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Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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Name:  WAILES, Rex b:1901 d: 1986
Address:
Working Dates:
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Wailes was a life-long enthusiast for windmills and watermills, starting the interest as an engineering apprentice in Lincolnshire in 1923. In 1954 he published “The English Windmill”. His photographs of interiors and exteriors of mills in Cambridgeshire can be found in the Cambridgeshire Collection – forming part of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society’s survey of mills. 
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Mike Petty, An Eye on the Past - Cambridge Weekly News, 22/7/1992

Name:    WAINCO TECHNICAL SERVICES
Address: Unit 3, Little End Road, Eaton Socon, St Neots
Working Dates: c. 1990
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1990

Name:  WALKER, Ron PHOTOGRAPHY   b:       d:
Address:  1st Floor Studio, 13 Market Place, Market Deeping
Working Dates: c. 1986
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Peterborough Yellow Pages 1986

Name:  WALLIS, Harry   b:1868 Salford Manchester     d:
Address: 47 Burleigh Street Cambridge
Working Dates: 1910-23
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: The 1911 census shows Harry living at his in-laws at 78 King Street Cambridge with his wife Annie E. b:1879 Cambridge and son Thomas Rowland Wallis b:1894 Plaistow. Harry was described as an "artist and photographer" and his son as an "assistant photographer". Before coming to Cambridge Harry appeared in the 1901 census as a photographer and an employer living at 183 Boleyn Rd, West Ham. The rest of his family, at that time, was his then wife, Janie, b.1868 Liverpool, daughter Elsie Cowen Wallis b.1891 Middlesborough and son Thomas Rowland Wallis b.1895 London. The Cabinet photograph below, from the author's collection, is on a dark green mount with silver lettering on the face "Day and Electric Light Studios, H Wallis, 47 Burleigh Street, Cambridge" The reverse is blank - hand-written thereon "George and Birdie, March or May" but sadly no year, c.1910. Below this is a portrait of an unknown young woman seated on an ornate chair. This is probably from around 1915 and is in postcard format, the reverse bearing the legend "H WALLIS, Art Photographer 47 Burleigh Street Cambridge". Below that is a second postcard format portrait of an unknown young man, the reverse of the card is similalrly printed to the previous example and is of a similar age. The inclusion of a planter and flowers either side of the sitter are unusual additions to a portrait of a man. The quality of this portrait is also marred by something intruding in the lower right hand part of the image. References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Spaldings Directory of Cambridge 1910-23, Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire 1912, 1916, 1922

Cabinet photograph H Wallis

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Postcard format portrait of unknown man by H.Wallis

Name:   WALTER, Alan and Associates  b:      
Address: 109 Brewery Rd Pampisford
Working Dates: 1998 – still in business in 2016
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Corporate, PR, National Press, weddings. Current website describes as,one of the UK’s top professional ‘Fleet Street’ photographers with over twenty years of experience working within the photographic industry. His photographs are regularly published both nationally and internationally in newspapers and magazines worldwide.”
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 1998, http://www.freeindex.co.uk/profile%28alan-walter-photography%29_235309.htm

Name: WALTON, Samuel William b:1850 Wisbech
Address: Walton's Monumental Works, Leverington Road, Wisbech
Working Dates: c.1879. The business had been running since 1851 and by 1879 Samuel had taken it over from his parents.
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Stoneworks producing plain and ornamental tombstones and headstones, iron railings etc. In 1879 their advertisements included: "SW begs to state that the business will be carried on as usual, orders taken for photographs of monuments, headstones etc carte or cabinet size. Work executed in town or country at reasonable prices." Victorian family albums often included photographs of headstones and other memorials to past family members, and such photographs could probably be obtained from most provincial studios. Walton's Monumental Works added this as another service to their main business as stonemasons. We do not know whether the photos ordered through this firm bear the firm's name or that of the photographer commissioned by them to do the work.
References: Wisbech Chronicle 11 October 1879 p3. Grateful thanks to Garry Monger for this reference.

