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J.H. Cleet (photographer)

Post by Kevin » Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:00 pm

During the 20's and 30's there was a South Shields photographer called J.H. Cleet who took many photos of ships and shipping on the Tyne. I've tried, without success, to find out his history. If anyone has any info i'd be grateful to hear it.

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Re: J.H. Cleet (photographer)

Post by sless » Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:23 pm

have a ganzy here for a start
hope this helps

http://www.johnbage.pwp.blueyonder.co.u ... ge%206.htm
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Re: J.H. Cleet (photographer)

Post by baldy.smith » Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:29 pm

James Henry Cleet FRPS

born 1876, Westoe, South Shields.

Married Eva Aspery on Boxing Day 1908.

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Re: J.H. Cleet (photographer)

Post by sless » Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:33 pm

do yoyu know what street
there are some lovely people from westoe
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Re: J.H. Cleet (photographer)

Post by baldy.smith » Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:38 pm

sless wrote:do yoyu know what street
there are some lovely people from westoe
:wink:
he was born at 24 Bath Street, sorry I don't know what time of the day. :wink:

In those days sless, most of Shields was classed as Westoe even posh parts like Laygate was down as Westoe.

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Re: J.H. Cleet (photographer)

Post by Kevin » Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:54 pm

Thanks everyone, it's a good start and a lot more than i had.

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Re: J.H. Cleet (photographer)

Post by baldy.smith » Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:56 pm

James Henry Cleet FRPS, photographer (1876 - 1959)

There was also James Henry Cleet, artist of South Shields. (1840 - 1913)

I believe that they are father and son, James senior was a shipwright by profession,
I believe he was born with the name James Cleet and the Henry was added to his name
later in life. There is no record of any other James Henry Cleet being born other than
the photographer.

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Re: J.H. Cleet (photographer)

Post by sless » Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:51 pm

westoe is a lovely place to live
imeary street was cordoned off the other day
with the rozzers shutting the road off due to shotgun fire
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Re: J.H. Cleet (photographer)

Post by baldy.smith » Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:56 pm

sless wrote:westoe is a lovely place to live
imeary street was cordoned off the other day
with the rozzers shutting the road off due to shotgun fire
I've got an aunt living in Imeary Street (don't think she will still be alive).
The family have lived in the same house since the 1920s at least.
Going down Imeary Street from Westoe, on the left, past the shops,
it is the very last house (upstairs flat) before you come to what used to
be a car showroom.

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Re: J.H. Cleet (photographer)

Post by Kevin » Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:34 am

Thanks very much for the info. Does your records show if he had any children?
baldy.smith wrote:James Henry Cleet FRPS, photographer (1876 - 1959)

There was also James Henry Cleet, artist of South Shields. (1840 - 1913)

I believe that they are father and son, James senior was a shipwright by profession,
I believe he was born with the name James Cleet and the Henry was added to his name
later in life. There is no record of any other James Henry Cleet being born other than
the photographer.

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Re: J.H. Cleet (photographer)

Post by baldy.smith » Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:58 am

Cleet was not a common name in South Shields, you can find out more by clicking on
the link below. Births and deaths are from 1837 to 1937 and marriages from 1837 to 2006.

James Henry Cleet had an older sister, called Elizabeth Constance Cleet.


http://www.southtyneside.info/community ... fault.aspx

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Re: J.H. Cleet (photographer)

Post by Kevin » Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:44 am

Thanks for the link, much appreciated.

baldy.smith wrote:Cleet was not a common name in South Shields, you can find out more by clicking on
the link below. Births and deaths are from 1837 to 1937 and marriages from 1837 to 2006.

James Henry Cleet had an older sister, called Elizabeth Constance Cleet.


http://www.southtyneside.info/community ... fault.aspx

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Re: J.H. Cleet (photographer)

Post by sless » Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:58 am

your so clever baldy
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Post by baldy.smith » Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:00 am

sless wrote:your so clever baldy
And I'm very modest about it. :wink:

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Re: J.H. Cleet (photographer)

Post by johnc10 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:35 am

baldy.smith wrote:
sless wrote:your so clever baldy
And I'm very modest about it. :wink:

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...... but of course you are :wink:
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Post by baldy.smith » Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:38 am

johnc10 wrote:
...... but of course you are :wink:

Ahhhh! I see you have finally been turfed out of your bed. :roll:

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Re: J.H. Cleet (photographer)

Post by johnc10 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:41 am

baldy.smith wrote:
johnc10 wrote:
...... but of course you are :wink:

Ahhhh! I see you have finally been turfed out of your bed. :roll:

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Nope, Something For The Weekend has just finshed :P
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Re: J.H. Cleet (photographer)

Post by baldy.smith » Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:46 am

johnc10 wrote: Nope, Something For The Weekend has just finshed :P
You've had your hair cut? :?

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Re: J.H. Cleet (photographer)

Post by johnc10 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:48 am

baldy.smith wrote:
johnc10 wrote: Nope, Something For The Weekend has just finshed :P
You've had your hair cut? :?

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Nope, that was wednesday, that's why I wasn't on...... oh, that and a bliddy virus :(
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Re: J.H. Cleet (photographer)

Post by VictorCleet » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:48 pm

Cleet was the family name on my Grandfather´s side . His name was Phillip Cleet .
He married a Mary Ann Bunting from N. Ireland. They had two daughters : Frances Eileen ( 1919) my mother , and Florence Doreen ( 1926) my aunt.The lived in Bell Terrace , Newcastle.
My grandmother always said that James Cleet was a distant relation.

Phillip Cleet died around 1930 with pneumonia (aged 40 ?) caused by the hardships of the Depression.
My mother had in her possesion a large size paper magazine ( 20 x 30 inches? ) approx 30 pages.Believe it was published by one of the Newcastle newspapers. Long time ago. This magazine disappeared when my parents moved house in 1986.
I still remember the photographs of the ramshackle housing and the terrible living condions in Newcastle in the early 20th Century. I do wish that I still had a copy.
I now live in the south of Spain and over the years I have tried to find more info on the Cleets. As to be expected a number of Cleets spent their lives connected to the seas. In the Shipyards as carpenters, ( one ,a distant uncle, sent a writing -desk which he had made for me by railway but it got lost in transit) or as Mariners . Sadly I have been unable to any further investigations. Interesting but not sure if this will be of any help to you.

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