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 who was 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.
Thanks to the
generous assistance of the Speight family and members of
the public, in Rugby, around the UK and as far away as
the USA and Australia, and the cooperation of museums,
galleries, libraries, archives and record offices, the
story of the lives and work of the members of this
talented family can now be told.
Speight Family of Photographers Page
Edward Hall Speight and
his Family -
A4 channel bound [left], card cover, c.
170 pages, with over 380 photographs, drawings and
illustrations, most previously unpublished, and many in
A comprehensive study of the
Speight family of photographers and their work.
Price per copy: £45.00 – or direct from
the publisher at £40, including UK postage.
The Speights of
Rugby * - Photographers
[* and at Market
Harborough, Nuneaton, Kettering, Leamington Spa,
and Sutton Coldfield
A5 stapled booklet [left], card cover, c.
65 pages, with over 160 photographs and illustrations,
most previously unpublished and many in colour.
Price per copy: £6.99 – or direct from the
publisher at £5.50, including UK postage.
To obtain further
information or to order copies, contact:
Publications, 7 Curie Close,
Tel: 07976 577723
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