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Derbyshire Photographers' Profiles
by Brett Payne, of Tauranga, New Zealand
George Samuel Ledsham (1882-1930)

of Buxton




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George Samuel Ledsham was born at Chester in 1882, son of a market gardener Samuel Ledsham and Sarah Ann Glover.  In his late teens, he worked with his father as a nurseryman.  He married at Chester in 1905.

G.S. Ledsham is listed as a photographer with a studio at "Station approach," Buxton in a 1926-27 trades directory, and the two examples of postcards included below are probably from the 1920s.  It is not clear how long he operated in Buxton, but he died there in 1930, at the age of 47.

Portfolio
Image © & collection of Brett Payne
Unidentified young woman
by G.L. Ledsham of Buxton
Undated, but probably taken in the 1920s

Format: Post Card
Size: Card 81.5 x 134 mm Photo frame 77 x 128.5 mm

Image © & collection of Brett Payne

Notes

Image © & collection of Brett Payne

Image © & courtesy of Picture the Past Central Hall, Kents Bank School, Terrace Road, Buxton
by Ledsham of Buxton
Undated, but probably taken in the 1920s

Format: Post Card

Image © & courtesy of Picture the Past

Notes


References
Images provided by Picture the Past & Brett Payne
1841-1901 UK Census - online from Ancestry.com
FreeBMD
International Genealogical Index - online from the LDS church
North East Midland Photographic Record - Picture the Past
Anon (1912) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1912, Kelly's Directories Ltd., London.
Anon (1932) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1932, Kelly's Directories Ltd., London.
Adamson, Keith I.P. (1997) Professional Photographers in Derbyshire 1843 - 1914, The PhotoHistorian, No. 118 Supplement, September 1997, ISSN 0957-0209. Courtesy of John Bradley.
Craven, Maxwell (ed.) (1993) Keene's Derby, Breedon Books, Derby, pp. 200-202. - by kind courtesy of Sonia Addis-Smith

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