Name:   WARD, Daniel  b: 1838 Balsham, Cambridgeshire     
Address: Balsham
Working Dates: 1861
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Daniel was listed as a photographic artist in the 1861 census. He was living at Balsham with his father; George Ward, farmer of 8 acres, b: 1811 Bartlow and mother Susanna b:1819 Quy Cambridgeshire, together with a younger brother and two younger sisters. By 1871 Daniel had married and was living at Balsham in a caravan with his wife Eliza - his occupation was a hawker. By 1881 Daniel had become a widower and was a general dealer, still living in a caravan at Balsham.
References: 1861 , 1871, 1881 census

Name:   WARWICK, Max  b:     
Address: Newmarket, working for John Slater Photography Ltd
Working Dates: c. 1968
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: John Slater published a series of his photographs of Newmarket in "Newmarket, Home of Horse Racing A Pictorial Study", John Slater and Peter Osborn, 1968, Landmark Press, Lavenham, Suffolk. The Acknowledgement page states, "John Slater established a photographic business in Newmarket in 1946 and soon gained an international reputation as a photographer of horses, and particularly in East Anglia, a similar reputation as a general practitioner in photography. In 1966 a new company, John Slater Photography Ltd was formed. They acquired the old Maltings and transformed it into a well designed and highly efficient modern photographic processing laboratory. Now company vans travel daily over 1200 miles to bring a first class service to dealers and other photographers in East Anglia. We acknowledge the very great help and co-operation we received from the Company's Directors and staff and in particular from Max Warwick, the Professional Director, who undertook the no small task of assembling the photographs".Nothing more known at this time
References: "Newmarket, Home of Horse Racing A Pictorial Study", John Slater and Peter Osborn, 1968, Landmark Press, Lavenham, Suffolk.

Name:   WATERSON, Phillip, LBIPP, LSWP, trading as PKW PHOTOGRAPHY  b:       d:
Address: 62 Harbour Avenue, Comberton
Working Dates:  c.1990 – at least 2000
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages  1990, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000

Name:   WATKINS, John Henry b:1881  Rugeley, Staffordshire    d: 1964, Dorset
Address: 13 Clarkson Avenue, and National Provincial Bank, Wisbech
Working Dates:  c.1911
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: John Henry Watkins was the son of Charles W Watkins b: Brecon Breconshire 1848, a bank manager with the National Provincial Bank in Newport, Shropshire. In 1892 his father had died and in 1901 John was living with his widowed mother, Edith Mary Watkins at Church Aston, Shropshire, and had followed in his father's footsteps by becoming a bank clerk. By 1911 they had moved to 13 Clarkson Avenue, Wisbech and John was still a bank clerk. We know of his interest in photography however because in 1911 he exhibited one of his prints (a bromide print entitled "A Norman Courtyard") at the Royal Photographic Society's Annual Exhibition. His address was shown as the National Provincial Bank Wisbech. John married Barbara Gillett Pearson in 1917.
References: Catalogue Royal Photographic Society's Annual Exhibition 1911.

Name:   WATTS, Joseph William b:  1839 March Cambridgeshire    d:
Address: Horseway, Chatteris Cambridgeshire
Working Dates:  c.1881
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1881 Census Joseph is listed as a dyer and photographer, an unusual combination of occupations. He was living at Horseway Chatteris with his wife Emma, b: 1837 Shoreditch, Middlesex, his three sons and 4 daughters. These were: Andrew Vawser Watts b: 1864 Todmorden, Yorks, Emily Augusta Watts b: 1865 March Cambs, George Albert b: 1869 March Cambs, Rosa Hannah b:1872 Chatteris, Amie Maria Watts b:1874 Chatteris, Arthur Ernest Watts B:1876 Chatteris and Amy Beatrice b:1877 Chatteris. Ten years earlier in 1871 Joseph was a sluice keeper living at the Sluice, Chatteris. By 1891 Joseph was no longer a photographer - he had moved to Salters Lode, Denver, Norfolk where he was a collector of tolls. In 1901 he was at the same location and his occupation was sluice keeper and collector of tolls. In 1911 Joseph was still a sluice keeper at Salters Lode.
References: England Census 1871, 1881,c 1891, 1901, 1911.

Name:  WEBB, Cecil John    b:1907       d:
Address: 1 Histon Road, Cambridge
Working Dates: 1939 - at least 1950
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: The 1939 Register lists Cecil at the above address and his occupation was shown as "motor mechanic and Photographer". He was married and living with his wife Kathleen V Webb b:1908 and daughter Christine b:1937. Cecil may well have been an employee or manager at Stearn and Sons 72 Bridge Street Cambridge. When Edith Florence Mary Benson, Nee Stearn died in 1950, Cecil John Benson was granted probate for her estate.
References: 1939 Register.

