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Enquiry for WJ Threadwell of Barking School of Photography
« on: Monday 16 July 18 11:31 BST (UK) »
I am trying to find any info on William James Threadwell (21 Nov 1844 in Shoreditch, Middlesex - 1923 in West Ham, Essex). He was a Drawing Instrument Maker/Opitican married to Mary Ann Giles.
There is a trade card which credits him as operating the "Barking School of Photography, High Street Barking" (unkown date).
I can find no record of him having been a photographer and would appreciate any assistance in confirming him operating from these premises.
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Re: Enquiry for WJ Threadwell of Barking School of Photography
« Reply #1 on: Monday 16 July 18 11:40 BST (UK) »
There is a Victorian Photograpers website

http://www.victorianphotographers.co.uk/

A George and a John THREADWELL/TREADWELL are mentioned but not a W J.
Middx - VAUS, ROBERTS, EVERSFIELD, INMAN, STAR, HOLBECK, WYATT, BICKFORD, SMITH, REDWOOD
Hants - SMALL, HAMMERTON, GRIST, FRYER, TRODD, DAGWELL, PARKER, WOODFORD, CROUTEAR, BECK, BENDELL, KEEPING, HARDING, BULL
Kent - BAYLY, BORER, MITCHELL, PLANE, VERNON, FARRANCE, CHAPMAN, MEDHURST, LOMAX, WYATT, IDEN
Devon - TOPE, BICKFORD, FOSTER
YKS - QUIRK, McGUIRE, BENN
Nott/Derbs - SLACK
Herts - BARNES
L'pool- PLUMBE
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Re: Enquiry for WJ Threadwell of Barking School of Photography
« Reply #2 on: Monday 16 July 18 12:07 BST (UK) »
Have a look at this link

http://www.barkinghistory.co.uk/william-threadwell.html

The images on the page are not showing for me  ???

Try this one instead

http://barkinghistoricalsociety.co.uk/william-threadwell.html
Middx - VAUS, ROBERTS, EVERSFIELD, INMAN, STAR, HOLBECK, WYATT, BICKFORD, SMITH, REDWOOD
Hants - SMALL, HAMMERTON, GRIST, FRYER, TRODD, DAGWELL, PARKER, WOODFORD, CROUTEAR, BECK, BENDELL, KEEPING, HARDING, BULL
Kent - BAYLY, BORER, MITCHELL, PLANE, VERNON, FARRANCE, CHAPMAN, MEDHURST, LOMAX, WYATT, IDEN
Devon - TOPE, BICKFORD, FOSTER
YKS - QUIRK, McGUIRE, BENN
Nott/Derbs - SLACK
Herts - BARNES
L'pool- PLUMBE
 All UK census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Enquiry for WJ Threadwell of Barking School of Photography
« Reply #3 on: Monday 16 July 18 12:42 BST (UK) »
Photography seems to have been a competitive and dangerous business for Mr Threadwell. These items are from the Southend Standard and Essex Weekly Advertiser of 29 July 1881:
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Re: Enquiry for WJ Threadwell of Barking School of Photography
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 17 July 18 10:29 BST (UK) »
Thanks for newspaper cuttings they are very helpful. Re the link to Barking, I have already been in touch and they don't have any further details.

I know his brother George was a Photographer in Stratford, but am trying to confirm 'Barking School of Photography'.
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