~ J. G. CHARLTON ~
J. G. Charlton / John Charlton, Photographer
54 ST. GEORGE'S STREET (late J. Bateman)
14 MERCERY LANE, CANTERBURY
John Charlton (John Charlton Grimmitt) came to Canterbury around 1893, and took over the premises of John Bateman's shop at 54 St. George's Street where he worked until about the early 1900's when he moved to Mercery Lane. He was noted at one time as the official Cathedral photographer.
Showing John G. Charlton's shop on the right. A view through the Cathedral Gateway.
The signature on the card looks like Samuel Muir. I found a Samuel J. Muir in the early 1900's in Middlesex, Interestingly enough he was a photographer in his 40's. Whether this gentleman is older than this is hard to tell. There was Muir families in Canterbury, but I cannot find a Samuel. There was a Sarah Muir in her 70's, a George H. Muir in his 30's, a Louisa, Maud, Edward, Elizabeth, Mable, Louisa M., Thomas, a Sarah O. in her 60's, and an Emma.
The two CDV's are from the 1890's
This gentleman with the umbrella looks familiar, like I've seen him in other Canterbury photographs, but I cannot place him at the moment.
William Mummery with wife Eilzabeth (nee Seath) and daughter. Courtesy of a visitor to the site. J. G Charlton, 54 St. Georges Street, Canterbury
"MERCERY LANE" my postcard above by J.G. Charlton, Photographer, Canterbury, and his ad c. 1902
"SIR JOHN BOYS HOUSE" my postcard above by J.G. Charlton, Photographer, 14 Mercery Lane, Canterbury
My postcard above by J.G. Charlton, Photographer, 14 Mercery Lane, Canterbury
Frederick William Temple (died 1902) and Beatrice Temple (nee Blanche) his wife (married 1876), she died in 1915, she was the daughter of a younger son of the Earl of Harewood and the daughter of the Earl of Carlisle. They had two sons, one William who would go on to become an Archbishop himself.
Invoice - J.G. Charlton, Late J. Bateman
A Lady - J.G. Charlton, photograph postcard in my collection
Clergyman - J.G. Charlton, photograph postcard in my collection
Lovely family - J.G. Charlton, photograph postcard in my collection
Dean Sheppard, a postcard in my collection by J. Charlton
Dean Dick Sheppard, a postcard in my collection by J. Charlton
Roof bosses - J.G. Charlton, photograph postcard in my collection
Outside Cathedral before the ceremony.
1. Lt. D'arcy Symonds
2. Lt. Chester
3. Lt. Dochray
4. Lt. Backhouse
5. Capt. Rice
6. Lt. Skeggall
7. Capt. Drew
8. Lt. Seath
8. (possibly - Lieutenant George Seath, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 1908-1921
9. Lt. Harrison, M.C.
10. Major Crookenden D.S.O.
11. Major Gould
11. (July 8th, 1938, Th Catholic Herald....possibly - Major Edmund G. F. L. Gould. The death took place on Sunday last of Major Edmund George Francis Langdon Gould, late The Buffs, of Ciboure, France, and Roland Gardens, S.W. The son of John Gould and grandson of the late John Gould, of Loughgarc, Co. Cork, Major Gould was born in 1881. After education at Beaumont and at the Oratory School, he entered the Army and served both in the South African War and in the Great War of 1914-18. He retired from military service fourteen years ago.
12 Lt. King
13. Lt. Ayres
"After the Ceremony" I am just coming out of the Cathedral with the King's Colour 2nd Batt. and a white carrier on. Frank.
The Dean of Canterbury is here in garb and the uniformed gentleman in his rear is the reprentative of the King of Denmark* our Colonel in Chief.
*On the 9th of November 1906, the appointment was made as to the Colonel-in-Chief of The Buffs, His Majesty King Frederick VIII of Denmark.
