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Pembrokeshire Photographers 1860-1920
« on: Thursday 07 May 09 07:46 BST (UK) »
Hi All,

I'm researching Pembrokeshire Photographers for a Narberth Museum project.† I am hoping to find out
more about our local photographers and add this detail to the Museum's photographic image collection.
My main interest is the period 1860-1920, photographers working in Pembrokeshire.
I do have outline information and dates for about fifty local photographers so far.
Not many of these photographers were 'Welsh born', in fact they came from all over the UK.

One example is Charles Smith Allen of Tenby, coming from Rugeley in Staffordshire. Two of his
sons were also photographers.† Charles Allen was supposed to have been one of Queen Victoria's favorite photographers.† Perhaps he was invited† to Osborne house on the Isle of Wight.† Charles specialised in photographing large mansions and produced photographic albums for the gentry.

Frederick Nedahl came from Hamburg and was a jeweller as well.

Sidney Webb was born in Bristol and Harry Goodden came from Oxford.

Arthur Squibbs came from Bridgewater, Somerset and George Villiers was born in Norwich.

I would be interested in hearing from anyone interested in Pembrokeshire photographers .
Perhaps I can help you as well.

Regards

Llanfallteg
Victorian and Edwardian Photographers in Pembrokeshire.
Narberth local history.
Spencer and Pedrick in London.
Izatt and Fraser in Edinburgh also Fife.
Sheppard and Woolley in Kent.
White,Whiteman, Rich and Wiltshire in Brighton Sussex.

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Re: Pembrokeshire Photographers 1860-1920
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 07 May 09 07:53 BST (UK) »
I know there is a photographic shop in Warren St Tenby (not sure of their name) and they have taken photos for many years including postcards. I passed there the other day and they had loads of old b/w photos in the window.
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Re: Pembrokeshire Photographers 1860-1920
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 May 09 08:00 BST (UK) »
Hi

I have 2 Postcard Photos

One of my Greatgrandmother taken by W John,Clynderwen

There other by C Edwards of Fishguard & Newport,Pembs.

Love visiting Narberth Museum when on holiday.

Hope this helps

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Re: Pembrokeshire Photographers 1860-1920
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 07 May 09 08:50 BST (UK) »
That's interesting. I have two family photos. taken by Arthur Squibbs, but don't know who the people are. These family connections were between Pembrokeshire and Plymouth, Devon.

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Re: Pembrokeshire Photographers 1860-1920
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 07 May 09 22:12 BST (UK) »
Hi Researchers,
Thanks for your interest and input.

1. Lambkin.
The photographic shop in Tenby was possibly the one that R Keeble-Jowett started in the 1890's.
 Keeble-Jowett's adverts in the local press suggested that he was patronised by HRH the Duchess of York.† He called his studio 'Lafayette'† and it was situated in Warren Street, Tenby and become Napleton Studios.† During 1902 this business was taken over by Arthur Squibbs

2. Omega 1
William John of Clynderwen was a local photographer born in Penfford Pembrokeshire about 1888.
He was well known in the area around Narberth and many of his photographic images, especially postcards remain.† My favorites are his pictures of the James Brothers early biplane that flew from Clynderwen to Carmarthen.

Charles Edwards had several studios in Fishguard during the period 1891-1926.† 1891-1914 he had a studio in the high Street Fishguard.† From 1910-1926 he had a studio in West Street, Fishguard.† From 1914 to 1926 he also had a photographic studio in Quay Street, Goodwick, Fishguard.

Glad to hear that you like to visit the Museum.† We have recently acquired the 'Old Bonded Stores' in Narberth and started to convert this building into a new museum.† This will of course cost a few bob!† The Heritage Lottery Commision have helped us recently, but another couple of million would help!

3. Clottedcream.
Arthur Squibbs was born 1875 in Bridgewater, Somerset.† He came to South Wales around 1901 with his brother Harold and they had a studio in Newquay.† Arthur then opened studios in Milford Haven and Pembroke Dock.† The Tenby studio of R Keeble-Jowett became his main base until the business was sold in 1953. Sadly he died soon after retiring in Tenby during 1953 at the age of 78.

Regards

Llanfallteg
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Spencer and Pedrick in London.
Izatt and Fraser in Edinburgh also Fife.
Sheppard and Woolley in Kent.
White,Whiteman, Rich and Wiltshire in Brighton Sussex.

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Re: Pembrokeshire Photographers 1860-1920
« Reply #5 on: Monday 01 June 09 17:41 BST (UK) »
Here is an extract from some researching I have been doing..

In tangent with Sidney Webb was a family with the Head being William Trindall who had a photographers studio in Dimond Street, Pembroke Dock too.  In the 1861 Census he was down as Photographic Artist (born Oxford) , but in the 1871 Census he too had a studio in Dimond Street.  He died in 1875 and his wife Sarah carried on the business under the name of William Trindall and remarried in 1876 to a George Middleton.   George is missing from the 1881 and  the1891 Census and by 1901 Sarah is a widow but her children from  Trindall are still running the business as Trindallís of Dimond Street.   I have a photo of my great grand aunt and husband photographed by H F Trindall C1905.  Hugh Frederick Trindall.

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Re: Pembrokeshire Photographers 1860-1920
« Reply #6 on: Monday 01 June 09 17:44 BST (UK) »
Regarding the photographer Allen - I have a photo of my mother taken in Pembroke 1942 by a S J Allen.  I know this is after your date of interest, but the family were taking photos then.

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« Reply #7 on: Monday 01 June 09 17:46 BST (UK) »
Sorry me again

Just realized this photo on my profile is by Sidney Webb!

Steven
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Re: Pembrokeshire Photographers 1860-1920
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 02 June 09 06:10 BST (UK) »
Hi Mothball,

Thanks for the interest and information about the Trindalls.

This is the 'timeline' for the Trindalls that I've found so far.

TRINDALL Richard St Thomas' Green, Haverfordwest 1868
TRINDALL Rchard. Bridge St, Haverfordwest 1871
TRINDALL William 37 Dimond St, Pembroke Dock 1868
TRINDALL W. Dimond St, Pembroke Dock 1871, 1875 Diamond St in 1871
TRINDALL Mrs Sarah Ann 37 Dimond St, Pembroke Dock 1880
MIDDLETON & TRINDALL Dimond St, Pembroke Dock 1884
MIDDLETON Mrs S.A. 37 Dimond St, Pembroke Dock 1891
TRINDALL & Co. 37 Dimond St, Pembroke Dock 1895, 1901, 1910
TRINDALL Hugh Frederick 37 Dimond St, Pembroke Dock 1906

These† dates mostly came from trade directories.

I have a small collection of carte-de-visite photographs by Pembrokeshire photographers.
I'm interested in the backs of the cards, although the front can give some idea of the date.

Regards

Llanfallteg.
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Victorian and Edwardian Photographers in Pembrokeshire.
Narberth local history.
Spencer and Pedrick in London.
Izatt and Fraser in Edinburgh also Fife.
Sheppard and Woolley in Kent.
White,Whiteman, Rich and Wiltshire in Brighton Sussex.