68 New Walk, Leicester

            KL 1912, WRLR 1914, KL 1916




Heathcote gives a detailed account of his career. Formerly a book-keeper and a coal merchant, Eastham took up photography by 1845, operating initially in various Lancashire towns, before making excursions further afield. After a purpose-built ‘Temple of Arts’ studio in Blackpool ended in bankruptcy in 1854, he set up in business in Leicester. His studio at 26 Gallowtree Gate was in operation from March to July 1855. His later career included periods in Yorkshire and London, before he settled in Manchester, where he continued into the 1880s.


EDWARDS, William B


            2 Moat Road, Leicester

            WRLE 1899


            1 Moat Road, Leicester

            WRLR 1903, KL 1904


KL 1904 expands the address to ‘1 Moat Road, Evington, Leicester’.




            139 Belgrave Gate, Leicester

            KL 1991


ESAU, James


            2 New Walk, Leicester

            KL 1904




            Baxtergate, Loughborough

            WL 1863




            80 Humberstone Road, Leicester

            WRLR 1894




See entry for J Paterson, who apparently (according to BEL 1902) succeeded Field at (presumably) 108 Humberstone Road, Leicester.


FINK, Mrs Harriett


            69 High Street, Leicester

            WL 1877


See also Mrs Jane Fink, below.


FINK, Isaac Thomas


            69 High Street, Leicester

DL 1861, SL 1862, HL 1870, BAL 1875, CG 1875, KL 1876


‘Toy dealer and photographer’ in DL 1861. Fink is also listed as a picture frame maker in HL 1870. See also ‘Isaac Kirk’.


FINK, Mrs Jane


            69 High Street, Leicester

            WRLR 1878


But the street directory and commercial directory sections of WRLR 1878 both list Mrs Harriet Fink, photographer, at this address.




            69 High Street, Leicester

            BUL 1867


‘Fink’s’ seems more likely.




Photographer, bookseller and stationer of 18 Granby Street, Leicester, who advertised his 'newly erected Glass Room' and his collodion portraits in The Leicester Chronicle, 12th September 1857.




13 Rutland Street, Leicester. She advertised her 'Photographic Likenesses' (with the heading: 'To Ladies!') in the 'Leicestershire Mercury' during the summer and autumn of 1856.


FISH, Robert Russell


            13 Rutland Street, Leicester

DL 1861, SL 1862, WL 1863, KL 1864, WMD 1864, BUL 1867, HL 1870, LTP 1870, BAL 1875, CG 1875


FISH, Ward Robert


Acted as assistant to his father, Robert Russell Fish (above) in the studio in Rutland Street, Leicester. The 'Leicester Journal' of 20th April 1866 reported his suicide.




            50 London Road, Leicester

            KL 1916


FISHER, Sydney H


            50 London Road, Leicester

WRLR 1911, KL 1912, WRLR 1914


FISHER, William


            Church Street, Loughborough

            DL 1861


            Church Gate, Loughborough

            WMD 1864


‘Painter, gilder & photographer’ in DL 1861.


FOX, John Henry


            4 Friar Lane, Leicester

            WRLE 1887/8, WRLR 1889/90, KL 1891


‘Thos Kemp, manager, … and at London & Birmingham’ (WRLE 1887/8). ‘(T Kemp)’ (WRLR 1889/90).


FRANKS, Charles


            High Street, Leicester

            ML 1854


‘Optician & photographer’.




            Market Place, Shepshed

            BEL 1902, WLO 1902


‘Printer, bookseller, stationer & portrait & landscape photographer’ in BEL 1902.


FROST, Robert H


            19 Church Gate, Loughborough

WLO 1887, WRLE 1887/8, BEL 1888, KL 1888, WLO 1888 WRLR 1889/90, KL 1891, WRLE 1892


            24 Baxter Gate, Loughborough

WRLR 1894, KL 1895, KL 1899, WRLE 1899, BEL 1902, KL 1904


‘Photographer & artist’ in BEL 1888. Also a picture frame maker, according to WRLR 1894 & WRLE 1899.


