McINES, Alex


            107 Belgrave Gate, Leicester

            WRLR 1909


Presumably a mistake for McInnes, below.




            107 Belgrave Gate, Leicester

            WRLR 1911, KL 1912


See also McInes, above.




            46 Fairfield Street, Leicester

            WRLR 1906


MAIN, James


Noted by Aucott as operating in Hallaton in 1876 and 1880.




            26 King Street, Leicester

            WRLE 1887/8


            29 King Street, Leicester

            BEL 1888


            20 King Street, Leicester

            KL 1888


MANN, Henry


            48 Church Gate, Leicester

            KL 1891


MANN, Samuel & Ernest


            Whitwick, Leicester

            WRLE 1899




            Welford Place, Leicester

            WRLR 1906, KL 1908


WRLR 1906 adds: ‘Archibald Hargrave, mgr.’


MARSHALL, Alfred Henry


            54 Belgrave Road, Leicester

            KL 1912, WRLR 1914




            14 Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester

            BUL 1867




            Leicester Road, Wigston

            BEL 1902


MATTHEWS, Miss Helen


            Wigston, Leicester

            WRLE 1899




            69 Belvoir Road, Coalville, Leicester

            KL 1912, KL 1916




An advertisement in The Leicester Journal, 8th February 1856, announces that 'Mr Joseph Merrals, late of Leicester' has formed a partnership with W S Scott to run a studio at 309 Regent Street, London. It may therefore be that Merrals had a Leicester studio at an earlier date.


MIDLAND Photographic Co Ltd


            107 Belgrave Gate, Leicester

            WRLR 1914




See Leicester & London Photographic Company.


MOBBS, William


            24 Gallowtree Gate, Leicester

CG 1875, KL 1876, WL 1877, KL 1881, BEL 1888, KL 1888


            24 Galltree Gate, Leicester

WRLR 1878, WRLE 1880, WRLR 1883/4


            8 Gladstone Street, Leicester

            WRLR 1889/90


WRLR 1878 gives 8 Gladstone Street as Mobbs’ home address. His advertisement in WRLE 1880 draws attention to ‘The Beautiful Rembrandt Portraits’ and reminds patrons that his Central Photographic Rooms ‘are open daily, replete with every modern arrangement for the production of First-Class work’. It offers ‘Cartes de visite of every description, including the much-admired “Rembrandt”. Enlargements up to Life-Size, Finished in Oil or Water-Colour, by first-class Artists.’


Mobbs filed for bankruptcy in 1881 (Leicester Chronicle, 6.8.81). Evidently he resumed his trade a few years later, operating from his home address in Gladstone Street. 


MONSON, Charles


Shown in the 1881 census as widower, portrait painter and photographer, living in Belgrave, Leicestershire. He was one of four photographer brothers, and the main part of his career is covered by his entry in the Northamptonshire directory.


MOON, Vice &


            36 Market Place, Leicester

            BUL 1867


Market Place, Leicester

            HL 1870


‘Booksellers, stationers, printers & photographers’ in BUL 1867.


MOORE, Mrs Agnes


            102, Knighton Fields Road, Leicester

            KL 1904


            111 Queen’s Road, Clarendon Park, Leicester

WRLR 1906. KL 1908, WRLR 1911, KL 1912, WRLR 1914, KL 1916


MOORE, Arthur


            20 Market place, Leicester

            KL 1895


            20 Granby Street, Leicester

KL 1899, WRLE 1899, BEL 1902


‘Artistic photographer & picture framer’ in BEL 1902. After disappearing from the photographer lists of trade directories, he is listed as a supplier of photographic materials at 47 Friar lane, Leicester, in KL 1908.


MOORE, James Mason


            18 Granby Street, Leicester

            DL 1861, SL 1862, WL 1863


‘Photographic artist & bookseller’ in DL 1861. ‘Bookseller, stationer & photographer’ in WL 1863.




            6 Belgrave Road, Leicester

            BEL 1888, KL 1891




            6 Belgrave Road, Leicester

            KL 1895


MORLEY, Manfred Marshall


            Near Public Wharf, Belgrave Gate, Leicester

WRLE 1887/8, WRLR 1889/90, WRLE 1892, WRLR 1894


            Belgrave Road, Leicester

            WRLE 1899


            6 Belgrave Road, Leicester

            BEL 1902


‘Photographer & picture framer’ in WRLE 1887/8, where his home address appears to be 6 Belgrave Road.


MORLEY, Marshall David


            94 Belgrave Road, Leicester

BEL 1902, WRLR 1903, KL 1904, WRLR 1906, KL 1908, WRLR 1909, WRLR 1911, KL 1912,

WRLR 1914, KL 1916


‘Photographer, artist, and dlr in music, musical instruments and fittings of every description’ in BEL 1902.


MOSSMAN, William Stanley


            9 Belgrave Road, Leicester

KL 1912, WRLR 1914, KL 1916


MUMFORD, Charles William


            103 Northampton Road, Market Harborough

            KL 1912, KL 1916


Frearson records that  Mumford worked as assistant to Gulliver Speight (q.v.) in the early years of the 20th century. Bob Hakewill has found him living in the same boarding house as Speight in the 1891 census, aged 19, single and born in Nottingham.


NALL, William


            Bowling Green Street, Leicester

            DL 1861


NEAL, John Samuel


            Ratby, Leicester

            KL 1908


NEWMAN, Charles C


            Belvoir Road, Coalville, Leicester

            WRLR 1894


            Melbourne Street, Coalville, Leicester

            KL 1895


            Jackson Street, Coalville, Leicester

            KL 1899




            Mountsorrel, Loughborough

            KL 1916


NEWTON, Alfred


            19 Belvoir Street, Leicester

WRLR 1883/4, WRLE 1887/8, BEL 1888, KL 1888, WRLR 1889/90, KL 1891, WRLE 1892, WRLR 1894, KL 1895, KL 1899, WRLE 1899, BEL 1902


After 1902, Newton disappears from the photographer lists in trade directories, but he continues to be listed as a supplier of photographic materials (at 17 King Street, Leicester) until at least 1916.


NICHOLS, George Albert


Aucott records that he ran studios in Croydon (early 1870s) and Hertfordshire (mid 1870s), before settling in Stamford, Lincs, c1879, where he continued to work until his death in 1896. He opened a branch at Bridge House, Northampton Road, Market Harborough,  in September 1883 and continued in business in the town until December 1886.




            14 High Street, Loughborough

KL 1908, KL 1912, KL 1916


NORMAN, Leonard 


Local Historian Elizabeth Wright has a cabinet print from the 1890s by Leonard Norman of Clarendon Studio, Montague Road, Clarendon Park, Leicester. She reports that he was born in 1870 and worked initially as a 'shoe clicker'. In 1893, shortly after his marriage to Elizabeth Carter, he moved to 28 Montague Road. In the 1901 census he is described as 'shopkeeper and picture framer', and his earliest entry in a directory (1906) places him at 30 Montague Road as a picture framer. He subsequently returned to his original trade.




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