Arthur Debenham (Matthews)
It was most fortunate that Henry Matthews of Seaview born in 1849 was a keen photographer and many of his photographs exist today. Henry's brother Arthur was also a photographer who traded under the name
Arthur Debenhamof Ryde to avoid any confusion about the Matthews name. If anyone who reads this page has photographs by either gentleman I would be most interested in a copy. The above photograph as an example of the work of Henry Matthews, its the Matthews Bakery in Seaview IOW taken about 1870, the Matthews lived next door. The property was built by the Caws family for the Matthews about 1800 and can still be seen in Seaview today, the shop had been converted to a separate self contained house.
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