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It may be of interest to BPH members to know of articles about 19th century photographers in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

An article on George Parker (1833-1907) is here:

Joseph Dunton ran Dunton's Portrait Rooms in the 1860s.  The early part of his career in Cheltenham, when he pioneered archery practice there, is covered in this article:

Dunton's life is covered more fully in the Cheltenham Local History Society Journal:

‘Joseph Dunton (1810-1886) – Part 1, Archery Entrepreneur’, CLHS Journal No. 33 (2017), pp. 3-11
‘Joseph Dunton (1810-1886) – Part 2, Photography and Fireworks’, CLHS Journal No. 34 (2018), pp. 24-31. 

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Comment by Julian Holland on June 5, 2018 at 2:14

Thanks, Steve

You have put together an interesting piece on the Skeolans.  I did gather a certain amount of information on the Skeolans when I was researching Cheltenham photographers in 2015.  (It has taken a while for the Dunton article to get into print.)

There is a bit you can add.  Peter S's daughter and son-in-law, the J.W. Tattersalls, migrated to Victoria in the Great Britain in 1870|||requestHandler|||anyWords|||exactPhrase=Mr+%26+Mrs+Tattersall|||dateTo|||l-decade=187|||dateFrom|||sortby=dateAsc

They were later joined by PS's widow Margaret who died at the Tattersalls' home in Bendigo in 1874|||sortby=dateAsc

Best wishes


Comment by Steve Lightfoot on June 4, 2018 at 11:35

Hi Julian.

I have done some work on Peter Skeolan of Cheltenham if you are interested.

Kind Regards

Steve Lightfoot

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