IOW Photographers - Nichols
|Photographer||Hugh Raymond Nichols|
|Active Period||1908 - 1939+|
|Lifespan||Born: 1881 Tottenham, Middx||Died: 1954 IOW|
|Studio Addresses||113A High Street, Ryde|
|Trade History||1915 Kelly's Directory IOW (Photographers index page 1090)
Hugh R Nichols, photographer, 113A High Street, Ryde
1921/22 Kelly's Directory IOW (Photographers index page 729)
1924/25 Kelly's Directory IOW (Photographers index page 485)
1927 Kelly's Directory Hants & IOW (Photographers index page 1106)
1939 Kelly's Directory Hants & IOW (Photographers index page 1057)
|1918 - estimated date of photo|
|Family History||Hugh Nicholls was born in Tottenham, Middx in 1881.
By 1908 he had moved to the Island, and in August of that year he took out a lease for 14 years
on Charles Linden's photographic studio at 113A High Street, Ryde; Charles Linden having decided to sell the property and move to the mainland.
In 1909 Hugh married Lilian Maria Flint (6 years his junior) at St Johns Church, Oakfield, and in 1910 their son Frederick Raymond was born.
While Hugh continued to work at the High Street photographic studio until at least 1939, he lived with his family at 7 Bank Place, Ryde.
Hugh Nichols died in 1954 at the age of 73 and was buried in Ryde Cemetery, reuniting with his wife Lilian who had died in 1942 at the age of 55.
|Further Notes||On 14 Nov 1908 the IW County Press reported that Cyril Linden's property of Westwood, Well Street
and his photographic shop & studio at 113A High Street would be sold by auction on 24 Nov 1908. The article
also stated that the latter was to be leased to Mr H R Nichols for a term of 14 years from 17 Aug 1908.
IW County Press, 14 Nov 1908
My thanks to Ann Barrett for finding this article.