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The Crown: Bert Phillips Photographers (8)

Updated: Apr 30

Bert Phillips a 20th century mid-Somerset photographer worked here for almost 40 years



A 20th century mid-Somerset photographer has been honoured with a blue plaque. This tribute to Bert Phillips has been installed on the building in Wells Market Place where he worked for almost 40 years in the last century. It was a photographic studio and shop from 1855 to 1979 before becoming part of the Crown hotel. The last owner was Hilda Southwood whose son Alan unveiled the plaque on November 22, 2016.



The Crown, Wells. Bert Phillips' photography studio was located in the left hand building. Photo by Phil Broek.
The Crown, Wells. Bert Phillips' photography studio was located in the left hand building. Photo by Phil Broek.


“Mother worked at the photographic studio all her life and donated many old photographs and negatives to Wells Museum on her retirement,” said Alan.


“She and Dad, together with Uncle Bert (Phillips) would be very pleased the old firm is not forgotten.”



Blue Plaque map, City of Wells
The Crown Hotel is at location 8

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