertisement for May Bone Studios 5 Market Place Peterborough, Proprietor J. Rozelaar AMPA. The Studio was purchased in 1957 by Thomas Howell and became part of the Campkin's business.

In addition to portrait work, May also produced local topographical postcards - often well-taken dramatic seascapes; an example is shown below. One of May's postcard shots was registered at Stationers' Hall for copyright purposes TNA COPY 1/505/162: 'Photograph of a Royal Motor Mail Van taken outside Fakenham Post Office with its driver, some people, postmen etc' Copyright owner of work: May Bone, Norfolk Studio, Norwich Road, Fakenham. Copyright author of work: May Bone, Norfolk Studio, Norwich Road, Fakenham. Form completed: 9 January 1907. In 1921, 1924, 1929, 1930 and 1933. May, in conjunction with the Peterborough Standard, ran successful photo competitions for beautiful babies and children. The Peterborough Standard, Saturday 12 March 1921 p7 reported that "all classes" of mothers had entered the competition. Her advertising indicated that she was a specialist in child portraiture. Throughout the 1920s and 30s wedding and other photographs from May Bone's studio appeared in the Peterborough Standard. In December 1935 May held an exhibition of portraits at the Peterborough Museum, which received a favourable review in the local press (Peterborough Standard Friday 3 January 1936). The effects of war on staffing struck the studio again in 1941, when staff shortages forced the firm to close on Thursdays. (Peterborough Standard Fri 3 October 1941)

See below for a sepia toned family portrait, unknown family, postcard format, c.1910, by May Bone when she had studios at Hunstanton and Fakenham. Next is a vignette portrait of a lady, the reverse carrying May Bone's addresses at Westgate Studio Peterborough and Rembrandt Studio Hunstanton. Below this is another postcard print of a similar period of a mother and child. On the reverse is printed "Photograph by May Bone 63 Westgate and 5 Market Place Peterborough also at Rembrandt Studio Hunstanton. Extra Copies can be obtained".

References: Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire 1920, 1924, 1928, 1931,1936, 1940, Kelly's Norfolk 1904, 1908, 1916.
Peterborough Advertiser Directory 1922, 1925, 1927, England Census 1891,1901,1911, 1939 Register. For more on May's Norfolk Studios see Robert Pols excellent site http://www.early-photographers.org.uk/Nor%20B.html where it is suggested that May probably produced "walking pictures" of holidaymakers at Hunstanton. Peterborough Standard - Saturday 15 October 1921 p12 report of Bone v Etches.

Family Portrait be May Bone

Reverse of family portrait by May Bone

Postcard by May Bone, Peterborough and Hunstanton

Postcard of mother and child, showing both Peterborough addressesReverse of May Bone postcard

RPPC by May Bone

Reverse of May Bone topographical postcard

BOROUGH STUDIO - See REAM, Lilian, Wisbech

Name:  BOSSETT, Annie       b: 1919      d:
Address: 55 Montague Road Peterborough
Working Dates: 1939
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Annie Bossett is listed as a single woman a "Photographer Assistant (Developer Printer)" in the 1939 Register. There is no indication which Peterborough studio employed her.
References:

Name:  BOUQUET PHOTOGRAPHY
Address: Chatteris Tel 3655
Working Dates: 1987
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Listed as a wedding photographer in 1987
References: Fenland Citizen 11 Feb 1987.

Name:  BOUGHTON, Walter and Sons                     b:       d:
Address: Cathedral Studio, Peterborough
Working Dates: 1898-1900
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Walter Boughton and Sons were enterprising photographers operating in Norfolk and Suffolk. Details can be found on Robert Pols excellent site www.early-photographers.org.uk. In Norfolk the firm operated in Thetford 1883-1912, Yarmouth 1896, Norwich 1900 and Kings Lynn: High St 1901-08. In Suffolk the firm had premises in Lowestoft and later briefly in Ipswich: 106 London Rd Lowestoft 1892, 54 London Rd Lowestoft 1896-1916. 24 Buttermarket, Ipswich 1900-01. In 1900 the firm was expanding. The Ipswich Journal of 2nd June 1900 reported that local photographer Walter Boughton had taken on a photographic business from a Mr Dupres (or Duprez) at 24 Buttermarket, Ipswich, having been persuaded by Dupres that it was a going concern which he was only selling because he was emigrating to France to be with his fiancee, but which turned out to be a moribund business involved in a property dispute. It would appear that as an alternative, the firm expanded into Peterborough briefly, taking over the Cathedral Studio from printer and publisher George Caster, and later relinquishing it to photographer A.F.Healey who was shown as its occupier in the 1901 census and who's entry in the local directory for 1905/6 described his firm as "Late W Boughton & Sons".

It would seem that the members of the Boughton family involved in running the business were brothers Thomas R Boughton b: 1869 Thetford and Walter Boughton b:1873 Thetford. Their father, Walter Boughton b: 1842 Norton Suffolk, was listed in the census returns for 1881, 1891 and 1901 as a builder, presumably his primary occupation.

See below a carte de visite from the author's collection, a vignette close up of an unknown lady, possibly an outdoor portrait, on the face is impressed "W Boughton and Sons, Cathedral Studio, Peterborough". Next are two Cabinet photographs on slightly different mounts. The one on the left of an unknown lady in a hat, c. 1900, negative no in pencil on reverse is 2159, is on a buff mount with square corners, impressed line around the image and "W Boughton & Sons Cathedral Studio Peterborough" impressed on the face. The underlining on the name is horizontal. The photograph on the right is on a cheaper buff mount with rounded corners, The underlining under the firm's name is ascending from left to right and the studio name is in a gothic typeface. Both of the cabinet photographs have plain reverse sides. Both have scratched even while preserved in an album. Below this is an example view postcard of York Cottage Sandringham (part of the Sandringham Royal Estate), one of the Britannia Series of postcards produced by W Boughton and Sons Thetford. This was postally used in 1917.

