Edward Charles LE GRICE, 18881970 (aged 81 years)

Name
Edward Charles /LE GRICE/
Surname
LE GRICE
Given names
Edward Charles
Birth December 31, 1888
Baptism December 31, 1914 (aged 26 years)
Note: Princes St Congregational Church,Norwich
Occupation
Mstr Grocer/photographer

Death July 2, 1970 (aged 81 years)
Address: 182 Earlham Rd, Norwich, Norfolk
Baptism

Princes St Congregational Church,Norwich

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Edward Charles Le Grice was born on 31 Dec 1888 in Norwich, Norfolk. He died on 2 Jul 1970 in 182 Earlham Rd, Norwich, Norfolk. Edward was employed as Mstr Grocer/photographer. He was baptized on 31 Dec 1914 in Princes St Congregational Church, Norwich and was apprentice to George Chandler, Grocer and Tea Dealer, of 90 Prince of Wales Rd Norwich, commencing on 1st April, 1902 and finishing four years later to the day, learning the Art, Trade or Business of Grocer & Tea Dealer and earning 2/6 per week for the first year, 3/6 per week for the 2nd year,4/6 per week for 3rd year, and 8/0 per week for the 4th year.[Taken from copy of Indenture Articles] Edward married Edith Foulger (1893 - 1975) daughter of Edward Foulger and Alice Holland on 31 Dec 1914 in Princes St Congregational Church, Norwich. They had three children: Joan Hilda Kathleen Le Grice (1919 - 1919); Edna Dorothy Le Grice (1921 - 2000) who married Donald Vernon Smith in 1942; and Doris Le Grice (1922 - ) Edward Charles Le Grice, FRPS, photographed over 2000 topographical subjects between 1952 and 1962, mainly of architectural or archaeological interest but the collection also includes an interesting selection of micrographs, X-ray images and zoological subjects. Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Petra, and North Africa, Austria, France, Belgium, Italy, USA and Canada all came under Mr Le Grice's eye from the Empire State building and America's first national supermarket, in Massachusetts in the 30s, to gargoyles on the cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris. Based in Norwich, Norfolk, he specialised in pictures of Norwich Cathedral and by 1950 had amassed some 5,000 photographs of its various architectural features. The cathedral archive own a number of prints and some material thought to be with RPS… The Hulton Picture Collection acquired the archive in 1963. Norwich Cathedral: Its Interest and Beauty, Volume 2 by Le Grice, E. C. The Soman-Wherry Press, Ltd. : Norwich

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Doris Le Grice reports that her father went to Sandringham to show films to the Royal Family. H.M.King George VI, H. M. Queen Mary,H.M. Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, The Lady Mary Cambridge, and the Earl and Countess of Athlone. These were "The Romance of the Swan", "The Great Crested Grebe", The Birds at Blakeney Point", "The Wild Ducks at How Hill" and "The Glory of the Garden"

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Eastern Evening News Fri July 3, 1970 MR E.C. LE GRICE DIES AGED 81 Mr Edward Charles Le Grice, the Norwich photographer, died yesterday, aged 81. Mr Le Grice, of 182 Earlham Rd, Norwich was a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and did valuable work in photographing the treasures of Norwich. He took up photography immediately after the First World War and the late Dean Willink encouraged him to make studies in the Cathedral BOOKS When Dean Cranage began his work of renovation in the cloisters and the nave, the opportunity came for a complete survey of the whole building and Mr Le Grice took countless photographs in and around the cathedral. From these, books of photographs were published. Other books were devoted to his photographs of Norwich itself and of damage in air raids. Mr Le Grice made a number of visits to North Africa to take photographs and films for missionary societies. In 1953 he visited the United States and Canada on a lecture tour. He then presented a leather bound book containing a photographic record of Norwich Norfolk on behalf of the Lord Mayor of the city, Mr RH Mottram and himselfd. REPLICA The book was a replica of the one presented to the Queen on the occasion of her wedding. In 1958 Mr Le Grice visited Rouen where he showed coloured slides of Norwich, and five years later in Italy he was Given special privileges to take photographs in art galleries in Rome, Florence and elsewhere. Five and a half years ago, Mr Le Grice and his wife celebrated their Golden Wedding. He leaves a widow and two daughters.

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Dated 1st April 1902 Edward Charles Le Grice with the consent of his mother to George Chandler Apprenticeship indentures for Four Years

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