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A.M. Photographic

  • GB-1859-SJAC-CI38
  • Corporate body
  • 1980 to at least 2000

Rickman and Hutchinson

  • GB-1859-SJCA-CI119
  • Corporate body
  • 1821-1831

Rickman and Hutchinson was an architects practice based in Birmingham. Thomas Rickman (1776-1841), a self-taught architect, established a practice in Liverpool in 1817. The following year, Rickman took on the eighteen year-old Henry Hutchinson (1800-1831) as a pupil. A second office in Birmingham was opened in 1820, to which Rickman and Hutchinson both transferred. In December 1821 they entered into a partnership. The firm became well-known, especially as church architects. In 1825 Rickman and Hutchinson were invited to submit designs for New Court at St John’s College, Cambridge. Their plans were selected and they supervised the construction between 1826 and 1831. The partnership came to an end in November 1831, when Henry Hutchinson died after a long period of illness. Rickman continued the practice, going into partnership with Richard Charles Hussey (1802-87) in 1835. Rickman retired in 1838, leaving the office to Hussey. He died on 4 January 1841.

Edward Leigh, Cambridge (Photographer)

  • GB-1859-SJCA-CI133
  • Corporate body
  • 1946-1983

Edward Leigh was born in 1913 and died in 1998. Edward Leigh was one of the few professional photographers to obtain a prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society as well as a Fellowship of the professional photographer's own body, then entitled the Institute of British Photographers.His photographic career spanned over 50 years. Before the Second World War he worked as a fashion photographer and a stills cameraman for Fox Film Studios, later 20th Century Fox. During the war his printing skills were employed by RAF Oakington to process aerial recognizance photographs which were assembled into the mosaic maps used by Bomber Command.
Following the war Leigh open his own studio on Kings Parade in Cambridge. He did a great deal of work for the Colleges and the University. Leigh was also recognised as a skilled architectural and industrial photographer. In the 1960s, Leigh also worked as a 'stringer' for the Times Newspaper providing photographs for local news stories.

When he retired in 1983, his son John Edward Leigh continued the business until 1985 when the studio closed.
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Carter Studio

  • GB-1859-SJCA-CI134
  • Corporate body
  • 1984-2000

Photography studio opened by Hazel Carter in 1984 at Cobble Yard, Napier St., Cambridge. By 1990 the studio had moved to 37 Highfields Ave., Cambridge. Hazel Carter's father, John Carter, was also a photographer who worked between 1950 and 1983.

Eaden Lilley (Photographer)

  • GB-1859-SJCA-CI135
  • Corporate body
  • 1964-

W. Eaden Lilley & Co. was a portrait studio on Market St., Cambridge. In 1990, Lilley had a studio at Mercers Row Cambridge and Green St, Cambridge. The company is still in business, now part of Lafayette Photography ( specialists in academic photography.
Eaden Lilley was department store based in Cambridge, tracing its history back to a haberdasher's shop in 1760. The photographic department undertook portraiture and other commercial photography. (For more information see: and

The Hospital of St John the Evangelist, Cambridge

  • GB-1859-SJCA-CI227
  • Corporate body
  • c 1175-1511

Originated as a small building erected towards the end of the 12th century by Hugh Eldcorn, with the agreement of the town of Cambridge and on land probably donated by Henry Frost, burgess of Cambridge, as a shelter for the poor. It was granted an oratory and burial ground, as well as income from the church of Horningsea, by the Bishop of Ely, and the bishops of Ely were recognised as its patron. The right to appoint the Master of the Hospital was contentious. Various grants of rights and privileges, as well as small grants of land, in the first decade of the 13th century, indicate that it was formally established then. In 1228, Pope Gregory IX took it into papal protection. In 1250, Pope Innocent IV confirmed the rule drawn up for the brethren by the Bishop of Ely. In c 1266 it was damaged by fire and by rioters rebelling against the King. In 1280 the Bishop of Ely obtained letters patent establishing scholars in the Hospital alongside the brethren, with the scholars living according to the statutes of Merton College, Oxford. The arrangement was unsuccessful and the two communities separated in 1284, with the scholars leaving and being given a share of the Hospital's endowments. These included St Peter's Church (a significant loss for the brethren) and hostels which formed the basis of Peterhouse College, founded in 1284. The Hospital continued to be supported by the townspeople and to acquire small amounts of land and property throughout the 14th and 15th centuries, ownership of which was transferred to St John's College when the Hospital was dissolved in 1511.

Broomhall Priory

  • GB-1859-SJCA-CI228
  • Corporate body
  • c1200-1522

Broomhall priory, a house of Benedictine nuns, was suppressed in 1522 and granted to St John's College, along with its estates.

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