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Portrait of Colonel Harry Twyford
Mr Sidney Horsley
Hawkins, E (Brighton)
c 1890's-1900's ?
Brighton Photographer's studio
About this image
Colonel Harry Twyford married George Brettle's widow (George Brettle was a Belper Textile-Hosiery entrepreneur during the Industrial Revolution, who by 1830 had developed a huge concern, using yarn from Strutts factories). The Twyford family sold 'George Brettle and Co', which had become international producers of nightwear and underwear, to Courtaulds Textiles in 1964, after which the Company moved to Alfreton. The grandfather of the owner of this photograph (Mr Horsley) was Colonel Harry Twyford's coachman. The picture was sent in undated, but E Hawkins of Brighton, the photographer, seems to have been operating in Brighton after the 1880's.