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Old Photographs - Cambridgeshire Photographers - Ha - Hd

Photographers are listed alphabetically by surname on the following pages.

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Name: HADDON, Gertrude J. b: 12/6/1902
Address: 67A St Andrews Street, Cambridge
Working Dates: 1939
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1939 Register Gertrude was shown as a photographer's assistant. At the same address were Trevor Haddon, Artist b:1864 (see wikipedia entry for Arthur Trevor Haddon), and Emily B E Haddon b:1867
References: 1939 Register.

HAILEY, Ernest Miles (1877-1951). Brother of Thomas Clarence Hailey (below) and Managing Director of Sunfilms Ltd, a London firm which franchised, equipped and supported walking pictures photographers, including one such business in Cambridge in the 1930s. See our page on Walking Pictures in Cambridgeshire.

Name:  HAILEY, (Thomas) Clarence (& Co in 1900 Directory) b: 1867 Clare Suffolk d: 1949
Address: 103 High Street Newmarket, also a studio at 51 Ordnance Road, St John's Wood, St Marylebone 1888 - 1903
Working Dates: 1891-1929 Newmarket
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Thomas Clarence Hailey appears in the 1891 Census as a photographer at 51 Ordnance Rd Marylebone, where he was living with his younger brother, Ernest Miles Hailey (b: 1877 Clare Suffolk). Clarence Hailey (wrongly transcribed online as "Harly") appears in the 1901 census listed as a photographer, an employer, resident at The Laurels, Stetchworth, Cambs with his wife Eva M (b: 1873 London), and daughters Pauline M and Violet M. In the 1911 census Clarence had moved to 199 Ewell Rd, Surbiton, Surrey, where he was still listed as a photographer and an employer working from home. As at least a part of his work Clarence photographed racehorses. In the 1921 Census Clarence was living with his wife and daughter at 105 King Charles' Road, Surbiton, Surrey and showed his occupation as a photographer and employer, his place of work was "all over the country (office at Newmarket)". In the 1921 Census two of his employees locally were BLADES, Henry Ernest Sidney and FORDHAM, Frederick. Clarence was also a racehorse owner and bloodstock exporter. Offered for sale on Ebay in May 2017 was an engraving of the racehorse Florizel II, J Watts up and trainer R.Marsh, from a photograph by Mr Clarence Hailey, St John's Wood and Newmarket. A number of his photographs are held by the National Horseracing Museum at Newmarket. Clarence was succeeded at his Newmarket studio by Frank Thomas Griggs, who had been his employee and studio manager. Below is a photograph of his shop in 1939, then occupied by his successor Frank Griggs, on a site now occupied by the Post Office. (photograph reproduced by permission of its owner Peter Norman).
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, Kelly and Co London 1896-1929
Photographing racehorses. An afternoon with Mr Clarence Hailey. By our special correspondent. IN Windsor Magazine Vol 6 1897 pp 331 - 337
Obituary Times February 15 1949 p 6.

Clarence Hailey's former premises photographed in 1939

Name:  HALL, Fred(erick) b:1885 Peterborough  d:1951
Address: 46 Westgate, Peterborough
Working Dates: 1911-1922
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Fred was the son of a general shopkeeper and chemist. In the 1911 census Fred Hall is shown as a photographer working from home at 46 Westgate Peterborough on his own account. His wife, Annie, (b 1882 Peterborough), was also working from home on her own account as a ladies hairdresser. At some point around January 1915 Fred worked with John Borrill Etches - a real photograph postcard has been seen of a parade of soldiers on the Peterborough Market Square dated Jan 1915 marked "Etches and Hall copyright". Similar attribution is printed on the face of a series of RPPCs of groups of Belgian refugees in Peterborough during WW1. In the 1921 census Fred, his wife Annie and 9 year old son Leslie were living at 46 Westgate, Peterborough. Fred was listed as a photographer, working on his own account from home.
References: Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire 1914, 1920
The Peterborough Directory 1912, 1922.

Name: HALL, George, or HILLS, George
Address: Linton and Cambridge Midsummer Fair
Working Dates: c.1884
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: There are two newspaper reports from June 1884 which relate to a fire in a photographer's booth at the Midsummer Fair on Midsummer Common, Cambridge. An employee of a photographer there spilt some napha when filling a lighted oil lamp and set alight his clothing and the canvas of the photographer's booth, badly burning himself in the process. The two reports give the victim different names, of George Hills and George Hall, but were agreed that he was from Linton. Unfortunately we have been unable to tie down his identity using the 1881 and 1891 census returns for Linton. The press reports are silent as to the name of the employing photographer, who may or may not have been from Cambridgeshire. The principal concerned would have been one of a number of photographers with booths at the fair and might have been locally based or could have been from outside the County. George Hall (or Hills) might have been a photographer, or he could possibly have been a local unskilled helper. This entry has been completed in case further related information comes to light. We are most grateful to Mike Petty for this reference.

Cambridge Independent Press of 28th June 1884 p8 : Midsummer Fair. The custom of proclaiming this fair took place on Monday, at noon. The pleasure part of the fair is about the same size as in former years, and consists of the usual shows, roundabouts, ‘aunt sally’ and stalls. On Thursday night, shortly before ten o'clock, some commotion was caused by the sight of a man enveloped in flames running from a photographer’s booth. It appears that the man, George Hall, from Linton, was in the employ of the photographer, and on Thursday night was filling a naptha lamp while it was alight, when his coat caught on fire. After vainly endeavouring to extinguish the flames, he rushed from the booth into the chief thoroughfare, setting the canvas of the booth on fire in his excitement. P.c. Clark, who was on duty in the neighbourhood, seeing the man running about in flames, immediately seized him and succeeded in putting the flames out by rolling Hall in a coat. In the meantime, the greater part of the canvas round the booth had been destroyed; but there being plenty of assistance at hand, the frame-work of the booth was bodily removed from its position, and the flames, fortunately, were put out before any damage was done to the other booths. Had the fire spread to the other booths the conflagration would have been very disastrous; but, as it was, the damage done did not amount to more than a few pounds. Hall, as soon as possible, was sent to the hospital, where it was found that he was very seriously burnt, especially about the arms and face.

