Hertfordshire Postcard Artists, Photographers, Publishers, etc.

Arthur Henry Hill


in Berkhamsted circa 1900

Berkhamsted High Street - PC by A H Hill

Church und High Street, Berkhamstedt

Arthur H Hill, Berkhamstedt.  Phototyped in Frankfurt

Undivided back presumably published circa 1903

[Note the Germanic spelling on this post card.]

The mark denotes mine abode "The Laurels" Berkhamsted, Herts. Thought you might like this for your collection. Sorry had not time to answer your letter before coming South. ... With Love M K McL. 18-3-04

Posted to Miss B. Macmillan, Post Office, Whiting Bay, Arran


date   source   data
1869   census   Born at St Pancras, London
1891   census   Pianoforte tuner living at 63 & 64 Chalk Farm Road, St Pancras with parents and siblings. Father a builder
1895   census   Son born at Berkhamsted
1901   census   Brewer's Clerk living at 226 High Street, Berkhamsted, with family
1902   directory   Fancy goods & toy dealer, 236 High Street, Berkhamsted, next door to George Henry Sills, photographer
1905   census   Daughter born in Berkhamsted
1908   census   Not listed in Berkhamsted
1911   census   Fruiterer & Greengrocers at 550 Baring Road, Plaistow E, West Ham, Essex, with family

It would seem that Arthur Hill only had a fancy goods shop in Berkhamsted for a short time at the very beginning of the 20th century and was approached by a post card publisher, presumably based in Frankfurt to have some view cards printed. It would be interesting to know if there were other views which include the misspelt "BERKHAMSTEDT" or whether he later ordered cards with a divided back.


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Town Hall & Berkhamstedt

Undivided back posted 1906

November 2013   Page created
February 2016   Thumb of Town Hall card