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32 New Square

History of 32 New Square

13/9/1905: Sir – I believe the earliest Cambridge photographer was George Proctor, who lived in [32] New Square until he died about 1850. About the same time Sarony, a celebrated photographer, was allowed to carry on his business in a caravan on Parker’s Piece. There were others including Nichols who had a flourishing business; he moved from Slaughter House Lane to St Mary’s Passage and later his son to Post Office Terrace. He took my own portrait in 1854 and it is as good today as it was then – ‘Three score and twelve’ (Cam.News)

For more information about George Proctor, see:

http://www.fadingimages.uk/photoPr.asp

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