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photographers in leicester
« on: Wednesday 28 July 10 19:53 BST (UK) »
    Has anyone any knowledge of photographers in Leicester , have some photos no idea who they are but thought if i knew when these photographers were in operation it might help to narrow down the dates and have a clue as to who are in the photographsthey are ...

W.GREAVES..BELGRAVE GATE LEICESTER
MANSFIELD ...WELFORD PLACE
PHILLIPS AND FRECKLETON...MARKET PLACE NOTTINGHAM , ALSO LEICESTER AND LOUGHBRO'
JAMES BROWN ?

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Re: photographers in leicester
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 28 July 10 21:21 BST (UK) »
Greeting’s Again. ...... Gah.

Leicester Trade Directories 1st Sighting of your names :~

1887/8.
Frank Brown. 20 Market Place.
James Brown. 43a. Granby Street.
Manageress Miss A Raworth.

1908.

F. Brown.. 29 Granby Street,

SPOTTED THIS ONE :~
No’.3. Granby Street Leicester Medical Society.
E.W. HOLYOAK.
MB. Hon Sec.

Phillips & Co. 68. New Walk.

Mansfield Studio’s …Welford Place.
John Bickerstaff. Manager.

Wm. Greaves. 193. Belgrave-gate.

1916.

Frank Brown.  94. London Road. & The Limes Saxecoburg Street.
Wm. Greaves 193. Belgrave-gate.


 ;D…………….Bet  ALL  the Photo’s are of Holyoaks. ……… ;D

MIKE. ……. ;)
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Re: photographers in leicester
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 28 July 10 21:31 BST (UK) »
   Hello Mike  ;)
                           Well once again you have been a great help , thank you , not sure who are on the photos , but ye you guessed it  ;D they are possible Holyoaks, thought if i knew when the photographers were operating in Leicester it might help to narrow down the years and give a clue as to who they are  :)...well i'm hoping :)

                                                       a big thank you
                                                                                 gah

   p.s. hope you are well

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Re: photographers in leicester
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 28 July 10 21:39 BST (UK) »
Greeting’s Again Gah.

 ;)……..Well there’s  a mighty big clue in the 1908 entries for Granby Street. …… ;)

MIKE. ……. ;)
Census Transcriptions are Crown Copyright from National Archives

Researching :-

Isle of Wight.          Oxfordshire / Warwickshire.

Cassell.                   Powers. 
Draper.                   Hirons.
Combs.                   Botts.
Stallard.                 Hall.

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Re: photographers in leicester
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 29 July 10 01:02 BST (UK) »
Hi gah,

If you can scan your photos, why not post them on the Photo Restoration and Dating Board, we can have a look at them and get a date for you.  We're pretty good at it  ;) :)

Cheers
Prue

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Re: photographers in leicester
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 29 July 10 08:56 BST (UK) »
Additional information for the Phillips and Freckleton photo(s)

Nottingham Market Place
Leicester 20 Market Place
Loughborough Church Gate

Addresses taken from the back of the photo mount cards

The photos are very likely the Owen family and might be Holyoaks by marriage.

One photo has a Woman with a child.  In the woman's had is a small floral arrangement. Does this signify anything perhaps?

Thanks for any help - Mark

PS Hello again Mike
Warner, Owen, Putt, Mynett, Wickwar, Norman, Wheeler, Gray, Cooke, Dewick, Holmes, Lawson, Granger, Queenan, Weston, Wesson, Brewin, Cartwright, Heathcote, Heathcoat, Felkin, Morley, Hallam, Wootton, Adkin, Shepshed, Loughborough, Leicester, Philadelphia, Ontario, Nottingham,

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Re: photographers in leicester
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 29 July 10 09:00 BST (UK) »
Notes about above photo.

Corners are rounded not square. It appears that Rootschat cropped the image slightly.

I also note the the P&F 20 Market Place address is also the same address gives for F Browns (1887/8)
Warner, Owen, Putt, Mynett, Wickwar, Norman, Wheeler, Gray, Cooke, Dewick, Holmes, Lawson, Granger, Queenan, Weston, Wesson, Brewin, Cartwright, Heathcote, Heathcoat, Felkin, Morley, Hallam, Wootton, Adkin, Shepshed, Loughborough, Leicester, Philadelphia, Ontario, Nottingham,

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« Reply #7 on: Saturday 31 July 10 11:27 BST (UK) »
Dear all,

This thread seems to have gone oddly quite since my last posting so I think a word of explanation might be in-order.

GAH and I met through another forum and didn't realise we are both Rootschatters. We both share the same 3 x great grand parents (poss' 2 x G grand parents for GAH). I told GAH about my 1890's photo album with 30+ mostly unidentified photos in it. Recent results indicate that the majority of the photos are from the Putt and Owen families base on the trend that, so far, the only photos identified are of these families and that resemblances between the identified and the unidentified indicate 2 main family groups. Having sent GAH a selection of the most obvious candidates, GAH thought that the photo posted above could possibly be GAH's great grandmother. I personally have reservations because of some small details but the possibility still exists and there is a strong resemblance which at the very least would place this women as a sibling or niece. We are working through the dates of death for these very large Owen families to find who was alive/married/had children at the possible time this photo was taken. It appears we both had the same idea at roughly the same time when it came to checking up on the details of the photos themselves i.e. asking the very knowledgeable rootschatters. (that is knowledgeable on both photos and Leicester).

Please do not let my possibly "left field" contribution to this thread put you off helping GAH.

Below in the reverse of the photo mount. As I understand it curved corners are more closely connected with circa 1900 (+/- a couple of years). Phillips and Freckleton don;t seem to come up in the commercial directories but I have it in mind that the Nottingham address was only in use from 1899 to about 1901.

As always, any help given is gratefully received

Thanks - Mark - (FS)

Warner, Owen, Putt, Mynett, Wickwar, Norman, Wheeler, Gray, Cooke, Dewick, Holmes, Lawson, Granger, Queenan, Weston, Wesson, Brewin, Cartwright, Heathcote, Heathcoat, Felkin, Morley, Hallam, Wootton, Adkin, Shepshed, Loughborough, Leicester, Philadelphia, Ontario, Nottingham,

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Re: photographers in leicester
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 31 July 10 15:21 BST (UK) »
Mid - late 1890's for a date.the Gigot sleeve was a short lived creation from 1893- 8 ish & grew larger over that time.

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