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Derbyshire Photographers' Profiles
by Brett Payne, of Tauranga, New Zealand
W. Warhurst (Diana Studios)

of 48 St. Peter's Street, Derby




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According to Craven (1993) this studio was operating at 48 St. Peter's Street, Derby between 1935 and 1952.  However, photographs and trade directory entries indicate that the Diana Studio was in existence at least as early as February 1928, although at 45 St. Peter Street.

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Image © & courtesy of Barry Muir Walter Muir (1860-1934), taken at the Diana Studio (over the Carlton Shoe Shop), 45 St. Peter Street, Derby, on 24 February 1928

Image © & courtesy of Barry Muir

Notes from Barry Muir: Walter Muir was born at Govan, near Glasgow, Scotland on 20 Nov 1860, and was a blacksmith.  He died in Derby on 23 Nov 1934.

Image © & courtesy of Barry Muir

Image © & collection of Brett Payne Unidentified young woman
by Diana Studios of 48 St. Peter's Street, Derby
Undated, but probably taken in the late 1920s
Format: Post card
Size: 81.5 x 133.5 mm
Negative No. 8341

Image © & collection of Brett Payne

Notes:
Image © & collection of Brett Payne

Image © & courtesy of Boz Choirboy,
by Diana Studios,
of 48 St. Peter's Street, Derby,
taken c. 1937
Format: Post card
Size: 88mm x 138mm
Negative No. 37828

Image © & courtesy of Boz

Image © & courtesy of Boz

Image © & courtesy of Cynthia Maddock Dorothy Whiteman
by Diana Studios,
of 48 St. Peter's Street, Derby,
taken c. 1939-1940
Format: Post card

Image © & courtesy of Cynthia Maddock

Notes by CM:  Dorothy was born in 1936 in Bargate, Belper.
Image © & courtesy of Cynthia Maddock
Image © & courtesy of Cynthia Maddock Meryl Whiteman née Bowmer
by Diana Studios, of 48 St. Peter's Street, Derby,
taken c. 1939-1940
Format: Post card

Image © & courtesy of Cynthia Maddock

Notes by CM:  These are my aunt, Meryl (nee Bowmer of Ambergate) and cousin Dorothy Whiteman.  Meryl married Eric, my mother's brother.
Image © & courtesy of Cynthia Maddock

References
Images provided by Brett Payne, Cynthia Maddock, Boz & Barry Muir
Anon (1932) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1932, Kelly's Directories Ltd., London.
Anon (1935) The Derby County Borough Directory 1935, R.D. Whipple, Son & Martin, Ltd., Derby.
Craven, Maxwell (ed.)(1993) Keene's Derby, Breedon Books, Derby, pp. 200-202. - by kind courtesy of Sonia Addis-Smith

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