References: Northampton and District Trades Directory, Town and County Directories Edinburgh 1905/6
Cook's Directory of Peterborough 1898
Directory of Peterborough (Caster) 1901

Carte de visite, Boughton and Sons

Cabinet photograph W Boughton & Sons Cabinet photograph W Boughton & Sons

Postcard, W Boughton and Sons Thetford, Norfolk

Reverse W Boughton and Sons postcard used in 1917

Name:  BOWLES, Harry      b:1884       d:
Address: 1924 at 37 Lincoln Road, Peterborough, 1927 at Market Hall Arcade, Westgate, Peterborough, 1939 resident at 83 Garton End Road Peterborough
Working Dates: 1924-39
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Produced local postcards. In the 1939 Register shown as a photographer on his own account, living with his wife Madeline, b: 1868, at 83 Garton End Road, Peterborough.
References: Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire 1924, 1928, 1931, 1936, Peterborough Advertiser Directory 1925, 1927

Name: BOWTELL Bros. BOWTELL, Percy Harry. b:1876 d:1964 and BOWTELL Albert Edward b:1870 d:
Address: High Street, Buckden.
Working dates: c 1914-1930s
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Sons of Albert E Bowtell, grocer draper and furnisher at Steeple Bumpstead. Publishers of post cards included in a "Directory of Cambridgeshire Postcard Publishers/photographers noted before 1914" by Michael Rouse in "Cambridge in Early Postcards", Oleander Press 1978. Not currently known whose images used. Peterborough Standard - Friday 27 April 1923 p12 reported the opening of the firm's new premises in Buckden by Bowtell Bros, with separate departments for grocery and provisions, general drapery, china, glass, and earthenware. There were showrooms above for millinary and costumes. Altogether "a comodious convenient house of business which makes shopping a pleasure."
References: Listed as grocers and drapers in the 1914 Kelly's Directory of Huntingdonshire.

Name:  BOWSER, Henry Buckham    b: Marylebone, Middlesex 1838   d:1903
Address: 13 Lynn Road, Wisbech
Working Dates: c.1878 - c.1890 in Wisbech
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Henry Buckham Bowser was the son of John Bowser, timber dealer. In 1861 Henry's family was at Halls Terrace, Finsbury. The family at that point comprised his widowed mother, Janet, two daughters, Henry and his brother William. Henry and William were both tailors. In 1871 Henry Bowser was in South View, Winchester working as a photographer and lodging with another photographer, Edgar Gyngell. In February 1872 at Southampton, Henry married Julia Matilda Gilbert b. Winchester 1855. Later that year, in Winchester, their first child Ernest Gilbert Bowser was born. Sadly Ernest died in 1875, at which point Henry was a photographer in Spalding Lincolnshire. Between 1877 and 1879 Henry Bowser was in partnership with two other photographers in Wisbech, trading as Beales, Bowser and Kennerell at 8 High Street, Wisbech. The partnership was relatively short lived. In May 1878 an advertisement for S (sic) Bowser, photographic artist, formerly of High Street Wisbech, notified the public that he had opened a new studio in his own name in Lynn Road Wisbech. Henry Bowser appeared in the 1879 Kelly's Directory as a photographer at Lynn Road, Wisbech. See below a carte de visite by H.B.Bowser reproduced with the kind permission of Ashley Howard. (The carte, from around 1880/1890, depicts Ashley's great grandfather, John Thomas HOWARD (1833-1895) a lathe renderer of 31 Nene Parade Wisbech). The reverse of the carte shows that at that point Frederick had studios in Wisbech and at 10 Market Place Spalding. The 1881 Census shows Henry as a photographer at 13 Lynn Road, Wisbech, living with his wife Julia. By 1891 they had moved to Norton in County Durham where he was still a photographer, self employed. Local directories record a firm of photographers Bowser and Rogers at 134 High Street Stockton in 1894. In 1901 they had moved again to Brighton, where Henry was still shown as a photographer.
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 1879
Lynn News and County Press 4 May 1878 p4 (Thanks to Garry Monger for this reference)
Greater Manchester County Record Office Reference 1672/51 negative sheet 1/U39/1
Cleveland Family History Soc list of photographers https://clevelandfhs.org.uk/free-online-lists/photographers/

Carte de visite by H B Bowser

Name:  BOWYER, Sidney    b: 1888 Cherryhinton   d:1925 Cambridge
Address: Jersey House, Rock Road, Cambridge
Working Dates: c. 1911
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1911 Census Sidney Bowyer was listed as a photographer's assistant. He was living at home with his parents, three sisters and brother. His parents ran a milk selling business. It is not known at this stage for whom he worked.
References:
1911 England Census.

Name:  BOYD, Walter   b:1875 Islington    d:
Address: North Street Burwell
Working Dates: c.1911
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1911 Census Walter was listed as a photographer working on his own account from home. He was living in a 2 room dwelling in North Street Burwell with his wife Nellie Boyd b:1884 Islington, a travelling actress. They had a son, Leopold James Boyd b:1908 Wimborne Dorset.
References: 1911 England Census.

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