The Speights of Rugby - Photographers (John P H Frearson)

Edward Hall Speight, headmaster turned photographer, worked in Rugby from the early 1870s. His subjects ranged from town scenes to family groups, from the workhouse poor to local worthies, including the Brooke family and their son, the famous poet, Rupert Brooke. Edward Hall Speight had eight children: his six sons and elder daughter all became photographers, as did one of his grand-daughters. The sons were sent out "with five pounds, a bible and a tin trunk" and set up studios in Market Harborough, Exmouth, Nuneaton, Kettering, Leamington Spa, Redditch and Sutton Coldfield.

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