He evidently ran an earlier studio than either of those listed above: his advertisement in WLO 1887 names ‘Forest Road Studio’, which is overprinted with: ‘Removed to 19 Church Gate’.


His entry in Pike (1892) includes: 'Mr Frost's methods are quite on a par with the excellence of his work. He spares no pains in endeavouring to secure a correct likekess and prides himself on his ability to give everyone satisfaction. His charges are not extravagant.... He makes a speciality of cartes de visite, cabinet portraits and hand-painted reproductions, all of which are turned out in an artistic manner. In what is perhaps one of the most difficult branches of photography, viz., the taking of children's likenesses, Mr Frost has made quite a reputation.'


GALE’S Limited


            18 Granby Street, Leicester

            WRLR 1914, KL 1916


GAUNT, George


            20 Granby Street, Leicester

            WRLR 1914


GAUNT, George, & Son


            20 Granby Street, Leicester

            KL 1916




            2 Bishop Street, Melton Mowbray

            KL 1904


GLOBE Distributing Co


            8 Exchange Buildings, 40½ Rutland Street, Leicester

            WRLR 1914




            Belvoir Road, Coalville, Leicester

            KL 1899, KL 1904


            Coalville, Leicester

            WRLE 1899


            Belvoir Street, Coalville, Leicester

            BEL 1902


            42 Belvoir Road, Coalville, Leicester

            KL 1908




            Mill Street, Loughborough

            WMD 1864


GRAVES, Thomas


            47 Crafton Street, Leicester

            WRLE 1880, WRLR 1883/4




            2 Lower Hastings Street, Leicester

            WRLR 1909


GREAVES, William


            Beast Market, Lutterworth

WRLE 1887/8, KL 1888, KL 1891, WRLR 1894


He may be the same William Greaves as appears below. But the two Greaves addresses in KL 1891 and WRLR 1894 are listed separately and without cross-reference.


GREAVES, William


            193 Belgrave Gate, Leicester

KL 1891, WRLE 1892, WRLR 1894, KL 1895, KL 1899, WRLE 1899, BEL 1902, WRLR 1903, KL 1904, WRLR 1906, KL 1908, WRLR 1909, WRLR 1911, KL 1912, WRLR 1914’ KL 1916


See also William Greaves, above. His advertisement in WRLE 1892 refers to the studio as the ‘Excelsior Galleries’ and offers ‘Art Photography in all its branches from cartes-de-visite to life size, including Platinotype Photos. Strict attention paid to outdoor photography. Wedding and family groups on the shortest notice. Every accommodation for dressing. Special terms to professionals. Studio on ground floor.’ BEL 1902 also refers to ‘Excelsior Galleries’.


GREEN, Samuel James


            85 St Saviour’s Road, Leicester

            KL 1891


            Coalville, Leicester

            KL 1895, KL 1899, WRLE 1899, KL 1904


            Owen Street, Coalville

            BEL 1902


GREEN, Samuel James,Vann &


            1 Argyle Street, Leicester

            WRLE 1887/8


            23 Argyle Street, Leicester

            KL 1888


            85 St Saviour’s Road, Leicester

            WRLR 1889/90, WRLE 1892




            20 Vauxhall Street, Leicester

            DL 1861




            2 Arnold Street, Leicester

            WRLR 1883/4


See also Edward Griffiths, below.




            8 Stanley Terrace, Humberstone Road, Leicester

            KL 1881


            2 Arnold Street, Curzon Street, Leicester

WRLE 1887/8, KL 1888, WRLR 1889/90, KL 1891, WRLE 1892, WRLR 1894


            20 Maynard Road, Leicester

            KL 1895


            Holbrook Road, Leicester

WRLR 1903, KL 1904, WRLR 1906, KL 1908, WRLR 1909


            22 Holbrook Road, Leicester

            WRLR 1911


See also Edward Griffith, above. KL 1891 omits ‘Curzon Street’.


GRIFFITHS, James Robert


            38 East Street, Leicester

WRLR 1889/90, WRLE 1892, WRLR 1894, KL 1895


He was in business by 1885, being described as 'artist photographer' in the death notice of his wife, Mary Ann, in 'The Leicester Chronicle', 10th January 1885.



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