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Date of Photographic Studio in Sunderland - COMPLETED
« on: Wednesday 02 October 13 22:24 BST (UK) »
Hi Guys,

Does anyone know when Chris Wells Photographer 12 Holmeside Sunderland was in business. I have two studio photos of unknown children and I'm trying to date the photos. Thought I'd ask here on the local board first before posting on the date a photo board.

Many thanks

Eve

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Re: Date of Photographic Studio in Sunderland
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 03 October 13 08:09 BST (UK) »
Have a look at the historical directories site and you may find him there.
http://www.historicaldirectories.org/hd/index.asp

Is it later than census records?   They are another source as are electoral rolls.

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Re: Date of Photographic Studio in Sunderland
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 03 October 13 09:25 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Thanks for the help, I've already searched the directories, I think they are possibly around 1935.
Perhaps I should get them scanned and post on the other board.

Regards Eve  :)

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Re: Date of Photographic Studio in Sunderland
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 03 October 13 11:17 BST (UK) »
Chris Wells is in the Sunderland Telephone Directory from 1934 to 1937

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Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: Date of Photographic Studio in Sunderland - COMPLETED
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 03 October 13 13:53 BST (UK) »
Hi Stan,

Brilliant news - thank you - just the dates I was hoping for  :)

Kind Regards

Eve
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Re: Date of Photographic Studio in Sunderland - COMPLETED
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 20:19 BST (UK) »
Hi Eve,
I have a photo of an ancestress taken by Chris Wells of 12 Holmeside, Sunderland. The lady in the photo died in 1929 - Sunderland reg district aged 97. I guess the photo was taken a couple of  years before- maybe she was celebrating 95 years?

hope that helps

best wishes
Ros