51 Peel Street

Creating this web site has been a learning curve for myself.I never knew that the shop had existed on three sites around town.51 Peel Street being the first site for the shopAccording to Colin Harding the curator of photographic technology at the Bradford Photographic Museum,Pyes's of Clitheroe definitely is one of the oldest photography shops in the United Kingdom.To his knowledge there is only one older shop in the UK and that is Edward Reeves Photography down in Lewes,Sussex which amazingly has been going since 1855.But that does not mean to say there are not another few shops hiding away somewhere else in the UK.So if you want a 'good class camera' and 'gas light postcards' get down to Peel Street.

Taken in the 1890's/early 1900's for this promotional card.