Cambridge Chronicle Fri 27 June 1884 p4: Midsummer Fair. On Monday this annual fair was opened upon the Midsummer Common . The Fair, which is a very old institution, yesterday presented no remarkable features of novelty. There were the usual number of shows, booths devoted to various kinds of entertainment, the usual photograph structures, shooting galleries, "merry-go-rounds" and the usual blare of brass instruments arising from all parts of the fairground.

Cambridge Chronicle Fri 27 June 1884 p4: Serious Fire at the fair. Yesterday evening about 10 o'clock a man named George Hills of Linton, in the employ of a photographer, was filling up an oil lamp in a photographic booth, whilst it was alight, when some of the burning oil ran over and set fire to his coat. In his efforts to extinguish the fire he went too close to the canvas of the booth, which immediately caught fire and the whole of the canvas of the booth was soon in flames.

Name:  HALL, Harry b:1865 Sydenham Kent  d:
Address: Regent Street Cambridge
Working Dates: c.1891 Cambridge, later in Essex and Yorkshire
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Harry Hall appears in the 1891 census lodging at a house in Regent Street Cambridge, the home of carman and horse keeper Alfred Pearson b: 1856 Horseheath. Harry's occupation was shown as a photographic artist. In 1901 Harry was a photographer based in Newland Street Witham, Essex. He had married Emily Maude Hall, b: 1866 Salisbury and their two children were Gilbert Wigg b:1894 Colchester and Margorie May b: 1898 Witham. By 1911 Harry and family had moved to Keighley Yorkshire. Harry was still a photographer, employing others and living at 59 Cliffe Street. His son Gilbert Wigg Hall was an apprentice photographer.
References: England Census 1891-1911

Name:  HALL, Roy Howlett. b:1890 Yoxford Suffolk  d:1981
Address: Town Street, Upwell
Working Dates: c.1911
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1911 census Roy Hall gave his occupation as a photographer working on his own account from his home at Town Street Upwell. He was living there with his mother, Lily Hall b: 1863 Saxmundham, widow and dressmaker, and his two sisters. According to the 1901 census, when the family lived at Kirkley Suffolk, Roy's father, Frederick C Hall, b:1854 Yoxford Suffolk, was a watch maker, working from home on his own account. According to Kelly's Cambridgeshire Directory of 1916 there were either two Roy Halls in Upwell, or a single person with two unrelated occupations. Roy Hall was listed as a cycle agent and dealer and also a fruit grower. In the 1921 Census Roy was living with his wife Louisa and young son at Town Street Upwell and his occupation was lorry driver working for R W Hall, farmer. According to the 1939 register, Roy was still living at Town Street Upwell, with his wife, Louisa b.1894 and son Bertram b.1919. In 1939 Roy gave his occupation as a petrol filling station master and his son was a drawing Office Apprentice (electric).

We are most grateful to family member John Wick for the following personal account of his ancestor. "Roy Hall was my great uncle, the brother of my grandfather. He was the third of four sons of Charles Hall; my Grandfather was the oldest and Roy had two sisters. As a young man, Roy had a cycle business. Below is a photograph of him standing outside his shop in Upwell. I believe the photograph was taken by Roy's mother. Roy then ventured into motor repairs and sold petrol to motorists in cans. He then had the first petrol pumps, hand pumps, and tanks installed in front of his garage near the Baptist Chapel. He built a kind of bungalow on the banks of the river beside the garage. His wife’s name was Louie and his son's name was Bertram. Bertram was quite influential in his job as a designer at Hotpoint in Peterborough and lived in Wisbech for most of his life. Roy also bought kits for valve radios, assembled these and sold them around the area. He supplied fuel to the local lorry operatives who took daily loads up to the flower, fruit and vegetable markets in London. He was let down financially by some wealthy people in the area. He retired, I think, in the late 1940s or early 1950s and moved first to Wootton, near Kings Lynn, then to Oulton Broad, and finally back to Wisbech, the childhood home of his wife. Roy's time as a photographer may have been short-lived; I was not aware of it. The only connection with photography that I can recall being mentioned was that he took 9mm cine films. I never saw them, but my late parents did".

References: 1901 and 1911 England Census, Kelly's Directory Cambs 1916. 1939 register

Roy Hall outside his premises in Upwell - the sign boars suggests that he was at this point a cycle maker and motor repairer.

HAMBLIN, Edward Townsend - see BALL, William

Name: HAMMANS, Roy b: 1950
Address: Cambridge originally, currently living in Suffolk.
Working Dates: 1970s onwards, now retired.
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:  Previously ran art2science Ltd, a company specialising in services to scientific research & academia and one of the few firms in the UK maintaining a traditional photo-darkroom alongside digital work. They undertook archival silver-based printing of black & white photographs for private clients and galleries and also restored old photographs. After studying photography at the University of East London in the 1960s, Roy now has over fifty years experience in photographic, design and visual communication work. His previous employers were University of Cambridge 1970-84 and Merck Sharp & Dohme 1984 - 2005.
Roy was one of the original founders and Directors of The Cambridge Darkroom, along with Brian Human, Mark Lumley & Pavel Buchler. It was an innovative community gallery and photographic workshop in Cambridge and the only one of its kind in the Eastern Region. He has a long term interest in urban and architectural photography and took an important series of photographs of the Kite Area in Cambridge in the 1980s before much of it was destroyed by the building of the Grafton Centre. Roy runs an excellent web site and blog on Photography, Photographers and Photographic Ephemera, called The Golden Fleece, http://the-golden-fleece.co.uk .
References:-  Biographical info: http://the-golden-fleece.co.uk/wp/influences-intro/ and details of the Kite area photographs here https://the-golden-fleece.co.uk/wp/kite-area-cambridge/
Roy also has a site on chemical-based photography at www.real-photographs.co.uk . See also our entry for The Cambridge Darkroom

Name: HAMMOND, Denis Alan b:1926 d: 2006
Address: 9 Norwich Road, Wisbech 1947 to 1967: 42A Market Place, Wisbech 1959-1967: 39 Market Place, Wisbech 1967 to 1987: 16 Market Street 1987-2004. Also had a photographic and fancy goods shop in March Cambs.
Working Dates: c.1946 - 2004
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: (We are most grateful to Betty Reeve, who worked with Denis Hammond from 1959 to 2004, for most of the material in this entry. Other contributors are Andy Ketley and Garry Monger.)

