Places associates with "F S" or the London View Co.

Brighton

 

The London View Company printed a series of coloured views of Brighton - and the earliest dates suggest the series was put on the market in July 1905. A number of the cards were reprinted in 1906/7 after it had become the London View Company Limited, and it seems that the unnumbered cards also date from this later period.

 

A general article Beside the Seaside in Edwardian Brighton by Mike Green & Rendel Williams was published in PPCM May 2012. It includes two "F S" cards.

Cards of Brighton published by The London View Company

The Clock Tower  No 2

Inland Early Views

27 July 1905

The Memorial   No 3

14 September 1905

[Also without crest]

 

The Pavilion

No 1 - 17 Aug 1907

 

The Palace Pier

No 5 - 10 September 1905

 

St Peters Church, Brighton  No 7

Inland Early Views  3 August 1905

 

Old Styne   No 9

Inland Early Views  5 September 1905

 

A Rough Sea, Brighton  No 11

8 August 1905

 

 

Sea Front, Brighton, No 16

Inland Early Views  11 December 1905

also with Coat of Arms. September 1906

London View Co

Inland Early Views

 

View from West Pier, Brighton [No 12]

2 November 1906

Sea Front & West Pier [No 15]

19 December 1906

 

St Matthews Church

25 September 1906

   

London View Co Ltd

Inland (1)

 

Black Rock   17 May 1910

Hove Lawn

Preston Park

 

Bathing at Brighton

London View Co Ltd

Inland (1)  4 July 1908

 

The Promenade, Brighton

London View Co Ltd

 

The following cards, by "F S," were almost certainly produced by the London View Company Limited for the summer of 1906, although dated examples are not known. They could be among the earliest "F S" cards known. Some carried the words "Printed by the London View Co. Ltd. for F. G. Harwood & Co., Brighton ."

 Similar sets were produced for Hastings and Southend on Sea.

Brighton cards by "F S"

Published by The London View Company Ltd, in some cases with F G Harwood.

Suggested date Summer 1906

 

See Pa's Holiday at Brighton

 

 

In 1907 it seems that the London View Company Limited published view post cards with pictures which had actually been take by Valentine.

Queen's Park, Brighton

London View Co. Ltd.

Posted March 1907

 

Queen's Park, Brighton

London View Co. Ltd.

Unposted [Jan 1908]

 

Picture also published by Valentine

 

In Queen's Park, Brighton

Valentine JV 52604 (= early 1906)

Posted September 1907

At least 2 other "valentine" editions 

 

A Gallant Rescue, Queens's Park, Brighton

[Could this also have been published by Valentine?]

 

Also overprinted with "A Happy New Year" and no extra name stamp - posted 28 December 1908

LH Margin blank

"? Gordon" stamped on picture

Posted 25 September, 1908

In 1908 F. G. Harwood started to publish view cards of the Brighton area as the "Centurion Series" - presumably to replace the ones produced by the London View Company Limited, which was wound up in August 1907.

Cards of Brighton published in Centurion Series

by F G Harwood

Brighton, The Aquarium - 25 April 1908

 

Brighton, Palace Pier

 

Brighton, View from West Pier

Brighton, A Rough Sea

 

Old Steine Gardens and Fountain

 

 

F. G Harwood established the Brighton View Company at some time during the relevant period. It is not certain whether it co-existed alongside the London View Company Ltd, or was created then the London company closed down. The possibility that he was a director of both cannot be ruled out.

St Luke's Church, Brighton BVC

1907

Kings Road, Brighton BVC

July 1910

Southover Street (3) BVC  

Unveiling Brighton and Hove Memorial to King Edward VII BVC

No 4

 

Brighton Aquarium by Night BVC

No 265

 
Brighton Beach BVC 1912

Brunswick Place, Hove Brighton View Company

3b Church Street, Brighton

Not posted

Greetings from Brighton

No 47

Brighton View Company

3b Church Street, Brighton

21 May 1913

Eaton Place, Brighton Brighton View Company

3a Clarence Street, Brighton

31 July 1913