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Derbyshire Photographers' Profiles
by Brett Payne, of Tauranga, New Zealand
Joseph Hague Bunting

of Glossop

Joseph H. Bunting, who was born and grew up in Glossop, had studios at various addresses in that town from 1881 until at least 1912.

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Joseph Hague Bunting was born at Glossop in late 1849, one of at least three sons of Joshua Bunting, a shoemaker from Little Moor and Green Vale, Glossop, and his wife Betty.  J.H. Bunting operated a studio from premises at 120 Victoria Street, Glossop Dale at least as early as 1878 (Adamson, 1997).  Census night (3 April) 1881 shows Joseph, with wife Sarah Ann and widowed mother, at this address, presumably in rooms above or behind the shop.  Between 1887 and 1895, his studio was at 103 Victoria Street, where he was shown living with wife, daughter Florrie (aged 7) and mother, on 5 April 1891.  The 1901 Census again shows him in Glossop with wife and daughter - his mother had died in early 1898.  A Souvenir & Guide for a Bazaar held at Whitfield Church in 1901 (Courtesy of Graham Hadfield & the Glossop Heritage Centre) contains an advertisement for J.H. Bunting then shown at 83 Victoria Street.  He was still in business as late as 1912, when Kelly's Directory shows his studio still at number 83.

It is interesting to note that Joseph's brother Charles (b. 1839) was listed as a photographer at 700 Napier Street in the 1881 Census for Normanby in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire.  By 1891 he had moved to 72 Nelson Street in the same town, next door to the Globe Hotel, and was still practising as a photographer.


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Image © & courtesy of David Wood John Ogden (1859-1939) & Margaret Ogden née Wharmby
by J.H. Bunting of 120 Victoria Street, Glossop

Undated, but probably taken c. 1881
Format: Carte de visite
Size: Mount 63 x 105.5 Photo 56.5 x 94.5 mm

Image © & courtesy of David Wood


Notes by DW: The attached photograph was taken at J H Bunting's studio at 120 Victoria Street probably around 1881, the marriage of John and Margaret Ogden, my great grandparents. John Ogden was born in Birmingham in 1859 and moved to Glossop to work at Turnlee Paper Mill. He died in 1939. Margaret Wharmby was born Glossop in 1857 and died 1941. They married at St. John the Baptist, Godley on 2 February 1881.
Image © & courtesy of David Wood

Image © & courtesy of Ian Ford Image © & courtesy of Ian Ford
Unidentified young woman, probably Lucy Ford née Slaney (1870-1941), taken by J.H. Bunting of 103 Victoria Street, Glossop
Undated, but probably taken c. 1888-1891

Size: 65 x 105 mm  Format: Carte de Visite
Image © & courtesy of Ian Ford

Notes by Ian Ford:  The photograph is in a collection inherited from my [Ian's] grandfather via my Dad.  On the back is written, "My Granny" (I think).  Unfortunately, I don't know who wrote it.  If it was my Dad or one of his cousins, then the woman is Lucy Ford (née Slaney), who was born at Hayfield, Derbyshire on 3 Feb 1870, and died at Auckland, New Zealand on 28 Jan 1941.  If it was my grandfather (Fred Ford) or one of his siblings who wrote it then she would be one of:  Sarah Lomas Slaney (née Hadfield), born at Little Hayfield, Derbyshire on 23 Feb 1839, and died at Hayfield Derbyshire on 25 Feb 1912; or Sarah Elizabeth Ford (née Rogers), born at Whitehough Head, Derbyshire on 28 Feb 1839, and died at Hayfield Derbyshire about 1901.
Notes by Brett Payne:  The card stock for this photograph was produced by Abraham of London, who was in business in the 1880s and 1890s (Vaughan).  This photographer's studio moved to the premises shown (103 Victoria Street) some time between 1881 and 1887, and by 1901 had moved on to another address on the same road.  The style of the clothes worn by the young lady in the photo suggests a date of the late 1880s or early 1890s.  My assessment, in light of the information provided by Ian, is that the subject of the photo was probably Lucy Ford née Slaney (1870-1941), who would have been in her late teens or early 20s at that time.  This seems to fit with apparent age of the young lady in the photo.  In 1891, Lucy was living with her parents and five siblings at Lucas Terrace, Hayfield, and working as a cotton weaver.  She married Raymond Ford on 22 Apr 1895 in the Parish Church at Glossop.


Image © & collection of Brett Payne Image © & collection of Brett Payne
Unidentified young man and woman, by J.H. Bunting of 103 Victoria Street, Glossop
Undated, but probably taken in the late 1880s or early 1890s
Format: Carte de visite  Size:
Image © & collection of Brett Payne
Notes

Image © & courtesy of John Bradley
Image © & courtesy of John Bradley
Unidentified greenhouse with grape vines, by J.H. Bunting of 103 Victoria Street, Glossop
Date Unknown
Image © & courtesy of John Bradley
Nothing further is known about this photo

Image © & collection of Brett Payne
Unidentified elderly woman
by J.H. Bunting of 103 Victoria Street, Glossop

Undated, but probably taken in the mid-1890s
Format: Cabinet Card
Size: Mount 108.5 x 164.5 Photo 101 x 149.5 mm

Image © & collection of Brett Payne


Notes
Image © & collection of Brett Payne

Image © & courtesy of Graham Hadfield
This advertisement was extracted by Graham Hadfield from a 1901 Souvenir & Guide for a Bazaar at Whitfield Church, which he came across while assisting the Glossop Heritage Centre by scanning some of their old books and other ephemera.

References
Images provided by David Wood, Brett Payne, John Bradley, Ian Ford and Graham Hadfield
1841 Census of Glossop & Whitfield - by Marjorie Ward
1861 Derbyshire Census - CDROM published by ArchiveCD Books
1881 UK Census - online from the LDS church
1891 UK Census - online from Ancestry.com
1901 UK Census index - online from the PRO
FreeBMD
The Ancient Parish of Glossop - by Graham Hadfield
Pigot & Co. (1841) Derbyshire Trade Directory. University of Leicester's Digital Library of Historical Directories
Bagshaw (1846) History, Gazetteer and Directory of Derbyshire. Collection of Brett Payne.
Anon (1855) The Post Office Directory of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. University of Leicester's Digital Library of Historical Directories
White, F. & Co. (1857) History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Derby. Transcribed by Neil Wilson.
Harrison, Harrod & Co. (1860) Directory and Gazetteer of Derbyshire, London.
Harrod & Co. (1870) Postal & Commercial Directory of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland & Staffordshire. University of Leicester's Digital Library of Historical Directories
Anon (1881) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Kelly & Co., London.
Anon (1887) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Kelly & Co., London.
Anon (1891) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland & Nottinghamshire, Kelly & Co., London. University of Leicester's Digital Library of Historical Directories
Anon (1895) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Kelly & Co. Limited, London.
Anon (1895) History, Topography, and Directory of Derbyshire, T. Bulmer & Co. - by kind courtesy of Sonia Addis-Smith
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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