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Virginia Dodier commented on John Mead's blog post Enquiry: Where in the World?
"Kelly’s Directory for Hampshire, 1920, shows London Joint City and Midland Bank and Timothy White chemists as neighbors at 38 and 38a Union Street, Ryde."
Aug 13
Bobbie Carnegie commented on John Mead's blog post Enquiry: Where in the World?
"seems not early or late as people shadows are very short - say two-and-a-half minutes past One o'clock in the month of October?"
Aug 13
Duncan Caratacus Clark commented on John Mead's blog post Enquiry: Where in the World?
Aug 13
Duncan Caratacus Clark commented on John Mead's blog post Enquiry: Where in the World?
"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Whites The origin of Timothy Whites was a ships' chandlers and general store in Portsmouth, started in 1848 by Timothy White.[1] White himself qualified as a pharmacist in 1869.[2] By 1890, Whites was one…"
Aug 13
bruce.anderson63 commented on John Mead's blog post Enquiry: Where in the World?
"I am sure this Ryde - Ilived nearby some 60 years ago - my immeadiate thought was Union Street, Ryde, at the bottom of the hill you can see Ryde Pier."
Aug 13
Rob Tooley commented on John Mead's blog post Enquiry: Where in the World?
"This does look like Union St. Ryde with the Jabez Hughes studio the last building on the left. Rob"
Aug 10
Anna Lee commented on John Mead's blog post Enquiry: Where in the World?
"Based on the legible info. on the storefront on the right, this might also be a street in Portsmouth. It looks like "Timothy White" "Cash Chemists" would've been the name of a single shop in Portsmouth in the early 20th c.…"
Aug 9
Graham Wood commented on John Mead's blog post Enquiry: Where in the World?
"Hello Pretty sure this is Union street , Ryde , Isle of Wight Graham"
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Enquiry: Where in the World?

Can anyone help in locating where the image below was taken? It was found in a suitcase stuffed full of 5x3 film negatives, which was transferred to the Reach Central Archive, Watford at the end of 2017 when we moved the Surrey Advertiser Archive. From other negatives found in the suitcase we believe it is somewhere on the…See More
Aug 9
Geoff Lowe commented on John Mead's blog post Information request: H G Crabtree
"This is a typical Midland scene, between the wars. The boys are sitting on the edge of a canal bridge, water from their very recent swim showing on the pavement. My father claimed to have swam miles in the 'cut'."
Mar 13
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Information request: H G Crabtree

Over the past six weeks we at  Trinity Mirror central archive have reviewed our holdings from the Birmingham Gazette. A number of images have come to light by a photographer by the name of H G Crabtree. He appears to have worked for the paper from the early 1930s to the mid 1940s.Any information about his…See More
Mar 13
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Cambridge News Archive

Last week saw the Cambridge News photography archive move to its new home at Trinity Mirror's central archive at Watford. The move was triggered due to the impending move of the Cambridge News from their Milton offices.The negative archive starts in 1959, if anyone knows the whereabouts of the pre 1959 collection please drop me an…See More
Nov 20, 2017
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Surrey Advertiser Archive

With the Surrey Advertiser moving to smaller premises we have had to move their photographic archive up to the Trinity Mirror’s central archive in Watford. Like so many of the local titles I have repatriated to Watford the negatives prior to 1963 appear to have been lost. The journalists and present leadership team at the Advertiser have no knowledge of what happen and when. If anybody has any information what happened to the archives of the Surrey Advertiser, Surrey Times, The Guildford Time…See More
Nov 2, 2017

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Enquiry: Where in the World?

Can anyone help in locating where the image below was taken? It was found in a suitcase stuffed full of 5x3 film negatives, which was transferred to the Reach Central Archive, Watford at the end of 2017 when we moved the Surrey Advertiser Archive. From other negatives found in the suitcase we…

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Posted on August 9, 2018 at 9:30 — 11 Comments

Information request: H G Crabtree

Over the past six weeks we at  Trinity Mirror central archive have reviewed our holdings from the Birmingham Gazette. A number of images have come to light by a photographer by the name of H G Crabtree. He appears to have worked for the paper from the early 1930s to the mid…

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Posted on March 12, 2018 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Cambridge News Archive

Last week saw the Cambridge News photography archive move to its new home at Trinity Mirror's central archive at Watford. The move was triggered due to the impending move of the Cambridge News from their Milton offices.

The negative archive starts in 1959, if anyone knows the whereabouts of the pre 1959 collection…

Continue

Posted on November 20, 2017 at 9:30

Surrey Advertiser Archive

With the Surrey Advertiser moving to smaller premises we have had to move their photographic archive up to the Trinity Mirror’s central archive in Watford. Like so many of the local titles I have repatriated to Watford the negatives prior to 1963 appear to have been lost. The journalists and present leadership team at the Advertiser have no knowledge of what happen and when. If anybody has any information what happened to the archives of the Surrey Advertiser, Surrey Times, The Guildford Time… Continue

Posted on November 2, 2017 at 10:35

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At 9:21 on March 2, 2012, Mel Sambells said…

Thanks John!

At 20:29 on February 27, 2012, Lesley Valentine said…

I will try to gather together the photos I have.

Before Ivor worked for the Mirror he had his own studio in Bristol.

1898 - 39 Park Street, St. Augustines Parade (he was only 21 yrs old then)

1901 - Triangle, 61, Queens Road

1902 - 36, College Green to 1905

In 1916 Ivor was at the helm of an exhibition at the Grafton gallery where there were very large prints, some 6 x 3 metres.   I have a photo of him with Queen Mary and the Prince of Wales at this exhibition.

Lesley

 
 
 

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