EARLY LEICESTERSHIRE PHOTOGRAPHERS – W-Z

 

 

WAGHORN, Alfred

 

            1a Market Place, Leicester

            LTP 1870

 

The studio is referred to as the Prince of Wales Portrait Rooms in his LTP 1870 advertisement.

 

WAGSTAFF, Mrs Elizabeth

 

            North Street, Melton Mowbray

            WRLE 1892

 

WAGSTAFF, John

           

            Norman Street, Melton Mowbray

KL 1881, WRLE 1887/8, KL 1888, KL 1891

 

            North Street, Melton Mowbray

WRLE 1887/8, WRLR 1889/90

 

The Norman Street business is referred to in WRLE 1887/8 as ‘photographer & shopkeeper’.

 

WALLIS, Christopher

 

Noted in the 1901 census as photographer and picture framer at 217 Belgrave Gate, Leicester. Aucott places him at Bridge House, Northampton Road, Market Harborough, in December 1892. By 1911 he was operating in Aston, Birmingham. For his earlier career in King's Lynn, see the Norfolk directory.

 

WARD, George

 

            28 Oxford Street, Leicester

            KL 1855

 

Identified by Heathcote as a piano dealer and restorer of paintings, who ventured into photography in 1854-1855.

 

WARD, Henry M

 

            9 Belgrave Road, Leicester

BEL 1902, WRLR 1903, KL 1904, WRLR 1906

 

            8 Victoria Road East, West Humberstone, Leicester

WRLR 1909, WRLR 1911, KL 1912, WRLR 1914, KL 1916

 

BEL 1902 has: ‘photographer, artist, trade enlarger, and dealer in photographic materials.’

 

WARWICK, Harry

 

            173 Belgrave Gate, Leicester

            KL 1895, KL 1899

 

WARWICK, Henry

 

            97 Church Street, Leicester

            LTP 1870

 

            97 Church Gate, Leicester

CG 1875, KL 1876, WL 1877, WRLR 1878, WRLE 1880, KL 1881

 

Thomas Warwick, printer, shares the LTP 1870 address.

 

WARWICK, William Henry

 

            36a Galltree Gate, Leicester

            WRLR 1883/4, KL 1888

 

            36½ Galltree Gate, Leicester

            WRLE 1887/8

 

            97 Church Gate, Leicester

WRLR 1883/4, WRLE 1887/8, WRLR 1889/90

 

            36 Gallowtree Gate, Leicester

            BEL 1888

 

            173 Belgrave Gate, Leicester

            WRLE 1899, BEL 1902

 

‘Photographer and picture framer’ in WRLE 1887/8.

 

WATSON, Arthur

 

See entry for A H Taylor Limited, where Watson was manager for a time.

 

WEALE, WOOD, & Co

 

            Sage Cross, Melton Mowbray

            WRLE 1880

 

WEATHERLEY, Arthur

 

            279 Humberstone Road, Leicester

KL 1908, WRLR 1909, WRLR 1911, KL 1912, WRLR 1914

 

WEATHERLEY, Arthur, & Co

 

            30 Gallowtree Gate, Leicester

            KL 1904

 

WELLS & Co

 

            3 Market Place, Leicester

            WMD 1864, KL 1864

 

‘Stationers & photographic artists’.

 

WELLS, Seth

 

              Market Place, Leicester

            HL 1870

 

            30 Upper Conduit Street, Leicester

            WL 1877

 

These entries seem likely to refer to Seth Ellis Wells, below. But the possibility of a Seth G Wells, also below, should not be entirely discounted. 

 

WELLS, Seth Ellis

 

            30 Upper Kent Street, Leicester

            CG 1875, WRLR 1878

 

            30 Upper Conduit Street, Leicester

            KL 1876

 

Also referred to in WRLR 1878 as stationer and fancy goods dealer.

 

WELLS, Seth G

 

            20 & 30 Upper Conduit Street, Leicester

            BAL 1875

 

‘Photographer & newsagent.’ It’s tempting to suspect that this could be a mistake for ‘Seth E Wells’, above. But two generations of the same family are also possible.

 

WHALLEY, William

 

            Nottingham Street, Melton Mowbray

            BUL 1867

 

            King Street, Melton Mowbray

HL 1870

 

‘Photographer & picture frame maker’ in BUL 1867; ‘printer, photographer &C’ in HL 1870.

 

WHEWAY, Henry

 

            Hinckley

            WL 1863

 

WHILES, Tom

 

            101 Humberstone Road, Leicester

WRLE 1892, WRLR 1894, KL 1895, KL 1899, WRLE 1899, BEL 1902, WRLR 1903, KL 1904

 

WILLIAMS, John

 

            7 Morley Road, Leicester

            KL 1912

 

WILLIAMS, Samuel Anthony Cox

 

            Stanley Chambers, Galltree Gate, Leicester

WRLR 1889/90, WRLE 1892

 

            30 Gallowtree Gate, Leicester

            KL 1891, KL 1899

 

            36 Galltree Gate

            WRLR 1894

 

            36 Gallowtree Gate, Leicester

            KL 1895

 

            Stanley Chambers, 30½ Gallowtree Gate, Leicester

            WRLE 1899

 

            Gallowtree Gate

            BEL 1902

 

            90 Granby Street, Leicester

WRLR 1903, KL 1904, WRLR 1906, KL 1908, WRLR 1909, WRLR 1911, KL 1912, WRLR 1914, KL 1916

 

WILSON, James Herbert

 

            3a Market Street, Leicester

            BEL 1902

 

            14 Market Street, Leicester

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

 

69 Belvoir Road, Coalville, Leicester

KL 1908

 

            45 Market Street, Leicester

WRLR 1911, KL 1912, WRLR 1914, KL 1916

 

BEL 1902: ‘Cricket and football groups a speciality.’ The Coalville and Market Street premises are listed separately in KL 1908, as if they belonged to different pratitioners. But Jeff Morgan reports a Wilson mount that names both studios, thereby removing any doubt.

 

WILSON, John

 

            82 High Street, Leicester

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

 

            245 Clarendon Park Road, Knighton, Leicester

KL 1899, WRLE 1899

 

            292 Clarendon Park Road, Leicester

WRLR 1903, KL 1904, WRLR 1906, WRLR 1909

 

‘Artist & photographer’ in WRLE 1887/8. His advertisement in BEL 1888 gives the address as ‘Garden Studio, 82 High Street’. WRLE 1899 omits ‘Knighton’.

 

WILSON, John William

 

            119 Humberstone Road, Leicester

WRLR 1903, KL 1904, KL 1908

 

WILSON, Neil

 

            15 Freehold Street, Loughborough

            WRLE 1892

 

WOOD, Henry M

 

            42 Belgrave Avenue, Leicester

            KL 1899

 

WOOD, Thomas

 

            70 Humberstone Gt, Leicester

            WRLR 1878

 

WOOD, WEALE & Co

 

            Sage Cross, Melton Mowbray

            WRLE 1880

 

WOODWARD, Thomas Henry

 

            75 High Street, Leicester

            WRLR 1906

 

            81 High Street, Leicester

KL 1908, WRLR 1909, WRLR 1911, KL 1912

 

WOOLDRIDGE, William Philip

 

            3 Market Place, Melton Mowbray

            KL 1908

 

WORTH, William

 

            36 Livingstone Road, Leicester

            WRLR 1903, KL 1904

 

WRIGHT, Frederick

 

Market Place, Loughborough

            BAL 1875

 

            Town Hall Passage, Loughborough

            KL 1876

 

YAXLEY, George

 

            Beast Market, Lutterworth

            BUL 1867

 

 

 

 

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