Denis Hammond was born at 17 Railway Road Wisbech and was educated at Wisbech Grammar School. On leaving school he worked as a reporter for the Wisbech Standard and would cycle miles to get a story for the local newspaper. It was through his journalistic work that he became interested in photography. Andy Ketley recalls hearing from his parents the story of Denis, in his late teens, walking along Post Office Lane on a windy day when he was seriously injured by a slate blown from the roof of a building. So serious were his injuries that he required the insertion of a metal plate over his damaged skull. After his recovery he started a small business going round taking photographs. He would then go home to Railway Road and process the films. In 1947, when Denis received compensation from his accident, he bought 9 Norwich Road from a family by the name of Pattrick (No connection with Pattrick's the butchers which was next door). In Sept. 1948 Denis married Bridget Coates, the daughter of Ken & Hilda Coates, who ran the Blackhorse Public House, Elm Road, Wisbech. After their marriage Denis & Bridget went into business together as photographers and suppliers of cameras, film and photographic accessories and lived in the flat above their shop until 1958, when they moved home to 157 Norwich Road.

Whilst running the business from 9 Norwich Road, Denis would go out taking commercial photographs and photographing weddings. He also did portrait photographs in a studio at the back of the shop. He would then process and print the films in the basement of the shop and all the finishing work, included mounting and hand colour tinting, would be done in his kitchen. Denis also sold cameras, films, darkroom equipment and all photographic accessories. When Betty started to work for Denis in 1959 they would do processing & printing of customers black & white films and on average did about 100 films a week in the summer time. Then in April 1959 Denis rented another shop at 42a Market Place Wisbech where he sold more higher end photographic items such as single lens reflex cameras, cine cameras and cine and slide projectors

In 1967 the Borough Corporation of Wisbech bought and demolished 9 Norwich road. They had decided to fill in the nearby Wisbech Canal and put a main road along its route to alleviate the traffic passing through the town. Andy Ketley recounts witnesses to the demolition of the shop watching as the roof was removed and when the upper walls broke open, a large cache of cardboard boxes spilled out of the attic, down onto the canal tow path below. The boxes were filled with glass photographic negatives. Betty recalls that all the negatives and glass plates from Denis's earliest work went down with the rubble to help fill in the canal. Denis purchased 39 Market Place and 42a became a gift shop which was run by Bridget Hammond. When the firm moved to 39 Market Place all their black and white darkroom equipment was sold as colour photography was just coming in. From this point films were sent away for processing.

In 1973 Denis bought Mr W.P. Wright's art business which did picture framing and sold art materials, oil paintings and signed prints. Denis also did passports as there was a studio & darkroom upstairs. Denis also bought premises in Falcon Road where he had a framing business. In 1987 when the town council were developing the Horsefair, Denis decided to semi-retire and he bought a smaller shop down Market Street which Betty managed for him until she retired in 2004. At this point after 57 very successful years in business, Denis and Bridget finally retired. Sadly Denis died in May 2006 age 79 and Bridget died age 92 in 2021, leaving a daughter, Melanie, and two granddaughters.

References: Denis A Hammond's 1960s shop at the top of Norwich Rd is illustrated in " Images of Wisbech No 4" by Geoff Hastings and Andy Ketley.
Daily Mirror 28/8/1982 p6, 10/9/1983 p8. (composite national adverts for photographic dealers)
Denis appears in the list of photographers in the "Wisbech Regency Town Book and Information Guide" 1969/70. (Thanks to Garry Monger for this reference).

.Hammond's shop 1960s by Geoff Hastings

Denis Hammond's shop at 9 Norwich Road Wisbech in the 1960s, photo by Geoff Hastings

Hammond's shop at 39 Market Place Wisbech 1967-1986 (Betty Reeve's collaction)

Hammond's shop at 39 Market Place Wisbech 1967-1986 (Betty Reeve's collection)

Hammond's shop at 16 Market Street 1987-2004, (photo from Betty Reeve's collection)

Hammond's shop at 16 Market Street 1987-2004, (photo from Betty Reeve's collection)

Denis Hammond, Betty Reeve and Bridget Hammond (photo from Betty Reeve's collection)

Denis Hammond, Betty Reeve and Bridget Hammond on 31st March 1984.
Denis was presenting Betty (centre) with a Russel Flint signed print to commemorate
25 years service with them (photo from Betty Reeve's collection)

Name: HANKIN, J. b: d:
Address: 18 Rose Crescent, Cambridge
Working Dates: c.1857
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: There is an advertisement in the Cambridge Chronicle on 14th, 21st, 28th February and 7th March 1857 "Photographic Portraits taken by the improved Collodion Process by J.Hankin, 18 Rose Crescent, Cambridge. Prices from two shillings". Hankin may have been a travelling photographer taking on short leases on premises then moving on as custom dwindled. However, no trace has yet been found of this photographer either before or after his appearance in Cambridge. He had certainly left the Rose Crescent address by mid 1859. The Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, Saturday 6 August 1859 p4 contains an advertisement by Joseph Frings announcing the opening of a fancy stationery papier mache etc business at 18 Rose Crescent
References: Cambridge Chronicle 28th Feb 1857

Name: (O') HANLON, Mrs Rachel      b:1857 Tunstall Staffs Née Booth     d: 1931 Stockton Darlington
Address: 40 Westgate, Peterborough
Working Dates: c. 1906
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Rachel Hanlon appears in Kelly's Directory in 1906 as a photographer at 40 Westgate Peterborough. This is believed to be Rachel O'Hanlon b: 1857 Tunstall Staffordshire. In 1891 Rachel was living at Alsager, Cheshire, with her husband William Palliser O'Hanlon (b: 1849 Co Cork Ireland). With them were their three daughters, Minnie (b: 1876 Ipstones Staffs), Adah (b: 1882 Talke Staffs) and Miriam (b:1886 Endon Staffs). Rachel's husband was a physician and surgeon. In 1898 William Palliser O'Hanlon died. By 1901 Rachel was living in Milton Staffordshire, head of household and a boarding house keeper, accompanied by daughters Teresa (b:1882), Miriam (b:1886 Endon Staffs) and Esther (b: 1893). Two young men were boarding with them. By 1911 Rachel was a widow and her occupation was a "photographer", She was working from home on her own account at 108 Norfolk Street, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. With her at that address were: her sister Minnie, (b:1862 at Tunstall Staffs), daughter Esther (b:1893 Tunstall Staffs), daughter Adelaide Tayler (b: 1886 Endon), her husband Charles Tayler and their two children, Norman and Keith Tayler. In addition to Rachel being a photographer, daughter Esther was also a photographer, employed at home by Rachel, and the son in law, Charles Tayler, was a cinematograph proprietor. Presumably at some point around 1905/6 Rachel was living in Peterborough working from 40 Westgate, or had opened a second studio at that address.
References: Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire 1906. Kelly's Directory of Norfolk 1912

