Notes on Peggy Blake, nee Butcher
c 1920. No brothers or sisters.
George and Hilda Butcher. George was born in Braintree in 1892. Was in First World War. Then started work as photographer in 1919 with a studio in Chancery Lane. Then had a studio at 2-4 Guithavon Street in the 1920s and 1930s. Died in 1956 at age of 63.
In 1940 to John Blake, administrator in Health service.
Left school at 16 and worked for a year with father at photographers. Then to Kodak’s college.
1901 census re her father
RG 13/1725, f.78, p.10, schedule 64, Chipping Hill
(possibly Powershall End; the Victoria is schedule 66)
Sarah Butcher Head Wid 76 Living on own means born Essex, Stebbing
George Butcher Grandson 9 born Essex, Braintree
Directories re her father
1926 Butcher George Wm. photographer, 18 Guithavon road
1929 Butchers Studios: specialists in photographs for advertising purposes, Guithavon street. T N 140
1933 Butcher’s Studios, photographers, Guithavon st. T N 140
1937 Butcher’s Studios, photographers Guithavon st. T N 140
Max Blake, 8 Oakley Gardens, London, SW3 5QG