Photographers and Photographic Studios

The following is a list of early local photographers and their studios arranged by surname, collated from carte-de-visites, portraits, etc.

Where known, the decades in which they were believed or known to be working as photographers in the local are given in square brackets.

  • Balmoral Studios, Cloth Hall Street, Huddersfield [1920s]
  • H. Bamforth of Bryam Arcade, Huddersfield (& Holmfirth) [1890s-1900s]
  • J.W. Boyes of King Street, Huddersfield, and Lockwood Road
  • Bray & Son of Holmfirth
  • E. Bray of Huddersfield
  • J.M. Bray of Cloth Hall Chambers, Huddersfield
  • F. Burbidge & Co. of Huddersfield[1]
  • R. Cambidge of St. Peter's Street & 64 King Street, Huddersfield [1860s-80s]
  • Collins of 24 John William Street, Huddersfield
  • J. Crompton & Son of Huddersfield [1870s]
  • Percy Crosland of Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth [1910s]
  • Dawson of 20 John William Street, Huddersfield
  • John Edward Dawson of Milnsbridge [1890s]
  • Thomas Dent of Burlington House, Huddersfield
  • Frank Dore of 3 Bath Terrace, Lockwood [1870s]
  • Wm. Duffus of 23 Ramsden Street & 26 Queen Street, Huddersfield [1880s]
  • J. Duffus of 26 Queen Street, Huddersfield [1880s] — Williams's younger brother
  • Dumont Studio of Huddersfield
  • J. Dyson of Whiteley Bottom, Milnsbridge
  • Eddison Ltd. of Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Barnsley & Dewsbury
  • J. Elliott[2] of Kilner Bank, Moldgreen, Huddersfield
  • Charles Edward Exley of Honley
  • Oliver Garside of Excelsior Studio, Lockwood Road, Lockwood[3]
  • Greaves & Co. of 55 New Street, Huddersfield
  • Grosvenor Studio of 6 South Parade, Huddersfield
  • Knight and Jackson of 20 John William Street, Huddersfield [1870s?-1890s?]
  • H. Kruger of Northumberland Street, Victoria Studio (26 Queen Street), and Gladstone Buildings (King Street), Huddersfield [1880s-1910s]
  • J.B. Law & Co. of Leeds and 24 Ramsden Street, Huddersfield
  • Leslie of Lion Arcade, Huddersfield
  • J.W. Lodge of Holmfirth
  • Longley & Co. of Huddersfield
  • Charles Llewellyn Longley of Salford, Lockwood
  • Henry Lord of St. Peter's Street, Huddersfield [1860-1880s]
  • Mansfield Ltd. of 16 Cloth Hall Street, Huddersfield
  • J. Middleton of King Street, Huddersfield [1870s] — same address as Emil Vieler
  • B. Milner of 35 Upperhead Row & 26 Manchester Road, Huddersfield
  • Montgomery of 19 Exchange Buildings, Market Street, Huddersfield
  • J. Moore of 34 Cobden Road, Manchester Road, Crosland Moor Bottom
  • W.C. Pearson of 24 Manchester Road, Huddersfield [1890s-1900s]
  • Pentney of 6 South Parade, Huddersfield [1890s-1930s?]
  • Pitchforth of 44 Great Northern Street, Huddersfield
  • John Powell of Meltham [1890s]
  • S.S. Priestley of 28 Ramsden Street, Church Street, and 56 New Street, Huddersfield [1870s-1880s]
  • T.W. Radcliffe of Huddersfield[7]
  • Relph & Co. of 57 New Street, Huddersfield
  • O.S. Richards of Honley
  • W.E. Rimmer of 41 Bridge Street, Slaithwaite
  • J. Roberts & Co. ("The Photographers"), 1-3 Kirkgate, Huddersfield [c.1920]
  • Sellman & Co. of Huddersfield [1890s-1910s]
  • Sharp of Cross Church Street [1850s][8]
  • Jno. E. Shaw of 26 Manchester Road, Huddersfield [1870s-1910s]
  • Jno. E. Shaw & Son of 6 South Parade, Huddersfield, and Burlington House, Huddersfield [1870s-1910s]
  • Smith & Ashman of 20 John William Street, Huddersfield [late 1880s]
  • Reginald Spurr of Ramsden Street, Huddersfield [late 1860-1880s]
  • Stapleton & Sons of 24 John William Street, Huddersfield [1910s]
  • J.A. Stephenson of 16 Cloth Hall Street, Huddersfield
  • J.A. Sykes of Albert Studio, Lindley [1880s]
  • Taylor's Studios of 16 Cloth Hall Street, Huddersfield
  • William Thornton of Lockwood Road, Huddersfield
  • W. Townend of South View, Shelley
  • Emil Vieler of King Street, Huddersfield [1870s-1890s] — same address as J. Middleton
  • Verona of Market Place Chambers, Huddersfield
  • A. Wainwright[9] of Macaulay Road, Birkby
  • A. Watson of Huddersfield
  • R. Weatherley & Sons, St. Peter's Street, Huddersfield
  • James T. Wigney of of Ramsden Street, Huddersfield [1860s-?]
  • Wilkinson of the Steam Finishing Works, Claremont Hall, New House, Huddersfield [?-1890]
  • F.A. Wilkinson of Byram Arcade, Huddersfield[10]
  • Windsor Studios of 24 John William Street, Huddersfield
  • B. Wolfenden of Bradford Road, Huddersfield [1880s]

Trade Directories

White's Trade Directory (1870)

Bennett's Business Directory (1910)

Notes and References

  1. Possibly Frank Lockwood Burbidge (1884-1949) of York, born 28 December 1884.
  2. James Elliott (c.1817-?). Listed as a block printer in various censuses.
  3. Oliver Garside was a weaver and general dealer of 204 Lockwood Road (1901 Census) and 254 Lockwood Road (1911 Census). This appears to have been a property to the right of the Red Lion Inn which was likely later knocked down to allow the road to be widened.
  4. Possibly linked to Messrs. Walter Hirst & Sons, who were importers of foreign wines & spirits and were based at Buxton House in the 1890s.
  5. Jones Holroyd (c.1818-?) residing at St. Peters Street in 1861.
  6. Born 1863 in Lambeth, London. Married Betsy Ann Tinker of Stalybridge in 1886 in Huddersfield. Living on Albert Street at the time of the 1891 Census. Studio sold at auction in April 1894.
  7. Possible Thomas Walker Radcliffe (1874-) who was listed as a "Draper" in the census returns. He married Annie Ethel Walker in 1898.
  8. "Photographic Portraits" in Huddersfield Chronicle (01/Mar/1851).
  9. Listed in the 1911 Census as residing with his parents at 29 Clement Street, Birkby.
  10. Likely travelling photographer Francis A. Wilkinson (c.1863-?) of Nelson, Lancashire. His brother Solander Wilkinson (c.1867-?) of Morley, Leeds, was also a photographer.

Photographers and Photographic Studios

This page was last modified on 21 October 2019 and has been edited by Dave Pattern.

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