Name:  HARDING, Gladys Effie. b:  1905     d:
Address: 150 Gwydir Street, Cambridge
Working Dates: 1921
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1921 Census Gladys is listed living at 150 Gwydir Street, Cambridge, with her parents and older sister. Her occupation is shown as "Photography - touching-up". She was employed by Starr and Rignall at 43 Fitzroy Street, Cambridge.
References: 1921 Census

Name:   HARMSWORTH, William E.L.  b:1902  Kings Heath      d:
Address: 154 Lincoln Road, Peterborough
Working Dates: c.1939
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1921 Census William was living with his parents and sister at 18 Gonville Road, Thornton Heath. He was an apprentice photographer working for Howard M King at George Street Croydon. In the 1939 Register William, a single man, was shown as a "Photographer, camera operator". He was living at the above Peterborough address with two ladies, Catherine E English b:1879 and Catherine Padgett b: 1872. Details of his employer are currently unknown.
References: 1939 Register, 1921 Census

Name:   HARPER, Lesley  b:       d:
Address: 11 Balsham Road, Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire
Working Dates: 1991 - at least 2000
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: The Cambridge Evening News, 19 Sept 1991, reported that photographer Lesley Harper of Classic Photographic of Histon and Fulbourn had just completed a prestigious project producing detailed photographs of a representative US pilot involved in the Desert Storm operation. She took over 400 photographs to be used to produce a bust and other sculptures of the pilot for a number of USAF bases. "Classic Photographic" was described as a firm of portrait and wedding photographers with a modelling studio in France. Lesley appears in the 2000 Cambridge Yellow Pages as a specialist wedding photographer in her own name.
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 2000, Cambridge Evening News, 19 Sept 1991

Name:  HARRIS   b:       d:
Address: Mill Hill Newmarket
Working Dates: c. 1874
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: See below example reverse of carte de visite by H Payne, Mill Hill, Newmarket, indicating that his business predecessor was Harris. No obvious trace in the 1871 Census.
References: No trace in local trade directories.

Reverse of Payne carte de visite

Name:   HARRIS, Frank  b: 1865 Bath Somerset      d:
Address: 226 Cromwell Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Working Dates: c.1891
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In 1891 Frank Harris is listed as a photographic artist, living at 226 Cromwell Road, Peterborough with his family. His family comprised his wife Kate, b:1866 Tonbridge Kent and children Archibald b:1886 Sevenoaks Kent and Mabel b: 1889 Lewes, Kent. By 1901 Frank had changed his profession and moved with his family to Kent. He was an umbrella manufacturer living at 126 High Street, Tonbridge Kent.
References: England census 1891, 1901, 1911

Name: HARRIS, Moses b. 1833, d. 1894
Address: Green End Cottages, Gamlingay, Cambs, Potton Beds and also possibly travelling to fairs
Working Dates: c. 1861
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: A single carte de visite by Harris was offered for sale on Ebay in July 2021. The carte depicted a lady in crinoline standing beside a square pedestal. The background was plain with a dark curtain to one side and there was a diamond pattern on the floor. The mount had square corners and a ribbon and scroll design, the ribbon bearing the legend "M Harris, Photographer, Gamlingay Cambs". Above the scroll was a standing deer or stag. The carte appeared to be from the 1860s. Moses Harris was born at Gamlingay around 1833, the son of William Harris, b Histon 1797, a sieve and basket maker and Mary Harris, b. Ireland 1798, a hawker. In the 1841 Census return for Stanstead Abbots Hertfordshire, William and Mary Harris and 8 children are listed at the end of the return as "Traveling strangers to Stanstead fair held this day June 7th 1841". William's occupation was at that point given as a labourer. Moses then appears with his parents and three sisters at Green End Cottages Gamlingay in the 1851 census. His occupation was shown as a sievemaker. In the 1861 census Moses, then married to Esther Shaw from Baldock Herts, and with a five year old child, appeared in the 1861 census at Potton Bedfordshire. The family was the last entered in the Potton census return and their entry had been crossed out. Possibly they had moved by census day, and might even have been traveling van dwellers at the time, as they were not shown at any particular address in Potton. Moses' occupation was shown as a "photographic artist". Further confirmation of Moses' occupation at that time can be found in a report in the Bedfordshire Mercury, Saturday 20 April 1861 p4 on a felony case at Biggleswade Petty Sessions. Thomas Emery, a labourer from Potton, was charged with stealing from a van two shirts, one blanket and a counterpane, value 5s, on April 11th, the property of Moses Harris, photographic artist. Emery was committed for a month's hard labour and 4 years to a reformatory. Moses' parents in 1861 were in a caravan at Chipping Barnet Herts, and William's occupation was shown as "Basket maker, attends fairs". Moses' photographic career may have been relatively short or combined with general hawking and other activities. The Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, Saturday 16 April 1864 p8, reported on cases heard at Biggleswade Petty Sessions on 13 April. William Harris, hawker of Potton, Moses Harris, hawker, and five other hawkers, were charged with unlawfully pitching tents and stalls on the road on 29th March. All were acquitted. The Cambridge Independent Press, Saturday 21 July 1866 p7, reported on the Sandy Feast stating "The number of stalls, booths etc were not nearly so many this year as heretofore. Harris's photographic salon and riding circus, worked by steam were the principal attractions in the feast, two minor shows, two swings, one dancing booth, one shooting gallery and a few gingerbread and two toy stalls were all that could be numbered". The Cambridge Chronicle of 27 July 1867 reported on a case of the theft of a pistol, property of Moses Harris at the Cambridge Midsummer Fair. Newspaper reports of the case refer to Harris as a photographer, but the pistol was stolen from his shooting gallery. This suggests that Moses may have simultaneously run a number of different fairground attractions. By the 1871 census Moses' occupation was "Sieve and basket maker". Moses was at Green End Gamlingay and he and Esther had 7 children, ages 17 years to 1 month: the two oldest had been born in Newport Essex, the others in Gamlingay. In the 1881 census Moses, his wife and six children, plus a servant, were in a caravan at Cold Bath Field, Hertford St Andrew and his occupation was a "travelling hawker". When he died in 1894 at Warboys, Hunts, Moses was described as a traveller of Gamlingay Cambs and probate was granted to Henry Thurston, steam circus proprietor.

