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Directory of Early Photographers in Leicestershire, T - V



Franklin Chambers, Granby Street, Leicester
WRLE 1880

Franklin Chambers, 34b Granby Street, Leicester
KL 1881

Franklin Chambers, 34½ Granby Street, Leicester
WRLR 1883/4

4 Friar Lane, Leicester
KL 1888

A & G Taylor was a London-based chain, which, in its heyday, stretched not only across the UK but also into France and the United States.

WRLE 1880 andWRLR 1883/4 add ‘and at Queen Victoria Street, London, &c’. Osman dates the Franklin Chambers studio (variously numbered 34b, 34 ½ and 34) to c1880-86, identifying the manager (c1884-86) as T Kemp. (Kemp is named in WRLR 1883/4.) He dates the studio at 4 Friar Lane (‘corner of Hotel Street’) to c1887.

TAYLOR, A H, Limited

Welford Place Chambers, Leicester
WRLR 1909, WRLR 1911

11 Welford Place, Leicester
KL 1912

WRLR 1909 names John Bickerstaff as manager. WRLR 1911 names Arthur Watson.


92 High Cross Street, Leicester
DL 1861


Humberstone Gate, Leicester
BUL 1867

THORP, George St Maur

67 Lauren Road, Leicester
WRLR 1906

98 Evington Road, Leicester
KL 1908, WRLR 1909, WRLR 1911, KL 1912, WRLR 1914

TILL, William

19 Burton Street, Melton Mowbray
WRLR 1889/90, WRLE 1892, WRLR 1894, KL 1895, KL 1899, WRLE 1899

Burton Street, Melton Mowbray
KL 1891, BEL 1902

5 Burton Street, Melton Mowbray
KL 1914, KL 1908, KL 1912

WRLE 1892 describes him as ‘photographer & picture framer’ and shows him sharing the premises with Mrs Hannah Till, haberdasher and toy dealer. WRLR 1894 & WRLE 1899 also note that he is a picture framer.


26 Sanvey Gate, Leicester
WMD 1864

TRENGROVE, John Dillon

Northampton Road, Market Harborough
KL 1888, KL 1891

Aucott places him at the Bridge House studio, Northampton Road, from December 1886 until March 1891. He acquired the business from G A Nichols (q.v.) and sold it to Alexander Smith (q.v.). Bob Hakewill draws attention to his advertisement in 'The Market Harborough Advertiser' of 4 Jan 1887, which gives his home address as Highfield Street and quotes prices of 6/- a dozen for cartes de visite and 12/6 a dozen for cabinet prints.


Brook Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouche
KL 1876, KL 1881, KL 1888, KL 1891

1-2 Brook Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouche
WL 1877

5 Brook Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouche
WRLE 1887/8, WRLE 1892, WRLR 1894, WRLE 1899

19 Market Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouche
KL 1895, KL 1899, WRLE 1899, KL 1904

‘Photographer & picture framer’ in WRLE 1887/8 & WRLE 1892. The Ashby-de-la-Zouche section of WRLE 1899 offers: ‘picture framer, conjurer and ventriloquist, photographic depot’.

TREVOR, Henry/Harry

22a South Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouche
KL 1899

58½ Market Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouche
WRLE 1899

South Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouche
BEL 1902

20 South Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouche
KL 1904, KL 1908, KL 1912, KL 1916

WRLE 1899 adds ‘(home: South Street)’.


27 Station Road, Earl Shilton, Hinckley
KL 1899

TRULL, Frederick

Aucott records that Trull was employed by G A Nichols (q.v.) to run his studio in Northampton Road, Market Harborough, for at least some of the period 1883-1886.

VANN & Green

1 Argyle Street, Leicester
WRLE 1887/8

23 Argyle Street, Leicester
KL 1888

85 St Saviour’s Road, Leicester
WRLR 1889/90, WRLE 1892

VICE, James

36 Market Place, Leicester
LTP 1870, CG 1875, KL 1876, WRLR 1878, WRLE 1880

Old Bible & Crown, 36 Market Place, Leicester
WL 1877

‘Bookseller, printer, photographer &c’ in LTP 1870.

VICE & Moon

36 Market Place, Leicester
BUL 1867

Market Place, Leicester
HL 1870

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


Noted by Heathcote as an itinerant photographer, whose career lasted until at least 1880. His many studios included two in Leicestershire: an unidentified address in Melton Mowbray in 1854; and 3 Step House, London Road, Leicester in January 1855


Noted by Aucott at the Rembrandt Studio, St Mary's Road, Market Harborough, in November 1887 (when he advertised for an apprentice).

VORLEY, Wilfred L

10 Welford Place, Leicester
KL 1904

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www.earlyphotostudios.uk is a non-commercial web site for local and family historians, listing photographers operating 1840-1916, in Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Rutland and Suffolk. The original site was researched and written in 2011 by the late Robert Pols, photo historian and author, and this re-constructed site is dedicated to his memory.

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