Created 15-Sep-12
Modified 25-Sep-12
Visitors 641
14 photos
"The vast majority of these photographs were taken by Edward Pye who started the family photographic business around the turn of last century. The shop first started at 51 Peel Street around the early 1900's. After a few years Pyes of Clitheroe then moved to 1 Cowper Avenue or Ribblesdale Studio as it was known at the time. By 1918 a very old Clitheroe photographic business that had been going since around the early 1870's run by one Benjamin Satterthwaite who was just past the retirement age, was up for sale. Edward Pye took upon the opportunity to expand his business and bought the business 'Fixtures and fittings' from him. Which today makes the shop an incredible 130+ years old. It is thought that Pye's of Clitheroe is one of the oldest photography shop's in the UK."

The text is taken from the Home Page of http:/​/​www.​oldclitheroe.​co.​uk/​clitheroe.​htm by kind permission of the site owner.

Categories & Keywords
Category:
Subcategory:
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:benjamin satterthwaite, clitheroe, edward pye, glass plates, history of photography, lancashire, old photographs, pendle, photographers, pye family, pyes of clitheroe, ribble valley, shops, victorian era, victorians, yorkshire

Edward Pye, Victorian Photographer

Edward Pye, Victorian Photographer

Clitheroe, Pye's Photography and printing shop c1940

Clitheroe, Pye's Photography and printing shop c1940

Clitheroe hustings 1868

"victorian era" democracy elections "history of photography"

Clitheroe, York Street, Procession

"history of photography"

Gisburn, Park Youth Hostel c1934-1940

Gisburn, Park Youth Hostel c1934-1940

Whalley, Lengthsman

"street cleaning" "highway maintenance"

Gandhi, visit to Clitheroe 1931 (1 of two photos)

"mahatma gandhi" india "world leaders" hindu

Gandhi, Visit to Clitheroe 1931 (2 of two photos)

"mahatma gandhi" india "world leaders" hindu

Clitheroe ambulance

"motor vehicles" "emergency vehicles"

Clitheroe ambulance

"motor vehicles" ambulances

Clitheroe ambulance

"emergency vehicles" "motor vehicles"

Liverpool, Water Street 1920s

Liverpool,  Water Street 1920s

Jimmy Clitheroe, Radio Entertainer

Jimmy Clitheroe, Radio Entertainer

Slaidburn, Stocks reservoir openng

"british royalty"