Hertfordshire Postcard Artists, Photographers, Publishers, etc.
Sarah or Sydney Giles
This newsagent clearly sold post cards and the picture comes from a card with a back suggesting a date of 1903-4, although it was not posted until 1907.
A number of cards are known, including this one, which have the publisher name as:
S. Giles, Bushey
S. Giles was probably Mrs Sarah Giles, wife of a Metropolitan policeman, as her son Sydney was probably a bit too young to run the shop..
|about 1885||Sydney William Giles birth registered in Hampstead, London|
|1891||Sydney Giles (5, born Hampstead, London) was living at the Elms Lodge, Aldenham, with parents Charles (39, metropolitan police constable, born Marylebone, London) and Sarah (39, born Shoreditch, London and siblings Charles (13, born Paddington, ), Beatrice (21, Born Hampstead), Albert (8, born Hampstead) and Gertrude (3, born Bushey.)|
|1901||Sydney Giles (15, born Hampstead) was a wood carver living at 56 Merry Hill Mount, Bushey, with parents Charles (49, metropolitan police constable) and Sarah (49) and siblings Charles (23, bricklayer), Beatrice (21), Albert (18, plumber) and Gertrude (13).|
|1908||Marriage of Beatrice Amy Giles to Henry Eden, and on the same page Gertrude Maria Giles to Charles Alfred Hughes, registered at Watford (June)|
|1908||Miss Beatrice Giles, newsagent, 52 [sic] High Street, Bushey|
|1908||Marriage of Sydney William Giles and Edith May Darling registered at Watford (June)|
|1908||Marriage of Charles John Giles and Ester Annie Horsnell registered at Watford (September)|
|1911||Charles Samuel Giles (59, Police Pensioner) and his wife Sarah Ann (59), together their son Charles John Giles (33, bricklayer) and his family were living at 14 Charles Street, Brighton.|
|1911||Henry Eden (28, shopkeeper, tobacconist) and his wife Beatrice Amy Eden [nee Giles] (30, confectioner, stationer) were living at 42 High Street, Bushey|
|1911||Sydney William Giles (26, tobacconist, born Hampstead) and his wife Edith May [Durling](married 3 years) were with his brother-in-law, Harry William Durling in Fulham.|
|1912||Mrs Beatrice Eden, newsagent, 42 High Street, Bushey|
|1914||Mrs Beatrice Eden, newsagent, 42 High Street, Bushey|
|1917||Mrs Beatrice Eden, newsagent, 42 High Street, Bushey|
|1917||Sydney William Giles, of Kit Silano, Vancouver, Canada, died in France 8th November, 1917. Administration on 26th July, 1918, to George Durling, the attorney of Edith May Giles.|
|1922||Patrick Feery, Newsagent, 42 High Street, Bushey|
|August 2016||Page created|