Thankfull Sturdee was born in Deptford April 24th 1852 and Christened June 27th 1852 in Deptford. He was married to Catherine Sarah Bland (b Deptford 1854) in 1883 and had 1 son and 1 daughter.
He is listed as living and working at the following places.
70 Tanners Hill from 1899 to 1900
16 Bolden Street from 1900 to 1903.
157 Malpas Road, Deptford 1909 - 1910.
1881: photographer living at 252 Evelyn Street, Deptford.
1901: photographer living at 16 Bolden Street, Deptford.
1912: photographer living at 151 Manor Road, Brockley, Deptford.
1917: photographer living at 26 Geoffrey Road, Brockley, Deptford.
He Joined the Daily Mirror as staff photographer September 1911, retired 1922.
Above is a Commemorative plaque from Lewisham Borough Council fixed to Studio 2 in Bolden Street. He died at 26 Geoffrey Road, Brockley, Deptford April 3 1934.
I recently purchased one of his books "Reminiscences of old Deptford" 1895. I have seen this book advertise for sale at £75 to, would you believe £145!! Mine was a lot cheaper and have decided to copy and post its contents here so all the folk of Deptford can enjoy its content. He is the first instalment with more to follow. Enjoy