Saturday, April 7, 2012

William Harold Cox of Luton & St Albans

Hexton Manor
Last November I posted details of some of the post cards of Hertfordshire produced by W. H. Cox and Jack commented that he had seen some other cards. As a result I decided to look into the biographical background in more detail. The cards I have seen were all produced when he had premises in Castle Street, Luton, in about 1905. In 1908 he married a local girl, daughter of a straw hat manufacturer, and went to live in and work in St Albans, while apparently keeping the business running in Luton. However by 1914 he had returned to Luton to kive - and also to run a studio in Wellington Street, Luton. It would be interesting to know if he published any Hertfordshire cards from his St Albans Studio, or from his later Luton Studio. 

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