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Roots57

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C.V. Shorthouse, Photographer, 410 Ravenhill Road, Belfast.
« on: August 22, 2019, 08:42:40 PM »
I am looking for information on C.V. Shorthouse ,Photographer.  His name is stamped on the back of a photograph of my grandfather in military uniform dated about 1940.  I'm trying to find out if there are any of his records still in existence.

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Re: C.V. Shorthouse, Photographer, 410 Ravenhill Road, Belfast.
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2019, 11:32:28 PM »
Charles Victor Shorthouse died in 1950 according to the PRONI Will Calendars index:
Shorthouse Charles Victor of 410 Ravenhill Road Belfast outdoor photographer died 26 April 1950 Probate Belfast 17 October to Mary Ethel Shorthouse the widow. Effects 3836 16s. 1d.

The GRONI death registration index shows a reported age at death of 60. 

His widow died the following year:
Shorthouse Mary Ethel of 410 Ravenhill Road Belfast widow died 20 November 1951 at Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast Probate Belfast 3 March to Northern Bank Limited. Effects 7864 5s. 11d.

If there are any images posted above that are important to you, take your own copy - I cannot guarantee they will appear indefinitely.

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Re: C.V. Shorthouse, Photographer, 410 Ravenhill Road, Belfast.
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2019, 11:54:22 PM »
I'm not getting back any 'hits' when searching for the surname 'Shorthouse' in the PRONI eCatalogue.  The death notices for the couple in 1950 and 1951 basically said 'funeral private', ie. there was no mention of any children or other relatives. Nor am I getting any local 'hits' for the surname Shorthouse in newspapers post 1951.

I can see him in the 1891, 1901 and 1911 England censuses (his age at death must have been understated), he was a Birmingham man, not sure how he and his wife ended up in Northern Ireland, he did have several siblings, if any records still exist, they may have ended up with their children, though I'm not optimistic...

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Re: C.V. Shorthouse, Photographer, 410 Ravenhill Road, Belfast.
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2019, 03:52:52 PM »
Thanks for that CMcG.  Mr Shorthouse took some photographs of local soldiers during WW2.  I have seen several of his photographs recently.  I hope his collection is not lost. It would be a valuable source for local historians and researchers.  I was hoping there would be a clue to my grandfathers WW2 service.(he would have been about 60 years old but he was not in the Home Guard)
Thanks again for all your help.

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Re: C.V. Shorthouse, Photographer, 410 Ravenhill Road, Belfast.
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2019, 10:38:05 AM »
Nothing of substance to add. Charles Victor Shorthouse was born in Edgbaston Birmingham 28 October 1889. In 1914 he signed up for 3 years with the 6th London RF artillery. He was then a photographer and already married.

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Re: C.V. Shorthouse, Photographer, 410 Ravenhill Road, Belfast.
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2021, 11:19:47 AM »
Have you any information on CV Shorthouse the photographer


 

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