Two boys climbing. c.1955
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 22cm

Two boys climbing. c.1955

Frederick James Wilfred

© Russell Wilfred/courtesy Museum of London

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Two boys climb up and over the door to premises belonging to a firm of stone masons in Thessaly Road, South Lambeth. On a double gate to the left is painted 'Frank England Ltd., Thames Works, Marble, Stone & Granite Craftsmen'. To the right, next to the climbing boys, is a notice 'Warning: Unauthorised persons are forbidden to enter this area'. A crane is visible in the background.

Fred Wilfred worked as Chief Photographer for Hawker Siddeley Aviation during the 1950s. In 1963 he started his own commercial and portrait studio in Hampton Hill. Wilfred was a member of the Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Society and a founder member of the London Portrait Group. Acclaimed for his portraiture and wedding photography, his documentary work, like this photograph, has remained largely unseen.




1955 AD - 1965 AD

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