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Notes on Peggy Blake, nee Butcher

See interview tapes 172, 173 and 174.

Born
c 1920. No brothers or sisters.

Parents
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.

Married
In 1940 to John Blake, administrator in Health service.

Work
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

Son
Max Blake, 8 Oakley Gardens, London, SW3 5QG

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