Name: HARRISON, b: d:
Address: 5 Chesterton Road, Cambridge
Working dates: c.1860s
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: At the present time all that is known of this photographer comes from the chance survival of two of his / her cartes de visite, depicted below. These appear to date from the 1860s - the mounts have square corners, and carry a simple belt design with the photographer's surname, the address at 5 Chesterton Road Cambridge and a negative no. The first example of a middle aged lady is badly faded and has been carelessly stuck upside down on the mount. The second example of a child has not aged well with faded facial features. The address at 5 Chesterton Road was that of photographers Nichols Brothers between 1865 and 1868. Frances Nichols, wife of John Nichols was at this address in 1861 when she was a lodging house keeper. Frances' husband, John Nichols, died in 1865 and by 1869 she appeared in the Kelly's Directory as a photographer at 5 Chesterton Road. In the 1871 census, when she was 66 years of age, her occupation was shown as a photographer. An additional complication is that Litchfield and Simpson also operated from this address, dates currently unknown. There is nobody with the surname Harrison at the address in the census returns of 1861 or 1871. Harrison may have been an employee of Frances Nichols, he could have been an occupant of 5 Chesterton Road before Frances moved there, or he could have been a lodger there who got Frances into the photographic business. Hopefully more information will come to light in due course enabling this photographer to be identified.

Carte de visite, Harrison, CambridgeReverse of Harrison carte de visite, Cambridge

carte de visite of unknown boy, by Harrison of 5 Chesterton Road Cambridge

Name: HARRY, Edith Mary b:1880 Oxwich, Gower, Glamorganshire d:
Address: 16 Milton Road, Cambridge 1901, 23 Collier Road, Cambridge 1911
Working dates: c.1901 - 1911
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1901 Census Edith was shown as a photographer's assistant, living at 16 Milton Road Cambridge, stepdaughter to the head of the household. In the 1911 census Edith was again shown as a photographer's assistant, at 23 Collier Road Cambridge, the home of the Irons family - She was the step daughter of George Irons, b: 1851 Swaffham Prior Cambs, a butler and daughter of Mary Ann Irons b:1852 Dartmouth.

Name: HARVEY, Richard b:1868 d:
Address: Strathmore, Downham, near Ely Cambs
Working dates: pre 1939
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: The 1939 Register lists Richard as a retired photographer, at the above address. At the same address was Julia Harvey b:1871.
References: 1939 Register

Name: HASDELL, Betty Frances. Née Doone b:1918 d:2006
Address: 77 Willsden Avenue, Peterborough
Working dates: c. 1939
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Betty was shown in the 1939 Register at the above address with her parents, Henry F Doone b:1889 and Ruby M Doone b:1892. Also living there was brother Richard E Doone b: 1920. Betty was shown as a commercial photographer, seeking work. In 1940 she married Eric H Hasdall. Her employment history as a photographer is currently unknown. In 2002 Betty and Eric were still in Peterborough at 8 Ivy Grove.

Name: HASELDINE, George Frederick b:1858 Wansford d:1939 Peterborough
Address: Wansford, near Peterborough
Working dates: c. 1906
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: The only hint we have that George Frederick Haseldine was a photographer comes from a single copyright submission he made to Stationers' Hall in 1906. He does not appear in local directories as a photographer, nor is photography shown as his main occupation in any census returns. At best therefore photography was a secondary occupation for George and time will tell whether any examples of his work come to light. In 1891 George was a clerk, living with his parents, at the Wansford Post Office where his father, Thomas Haseldine, was the postmaster. In 1892 George married Emma Smith, b:1857 at Wansford, a farmer's daughter. By 1901 George and Emma had a three year old daughter, Dorothy, and the family were still living in Wansford, with George employed as a post office clerk. On 13th November 1906 George submitted to Stationers' Hall for copyright purposes a photograph he had taken of the exterior of Water Newton Church, Huntingdonshire: Copyright owner of work: George Frederick Haseldine, Wansford, Northamptonshire. Copyright author of work: George Frederick Haseldine, Wansford, Northamptonshire. Form completed: 13 November 1906. In 1911 George, Emma and daughter Dorothy were still living in Wansford, but George's occupation was a rate collector and the Secretary of the Odd Fellows Friendly Society.
References: TNA COPY 1/503/409

Name:  HASTINGS, Geoffrey George b: 14 January 1926 Edmonton  d: 25 September 2005
Address: Opportune Rd, Wisbech
Working Dates:  1950s -1970s.
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:  Geoff Hastings, son of an LNER engine driver, worked in March before he married Mabel White in 1950. He then lived and worked in Wisbech. Geoff was to become one of the most important photographers in the North of the County, leaving behind a rich archive of images of the changing urban landscape of Wisbech and the surrounding area. His story is recounted below by local historian Andy Ketley. We are most grateful to Andy for permission to use this text and the accompanying images below.

"Geoff Hastings – The Photographer of Wisbech in the 1960s

Geoff Hastings had an eye for detail, but probably never more so than when he was employed as an inspector for the Air Ministry during the war. Although working locally he was the holder of an AID (Air Inspectorate Dept.) stamp, the keeper of which was authorised to pass aircraft components as fit for purpose within the stringent quality control scheme of aircraft manufacturing.

That eye for detail continued to affect the way he did things after the war, whether in his job at Cambridgeshire Motors on Elm Road or in his beloved hobby of photography. He worked almost exclusively with black and white 35 mm film and recorded his family and their surroundings in the same way that most of us did at that time. Naturally, he did all his own developing and processing.

The difference with Geoff was that he was intelligent enough to realise that his surroundings had a very limited life-span.

