Charles Edward Exley was as a Honley-based photographer and painter.
He was born in Brandesburton, East Yorkshire, the son of Thomas Exley and his wife Emma.
By 1901, the family had moved to Honley where 17-year-old Charles was recorded in the census working as a domestic gardener.
By 1906, he had become a photographic artist and was residing at 9 High Royd, Honley, at the time of the 1911 Census.
The Royal Photographic Society's Annual Exhibition of 1906 included a photograph by Exley entitled "Summer Heat".
By 1925, he was residing at 15 Upper Fold, Honley.
He died aged 49 and was buried on 8 June 1933 at St. Mary's Church, Honley.