Name:  WEBB, F.S.  b:   d:
Address: 19 Howitts Gardens, St Neots, Cambs
Working Dates: c. 1993
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: FS Webb exhibited the photograph below at the St Neots and District Camera Club Annual Exhibition in May 1933. The photograph (11.5 x 8in) is entitled Eaton Ford Old Windmill now a residential home. The reverse has the photographer's details in manuscript, in a mini lable and has a St Neots and District Camera Club exhibition label. (This raises the point that occasionally former photo club presentation mounted prints can be found - and does each merit an entry here, or should they be separately recorded with other information on local camera clubs).

Photograph Eaton Ford by FS Webb

Name:  WEBSTER, Alfred  b:1883 Barnack   d:
Address: Bainton in 1901-1904, Barnack, near Peterborough 1905.
Working Dates: c. 1901 - 19 ?
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Alfred Webster, son of Northamptonshire railway worker Ammon Webster, is shown in the 1901 census as a self employed photographer operating from home at Bainton. He is listed as a photographer at Barnack in Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire 1906. In 1907 Alfred married Lily Perkins b:1884 Winwick Northants. When Lily's and Alfred's son, Leslie Hobart Webster, was christened at Barnack on 23 October 1910, Alfred's occupation was again shown as a photographer. The 1910 Kelly's Directory and the 1911 Census return both show that he had, by then, become a cycle agent at Barnack. Alfred took a number of topographical views around the Stamford area, which were printed and sold as real photo postcards. See below for a postcard of Bainton, near Peterborough (author's collection) on the reverse of which is printed; "A Webster photo Barnack copyright".Some of Alfred's photographs were lodged at Stationers' Hall for copyright purposes, now listed in the National Archives at Kew (TNA) . For example:
COPY 1/469/146 Photograph view of 'The Haycock', a street in Wansford. Copyright owner of work: Alfred Webster, Bainton, Stamford. Copyright author of work: Alfred Webster, Bainton, Stamford. Form completed: 15 January 1904,
COPY 1/469/147, another Wansford view of the Church and Bridge, Copyright owner of work: Alfred Webster, Bainton, Stamford. Copyright author of work: Alfred Webster, Bainton, Stamford. Form completed: 15 January 1904.
COPY 1/481/314 is a 'Photograph of Uffington House fire taken at 11 o'clock at night, December 19th 1904'.[the country seat of the Earl and Countess of Lindsey which was destroyed by fire December 1904] Copyright author of work: Alfred Webster, Barnack, Stamford. Form completed: 6 January 1905.
COPY 1/490/46 'Photograph of Deeping St James showing locks'. Copyright owner of work: Alfred Webster, Barnack, Stamford. Form completed: 4 October 1905.
The Peterborough Advertiser 22 July 1911 p2 has an article on a haunted rectory at Barnack, with "photos by Webster, Barnack, specially taken for this article".
The following are probably the work of Alfred Webster:
i) postcard of Maxey Church for sale on Ebay, - in red ink on the face of the card the publisher was shown as "The AW Series", which could have been by Webster.
ii) postcard view of a wooden horse drawn van for the Church Army - Hand written lower right "Webster Photo", noted for sale on Ebay - .

A photograph on the Peterborough Images Archive site www.peterboroughimages.co.uk/barnack-village-main-street/, dating from around 1911, shows two signs on Alfred's small shopfront in Main Street Barnack advertising "Post Cards" and "A.Webster Hobart". This suggests that after he had become a cycle agent he was still, to some extent, involved in photography. The name "Hobart" on Alfred's shop refers to the make of cycle and motor cycle which Alfred sold. Grace's Guide has an entry for Hobart machines here: www.gracesguide.co.uk/Hobart_Cycle_Co.

Alfred and his family emigrated to South Africa while Leslie was still an infant.

References: We are most grateful for further information from Glyn Price, whose late wife was Alfred Webster's grand-daughter. Glyn has provided the two photographs below of Alfred with two different Hobart motor cycles. Alfred loved these machines, which he not only sold, but rode and raced, and even gave their name to his son, Leslie Hobart Webster. The two machines in the photographs below have registration numbers from the Soke of Peterborough. The two machines appear to be based on a pedal cycle design with the addition of either a single cylinder or v twin engine. Alfred may have been initially attracted to the company by advertisements in the Stamford Mercury - Friday 03 July 1908 p8 "Agents wanted. Openings in every district: spare time, good remuneration, no outlay, no risk, particulars from Hobart Bird and Co Ltd Dept F16 Direct Cycle Manufacturers Coventry". The Stamford Mercury - Friday 02 June 1911 p4 reported that Mr A Webster of Barnack would be competing on a 2.5 hp Hobart in the motorcycle run from London to Edinburgh and back, promoted by the Motorcycling Club .