Wisbech is a very old town and has seen many changes over its years but perhaps none more-so than the building boom of the 1830s through to the 1840s. John Wood’s map of Wisbech dated 1830 appears very similar to maps from the 1950s. The difference is that, although they record the same streets, the buildings along them changed drastically, beginning in the 1830s. Many of the more commercial buildings (the pubs and the warehouses) survived the levelling but the ordinary houses took the brunt of the remodelling. Up sprang street after street of new terraced houses for the workers at the railways, the docks and the many associated trades that relied upon those changing times.

It was in these houses that the vast majority of the ordinary Wisbech folk lived during those difficult years following the Second World War. Great Britain, financially, was on its knees and the average family was pleased to have a basic home, albeit with an outside loo and only a coal fire to heat the place.

Geoff heard rumours that the dried-up canal was going to be the site of a new dual carriageway road to relieve the town of traffic entering Wisbech from the south. The plans included a new bridge over the river near the police station and a large roundabout on the east side of the river adjacent to it. Most of the buildings on the Horse Fair had already gone and Geoff lamented the fact that he hadn’t had chance to record them. He decided that he wouldn’t miss the opportunity this time.

For the next several years, odd lunchtimes, evenings and weekends, Geoff would cycle round the locality, taking photographs of any street or building that he thought might soon be gone. He even ventured out to the surrounding villages when his friend, Ivor Pollington, could spare the time to give him a lift. Eventually his collection of images numbered in excess of three thousand.

I was fortunate enough to have been introduced to Geoff a few years before he died. I often visited him and his wife Mabel and we would talk about his pen and ink drawings made from many of the photographs he took. I once asked what happened to the photographs as I had only ever seen his drawings. It transpired that their house in Opportune Road had been badly flooded in the 1978 inundation. Geoff told me that all his work had been destroyed and when they returned to the house after the flood the remnants of his ruined collection littered the rooms. He had been heart-broken and I was asked not to mention it again.

Following Mabel’s death a few years later, their son, Peter, knocked on my door and told me that they had been clearing the family house when they stumbled upon an old shoe-box. He had brought it with him and handed it to me saying that the family wanted me to have it. When I opened it, there were Geoff’s three thousand plus negatives, all neatly bundled and numbered. They had been found at the back of a high cupboard behind other articles and it may well be that their whereabouts had been forgotten.

I have since digitised the collection which records the majority of the lost streets and houses of Wisbech. Realising the vulnerability of just one caretaker of the collection, I provided a digitised copy to the Wisbech & Fenland Museum. I’m sure that Geoff could imagine their historic value but as the years roll by and fewer of us remember the ‘old town’, it will be left to the images alone to tell the story."

Recently discovered is the postcard shown below of St Peter's Gardens, Wisbech - a black and white real photograph by Lawrence and Hastings. This could be from the 1950s / 60s and so there is a possibility that Geoff Hastings may have published some of his photos in postcard form in partnership with someone called Lawrence. Any suggestions as to the identity of Lawrence, or of the Lawrence and Hastings partnership would be much appreciated.

References: The Fens, Wisbech Issue 21 December 2019, p18, “Digging Up The Past, Fenland Photographers” by Garry Monger.
A series of books based around the photos of Geoff Hastings is being produced for the Wisbech and Fenland Museum: “Images of Wisbech” by Geoff Hastings and Andy Ketley, “Images of Wisbech No 2” by Geoff Hastings and Andy Ketley (and No 3 currently in preparation).
A number of Geoff Hastings' pen and ink sketches of Wisbech can be found on the Wisbech pages of the Cambridgeshire Community Archive Network.

To purchase copies of Images of Wisbech 1, 2, featuring the photos of Geoff Hastings, or for other access to the collection, contact Wisbech and Fenland Museum info@wisbechmuseum.org.uk The price of volumes one and two together, including UK postage, is £12. Volume 3 will be available shortly (written Jan 2020)

Bottom of Russell Street, Wisbech from a 35mm negative by Geoff Hastings

Bottom of Russell Street, Wisbech from a 35mm negative by Geoff Hastings

Tate's shop, Agenoria Street Wisbech from a 35mm negative by Geoff Hastings

Tate's shop, Agenoria Street Wisbech from a 35mm negative by Geoff Hastings

The last remnant of Trafalgar Row Wisbech from a 35mm negative by Geoff Hastings

The last remnant of Trafalgar Row Wisbech from a 35mm negative by Geoff Hastings

Black and white real photo postcard of St Peter's Gardens Wisbech, by Lawrence and Hastings. Could this be a Geoff Hastings photograph?

Black and white real photo postcard of St Peter's Gardens Wisbech, by Lawrence and Hastings. Could this be a Geoff Hastings photograph?

Name:  HASTINGS, Perry  b:       d:
Address:  2 Felton Street, Cambridge in 1985, by 1990 and at least until 2000 at 22 Derby Road, where Edward Leigh had his custom built studio.
Working Dates: 1984 – still in business in 2016
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 1985, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2000, http://www.perryhastings.co.uk  

Name:  HAWKINS, Peter b:       d:
Address: 119 Mill Road, Cambridge
Working Dates: c.1982
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 1982

Name: HAYCRAFT, Dona   b:       d:
Address:  52 Covent Garden, Cambridge
Working Dates: 1967 and still in business in 2016
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: photo library and general commercial photography. Dona was reported as having started her career with the horticultural magazine, "The Grower". She came to Cambridge around 1967 and became well known as a freelance photographer specialising in photographing children at playgroups and their homes. The Cambridge Evening News 14 June 1991 reported that Dona Haycraft was exhibiting some striking cityscapes at The Gallery, Fen Ditton.
References: Cambridge Yellow Pages 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, http://www.donahaycraftphotography.co.uk/ Cambridge Evening News 14 June 1991. B.W. 31 May 1990

HAYDON - see BRADLEY, William

Name: HAYES, Evelyn b: 1898 Isle of Wight d:
Address: 58 Ouse Walk, Huntingdon
Working Dates: c.1921
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1921 census Evelyn was boarding at Ouse Walk Huntingdon. She was a photographer working for Huntingdon photographer E.S.Whitney, High Street, Huntingdon.
References: 1921 Census