Fredville Park, Nonington, "The Step Tree"- J. G. Charlton, photograph postcard in my collection
Hop Pickers - J. G. Charlton, photograph postcard in my collection
A brochure from my collection - J. Charlton
A brochure from my collection - J. Charlton
If anyone can help out with the makers mark on the bottom please CONTACT ME
Photo's loaned by a visitor to the site who would love to identify it
SOME OF HIS POSTCARDS
West Gate, Canterbury (black & white) showing the Westgate and Falstaff Hotel, and old buggy's
South Porch, Canterbury Cathedral (black & white)
Baptistry, Canterbury Cathedral (colour)
Canterbury Cathedral, S.W. (sepia)
Canterbury Cathedral, S.E. (black & white)
Canterbury Cathedral, S.E. J. G. Charlton, Canterbury (colour)
Canterbury Cathedral, N.W. (sepia)
The Dane John
Dane John, Canterbury from my collection - J. G. Charlton
Canterbury Cathedral, N.W. (black & white) showing some of the houses in the Cathedral grounds
The Choir, Canterbury Cathedral (black & white) landscape
Archbishop's Palace, Canterbury (sepia)
Archbishop's Palace, Canterbury (colour)
Christ Church Gate, Canterbury (colour)
Priory Ruins, Canterbury, Cathedral (black & white)
Canterbury, Dane John (colour)
Marsh Side, Chislet (colour)
Patrixbourne Church Door (black & white)
Canterbury, St. Martin's Church (black & white)
St. Peters & St. Pauls, Upper Hardes (colour)
St. Mildreds, Preston (colour) early 1900's
S. Mildred's Preston, J. G. Charlton (colour)
Ruins of St. Pancras, Canterbury (sepia)
Church and Cottages, Bishopbourne (colour) early 1900's
Barham Church (colour)
St. John's Hospital from my collection - J. G. Charlton
I found a note on a Booklet on Canterbury by J. G. Charlton published by ? c. 1900 (16 pages) Photographs?
1903 Kelly's Directory of Kent - John G. Charlton Photographer
Becket's Bones - printed by Messrs. Cross & Jackman, 1912, 2nd edition. the photographs are by J.G. Charlton, Mercery Lane, Canterbury
1913 Kelly's Directory of Kent - J. G. Charlton, Photographer, Mercery Lane
1917-18 Canterbury & District Directory - J. G. Charlton Photographic Artist
1924 - Address J. G. Charlton, 14 Mercery Lane, Canterbury - Large pictures of the pilgrims and the cathedral are available from 1s 6d to 50s depending upon the size.
1925 - Mercery Lane
He also sold other products out of his shop:
The Original Olde Canterbury Pottery "Monksware" Hand Made from Local Clay.
Agents: - Mr. J.G. Charlton, Mercery Lane or from the Makers at 5 Dover Street, Canterbury
Mercery Lane, Canterbury from my collection - J. G. Charlton
A column in the Canterbury Cathedral - J. G. Charlton, courtesy of a frequent visitor
A 1925 Ad:
Photographer and Publisher.
14 Mercery Lane, Canterbury
(Under Distinguished Patronage)
Reproductions, in original and smaller sizes, of Blake's and Stothard's celebrated picture of "Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims"
Mounted and Unmounted views in Platinotype, Carbon & Silver. Souvenirs in great Variety. Pictorial Post Cards. Platino Scraps. Architectural Studies.
Canterbury Cathedral from my collection - J. G. Charlton
Canterbury Cathedral, Memorial for Archbishop Peckham from my collection (24/1/1920) - J. G. Charlton
Canterbury Cathedral, the Baptistry from my collection - J. G. Charlton
Barfrestone, Kent, the Church of St. Nicholas from my collection - J. G. Charlton
I read that when he retired his glass plate negatives were destroyed, which means John Bateman's negatives also? (now that is a travesty).
Please contact me if you have any photographs/information that you are willing to share on John Charlton
© T. Machado 2016