A view across the River Thames. c.1955
3 0 c m
actual image size: 23cm x 22cm

A view across the River Thames. c.1955

Frederick James Wilfred

© Russell Wilfred/courtesy Museum of London

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A view across the River Thames of the Royal Festival Hall and Shot Tower, misty though visible in the distance. The 19th century shot tower was demolished in 1967 to make way for the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

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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