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Charles Edward & Arthur Medrington, photographers, Liverpool.

Arthur (b.1857) and Charles Medrington (b1863) were the sons of Marcus Medrington, a Scottish perfumer and hairdresser with a shop in Bath, Somerset.


Left: Advert from 1869 for Medrington's, 44 Milsom Street, Bath.

 Arthur Stanhope Medrington opened an artists studio, about 1879, at 128 Bold Street, Liverpool. Two years later he was advertising as a photographer at 33, Bold Street whilst living at 2, Tagus Street, Toxteth Park. Sometime between 1882 & 1886 the studio moved to 29, Bold Street.

Arthur Medrington joined with his younger brother, Charles Edward, to create a limited company. Medrington's was registered as a Limited Company on 4th October 1890. Shareholders were members of the family and possibly some friends. The first half-year dividends were 15%.

Medrington's advert for the Lord Mayor's Ball, 1894.
Medrington's advert for the Lord Mayor's Ball, 1894.


An 1890s Cabinet Photo of a large house or hall (location unknown) by Medrington's Ltd. The main part of their business was portrait photography.  



Medrington's advert, 1894.

Medrington's also had a branch at 22a King Street, Manchester in the early 1900s.

This appears to have been a succesful photographic company which continued for over four decades. About 1936 the studio moved to 61a Bold Street, Liverpool and the Medrington's was still listed in directories in 1938. 

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