advert describes Ayton as being established in 1854. Where were they
The advert gives studio addresses in 1900 as:
- Shipquay Place, Londonderry.
- Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh.
Ayton studio at Bruntsfield Place operated from 1881 until 1940.
Photos of Studio
you to Ian Bartlett who sent me the the following images:
- a Valentine postcard showing a view
looking across from the city walls to Ayton's studio at Shipquay Place,
- the two photos below of Shipquay
Place, taken in the 1930s:
"Ayton was operating from
Shipquay Place, Londonderry, by 1884.
The studio building still exists
and is used as offices. A local developer has bought the site and the
buildings will become a hotel & restaurant. The exterior will be retained
and the glass loft that was his studio will be restored."
Ian Bartlett, Londonderry, Northern Ireland: December