Richard Cambidge was a painter and photographer.
He was born on 3 April 1830 at Leeds, the son of whitesmith William Cambidge and his wife Margaret, and was baptised on 16 May 1830 at St. Peter's, Leeds.
By his early twenties, he was working as a painter and living with his parents on Meadow Lane, Leeds.
It is believed he married three times — firstly to Elizabeth (who died in 1862 aged 32), then in 1862 to Jane Fredericks (died 1873 aged 53), and finally on 3 August 1873 to widow Sarah Bickerton (née Dixon) at Huddersfield Parish Church.
By the early 1860s he was living in Huddersfield and working as a photographer, initially on Kirkgate. The 1866 White's Directory gave his professional address as St. Peter's Street and his home address as 11 Rosemary Street. Portraits from this period also gave his address as 64 King Street, which was on the eastern corner of the junction with Bradley Street South and apparently also known as Riley's Buildings.
His photographic career may have ended in the 1870s, as the 1881 Census records the family living in Riley's Buildings where his occupation was given as a tobacconist.
Richard Cambidge died in 1883 aged 53.