RPPC by A.Webster of Bainton, near Peterborough

Reverse of Webster postcard

Detail from reverse of Webster RPPC

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Name:  WEHRLE Miss    b:       d:
Address: 29 Sidney Street, Cambridge
Working Dates: 1920-25
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Spaldings Directory of Cambridge lists beside her name “Private Appointments” The Wehrle family at 29 Sidney Street Cambridge in the 1911 census comprised Alfred Wehrle b:1855 Bishops Stortford, watch and clockmaker, jeweler, dealer, his wife Rosa b:1865 Baden, Germany, son Alfred A b:1891 Cambridge, an assistant in the business and daughter Lucia b:1898 Cambridge, so presumably Miss Wehrle in 1920-5 would have been Lucia Wehrle. The Cambridge Independent Press of 27/6/1913 noted the appointment of the Committee of the Cambridge Photographic Club for the year ahead were Messrs Coulson, Johnson, Ogle, Porcher, Tams, Scott, Wehrle and Winship. However, the Wehrle in question may have been A.A.Wehrle, Lucia's brother, who was reported to be a prize winner in one of the Club's competitions (CIP 14/11/1913). AA Wehrle was killed in 1918, a Sergeant in the Artists Rifles.
References:
Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Spaldings 1920-25

Name: WELLER, Edward Clement   b: 28/1/1913  Brighton    d: 1988 Cambridge
Address: 44 Marshall Road, Cambridge
Working Dates: c.1939 - at least 1946
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
A Cambridge commercial photographer undertaking work with Colleges within the University. He appears to have come to Cambridge from London. It is not known whether he was initially employed by another Cambridge photographer, but by 1939 at the latest his name appears on his work. The Cambridge Independent Press caries his photo of the Ickleton Football team on 14 April 1939 p15. A group photograph of third year undergraduates at Newnham College Cambridge dated 1946 was offered for sale on Ebay in January 2019. The photo is c. 6.5" x 11" and the mount is overall c.10" x 13" The mount had "Newnham College 3rd Year Students" in calligraphic writing across the top. Also on the mount, beneath the image, were the photographer's details "E.C.Weller, Cambridge". No trace has been found to date of Edwardlisted as a photographer in local trade directories. According to the 1939 Register Edward Clement Weller was a commercial photographer who lived at 44 Marshall Road, Cambridge with his wife, Gertrude Elizabeth Weller Nee Holmes, b.1906 and their daughter Anne R Weller b. 1937 Cambridge. Edward and Gertrude were previously living at 37 Miranda Road, Holloway, London in 1934. According to the local Electoral Register Edward and Gertrude were at 44 Marshall Coad Cambridge in 1945. By 1973 at the latest Edward was living at 26 Riverside Cambridge and when he died on 22 July 1988 he was still at this address.
References: 1939 Register

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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-Bak | Bal-Bam | Ban-Bd | Be-Bh | Bi-Bk | Bl-Bn | Bo-Bp | Br-Bt | Bu-Bz | Ca-Ck | Cl-Cn | Coa-Cor | Cos-Cz | Da-Dh | Di-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 | Ia-Iz | Ja-Je | Jf-Jz | Ka-Kz | La-Ld | Le-Ln | Lo-Lz | Maa-Mad | Mae-Mar | Mas-Mb | Mc-Mi | Mj-Mz | Na-Nh | Ni-Nn | No-Nz | Oa-Oz | Pa-Pb | Pc-Ph | Pi-Po | Pr-Pz | Qa-Qz | Ra-Rd | Re-Rh | Ri-Rz | Sa-Sb | Sc-Sf | Sg-Sk | Sla-Slz | Sma-Ss | Sta-Std | Ste-Sth | Sti-Sy | Ta-Te | Tf-Ti | Tj-Tz | Ua-Uz | Va-Vz | Wa-We | Wf-Wh | Wi-Wz | XYZ


 

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