Name: HAYLES, William Henry   b: 1868 Cambridge      d:1945
Address:  9A Union Road, Cambridge
Working Dates: 1891- 1930s
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: William Henry Hayles was the son of a carpenter/builder of the same name and in 1881 the family lived at 9A Union Road, Cambridge. By 1891 a lot had changed and William Henry had married (Alice Hayles b: 1872 Seaview, Isle of Wight), was living at 38 Blenheim Gardens Willesden and was a photographer and an employer. Ten years later in 1901 he was back at 9A Union Road, Cambridge, described as single and an electrician, working as an employee. Ten years later in 1911 he was still at the same address, single, but working for the University of Cambridge as a lecture assistant in the Physics Laboratory. There are a number of indications that he was practicing photography, either as a serious amateur or as a secondary occupation, in Cambridge, both before and after his work as a professional in Willesden. W H Hayles was an active organiser of the first Cambridge Camera Club – he was their lantern slide projector owner and operator, (Cambridge Independent Press 6 Sept 1890 p8). At the Club in June 1891 he won a certificate for his lantern slides, (Cambridge Independent Press 27 June 1891 p8). The Cambridge Chronicle 9 November 1891 records the award of a photographic prize. In 1898 W H Hayles was the Secretary of the YMCA Camera Club in Cambridge, (Cambridge Independent Press 21 Oct 1898 p7). The Seventh Annual New Museums Club Outing took place in June 1899 and the participants were photographed by Mr Hayles on their way to Norwich (Cambridge Daily News 29 June 1899 P2). Hayles was on the local organising committee for the national 1902 Photographic Convention of the United Kingdom. Hayles was involved in the management of the Cambridge and District Photographic Society after its formation in 1904. He was elected their lanternist (Cambridge Independent Press 1 July 1904 p8) and was a prize winner at their Annual Exhibition (Cambridge Independent Press, 3 Nov 1905 p 5). In 1916 Hayles gave a lantern lecture to the Cambridge and District Photographic Society on “Charcoal burning” and “Coal mining” (Society minutes 23 May 1916). At the 2016 exhibition "Hide and Seek - Looking for Children in the Past" at the Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, a slide exhibition of children playing games included a slide of "May Garlands", with children holding garlands of flowers, dated 1904 and bearing the label "W.H.Hayles Maker, Cambridge". There are two submissions of William's work to Stationers' Hall for copyright purposes. These were:
1) Photograph of Professor J J Thomson in the laboratory. Form completed: 16 May 1904.TNA COPY 1/473/238 and
2) Photograph of the new 'Agriculture' building of Cambridge University. Form completed: 22 April 1910. COPY 1/544/192.
A number of William's photographs are held on deposit in the Cambridgeshire Collection and he is recorded in the Cambridge Antiquarian Society Photographic Record Donors 1932.
www.maa.cam.ac.uk. Mike Petty, Eye on the Past, Cambridge Weekly News 13/11/1991.

Name: HAYLETT, Daisy b: 1905, Ely, Cambridgeshire d:
Address: Back Hill, Ely, Cambridgeshire
Working Dates: c.1921
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1921 census Daisy, daughter of a mineral water maker, was living with her parents at Back Hill Ely. She was an assistant photographer working for Ely photographer Tom Bolton.
References: 1921 Census

Name:  HAYLOCK, Edward Charles  b: 1846 March, Cambs    d: 1921
Address: High Street March
Working Dates: 1871-1920
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In 1871 Edward was a "stationer and music teacher" in High Street March, the son of a cabinet maker. In 1881 he was in the same location an "organist and stationer", in 1891 "teacher of music, bookseller and stationer". In 1901 He was a "bookseller, stationer and music teacher", two of his sons, Albert Edward and Arthur, assisting in the business and a third son, Ernest, was a printer. In the 1911 census, EC Haylock is shown as "bookseller, stationer and dealer in fancy goods" at 4 High Street March Cambs, living with his wife Sarah Ann (b:1846 Holbeach Lincs) and daughter Edith Mary (b:1884 March). He published local postcards - actual photographer not known.
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992
E.C.Haylock is included in a "Directory of Cambridgeshire Postcard Publishers/photographers noted before 1914" by Michael Rouse in "Cambridge in Early Postcards", Oleander Press 1978.

Name:  HAYNES and GREEN (Frederick Haynes and William Green of Long Row Nottingham)
Address: Park Road, Peterborough
Working Dates: c.1885
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: No trace has been found of this firm in local Peterborough directories. Their operation in Peterborough is demonstrated by the cartes de visite below. The first is marked in manuscript as a studio portrait of "Jack Rowe, Champion Cyclist": a very athletic looking young man standing holding a lightweight (for the period) bicycle. The rear of the carte, printed by Marion & Co, Paris, simply states "Haynes and Green, Photographers, Park Road, Peterboro" - it is from negative no 931. (Simon Shirley Collection) c.1880s? The second carte de visite of a young man with floral buttonhole is of identical format, but lacks a negative number. The Marion code reads: "Marion. Imp. Paris."_._ (author's collection). The third carte de visite, cropped top and bottom to fit in an album, shows that this Peterborough firm was in fact the Nottingham photographic partnership of Frederick Haynes and William Green,17 Long Row Nottingham, which had also taken over the local Peterborough studio of Walter Beales. This third carte (author's collection) is of a lady with curly hair with baby, with, in manuscript on the reverse, the legend "Mrs Percy when she was six months old".

Below is the notice from the London Gazette of 24th September 1886 dissolving the Haynes and Green partnership - the business then to be continued by William Green. Perhaps the expansion of the firm into Peterborough stretched them too far. The 1881 census does not show the address of 17 Long Row as a photographers, so the firm may only have existed after April 1881 and before July 1886. The partnership advertised regularly in the Nottingham Evening Post between 15th May 1884 and 29th November 1884, proclaiming that "The Best and cheapest portraits can be obtained at Haynes and Green's photographers 17 Long Row Nottingham".

The following are probably the partners concerned - a powerful combination of an experienced portrait painter and a photographer.

Frederick Haynes was the son of Frederick Haynes a portrait painter (b:1832 at Carrington Nottingham). In 1861 Frederick (senior) and his family were resident at Carrington Street, Nottingham. Frederick (senior) was married to Mary Jane Haynes (b:1839 Newstead Notts). Their children were Frederick (Junior) (b:1859 Chillwell Notts), and Alice (b:1861 Notts). They had a live-in servant, Anna Royce. In 1871 Frederick (senior) and his family were living at Washingborough Lincolnshire. The family had grown with the addition of Elleanor (b:1865 Nottingham), Horace (b:1867 Lincoln) and Charles Dickson (b:1870 Washingborough Lincs). The family had a general servant, Alice Bands (b:1850, Lincolnshire). By 1881 Frederick (Senior) was a widower living in Basford, Notts. Frederick Haynes (Junior) was living with his younger brother, Horace, at 79 Caroline Street, Nottingham. Frederick (Junior) was also shown in 1881 as a "portrait painter". After the end of the partnership with William Green, in 1891 Frederick Haynes Jnr was working in photography as a colourist and enlarger, he was living at 8 Lichfield Road, Mile End, London with his wife Emily Ruth Haynes b:1862 at Bicken Lincs.

In 1901 Frederick Haynes was living at Lewisham where his occupation was shown as a "photographic enlarger" and an employer of others. Living with Frederick and his wife Emily was a boarder, Howard Hill, b: 1879 at Kentish Town, who was employed as a "photographic enlarger", presumably by Frederick. In 1911 Frederick was still a photographic colourist, an employer, working from his home at 12 Hawstead Road Catford with wife Emily and an adopted daughter, Olive Constant Lee (b:1904 Lewisham). Frederick died in Lewisham in 1912.

William Green was born in Basford Notts in 1850. In the 1871 census he was living in Maude Street, Canning Town, with his wife Elizabeth and working as a labourer in India Rubber. By 1881 William was living in Nottingham at 7 Sherwin Street. He was a "commercial traveler in photography". Living with the family was an apprentice photographer, Christie Ventham (b:1864 at Canning Town). By 1891 William had moved to Camberwell. He was then described as a "photographic operator", his daughter Rosetta (b:1875 Canning Town) was his "photographic Assistant". By 1901 William was at St Johns Hill Battersea - a photographer working from home. Three of his daughters were described as "photographers assistants" working from home. The daughters were: Ada Elizabeth (b:1873 Canning Town), Gertrude Maria (b:1879 Basford Notts) and Ethel Beatrice (b:1882 Basford Notts). William died in 1920.

No trace has yet been found of this firm in local trade directories.

Carte de visite by Haynes and Green of cyclist Jack RoweReverse of Haynes and Green Carte de visite

Haynes and Green Carte de visiteReverse of Haynes and Green carte de visite

Carte de visite Haynes & GreenReverse of Haynes and Green Carte

Notice dissolving the partnership of Haynes and Green

Name:  HAYNES, James Lawrence (Laurie) b:1872 Cambridge d:1963
Address: 90 Norfolk Street Cambridge, 82 Hills Road Cambridge
Working Dates: c.1914 – 1940s

Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: Laurie "Hummer" Haynes ran the Post Office & grocer's shop at the corner of Norfolk and St Matthews Streets Cambridge. His father, Moses, had started the business when Norfolk Street was built in the 1880s. In the 1901 Census Laurie was shown as a grocer, a shopkeeper and employer, at 90 Norfolk Street, where he lived with his wife Annie and daughter Dorothea Olive. The family had a live-in 14 year old servant. In the 1911 Census Laurie, his wife Annie and three daughters, Olive, Rita and Jean, were listed at 90 Norfolk Street Cambridge where Laurie was then the sub-postmaster and grocer. Kelly’s Directory shows Laurie as the sub postmaster in 1935/6 but he retired in his early sixties and his shop was taken over by the Co-op. By 1939 he had set up home at 82 Hills Road, near the top of Bateman Street in a house rented from Gonville and Caius College.

Laurie’s grandson, Francis Hookham, remembers him as a serious minded individual with great attention to detail. His record keeping in his business was phenomenal, to the extent that he could quote the price paid years earlier for any item of stock. He was prudent and even saved, and re-cycled his bus tickets. The neatness of his shop is also testimony to a man who liked order and had a good eye for display. His careful management and record keeping meant that his business was profitable, as evinced by his ability to enjoy a few of the luxuries in life; the odd trip to London for a Turkish bath and a small cabin cruiser, “Homely”, on the River Cam.

Laurie’s love of photography probably started around 1910, the date of his earliest surviving images. He joined the Cambridge and District Photographic Society in February 1916. His Grandson believes that Laurie took photographs mainly for his own pleasure and interest and for his family and not for any commercial purposes and indeed no prints have come to light on mounts advertising Laurie’s name. Laurie had a good eye for detail and was a careful and precise technician. A number of his photographs appear in the illustrations index of the Cambridgeshire Collection and they also hold 119 of his negatives. His chosen subjects were his family and the immediate surroundings in or near Cambridge, local mills, river scenes, and anything unusual which caught his interest. In his retirement Laurie was able to devote more time to his photographic interests, converting one of the basement rooms at 82 Hills Road into a darkroom.

Below are three of Laurie’s photographs, all scanned from his negatives which are now in the Cambridgeshire Collection and are reproduced with their permission. The first is a self portrait showing Laurie behind the counter in his Norfolk Street shop around 1910 (catalogue P.HAY.K1). Next is an interior shot, probably from Grantchester Mill – a very well handled and atmospheric interior taken in low light, even the lettering on the Great Eastern Railway Co sacks in the background is readable. The third image, full of detail and razor sharp, is of Romany Gypsies camped on Midsummer Common, Cambridge.

References: Mike Petty, An Eye On The Past Cambridge Weekly News 20 Nov1991, personal recollections of Laurie’s grandson Francis Hookham.

Laurie Haynes behind the counter of his shop c.1910 

Interion Grantchester Mill

Gypsies camped in Cambridge

Name:  HAZELDINE,  Charles  Henry  Boswell           b:       d:
Address: London Road Chatteris
Working Dates: c.1892
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information:
References: Mike Petty, The Photographers, (a handlist of local photographers), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collection, 1992. The Kelly's directory entry of 1892 shows CHB Hazeldene as a photographer in Chatteris - there is no trace of such a person listed in the census returns for England. There was also in 1892 in London Road Chatteris a Charles Hazeldine, castrator and baker, the entry preceding that of CHB Hazeldine - could this possibly be a misprint in the directory of some sort?
Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1892

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