The Magazine of Lenton Local History Society


J. Spree - Nottingham Postcard Publisher


Nottingham - City Centre



John Henry Spree (1869-1932) came to live in Nottingham c.1915. He had previously lived in Hastings in Sussex where he had published a limited number of picture postcards using his own photographs of the area.

An article about John Henry Spree is included in Lenton Times No.32. For more information about the article click here.

We are slowly assembling a catalogue of the postcards produced by John Henry Spree while he lived in Nottingham. Many of the images used on this page are taken, with permission, from the Picture the Past website. This website showcases various photographic collections including that of the Local Studies Library at Nottingham Central Library. If you would like to acquire your own copy of one of Picture the Past's images then you should click on their name.

We are keen to establish when Spree might have taken a particular photograph. So the earliest date for a used postcard are noted along with anything else that might help pinpoint when the postcard was produced.

If you have any Spree postcards not shown here we would be delighted to receive electronic copies of them. If you can help us out with the number, have a postcard that is already on the site but is in better condition than the one we are using, or you have an earlier postmark for your postcard please get in touch. To contact us - click here.


See also:- Nottingham Albert Hall, Nottingham Castle Grounds, Nottingham Market Square, Nottingham Palais De Danse



Postcard

Location

Date Published

Publisher

Source

Photo courtesy of Steve ZaleskiSee in Lightbox

Theatre Square, Nottm. 114

Looking down on Theatre Square from the Westminster Building with the Theatre Royal on the left.

Modern Day View

1921/22

'Spree'

Lenton Times Magazine - Issue 32

Photo courtesy of Picture the PastSee in Lightbox

Theatre Square, Nottm. 174

Parliament Street focusing on the new Elite Cinema building which opened in 1921.

Modern Day View

Some time in the 1920s

'Spree'

Picture the Past

Photo courtesy of Picture the PastSee in Lightbox

Nottingham

Elite Picture Theatre, Parliament Street, Nottingham

Modern Day View

Some time in the 1920s

'J.Spree'

Picture the Past

Photo courtesy of John HibbittSee in Lightbox

200, Friar Yard, Friar Lane. Nottm

Buildings on Friar Lane, near junction with Beastmarket Hill, Nottingham

Modern Day View

Some time in the 1920s

'Spree'

Courtesy of John Hibbitt

Photo courtesy of Picture the Past
See in Lightbox

Bluecoat School, Nottm. 259

Bluecoat School, Mansfield Road, Nottingham.

Modern Day View

Some time in the 1920s

'Spree'

Picture the Past

Photo courtesy of Picture the PastSee in Lightbox

Market Place, Nottm. 275

Market Place, Nottingham.

Some time in the 1920s

'Spree'

Picture the Past

Photo courtesy of Picture the PastSee in Lightbox

Blind Institute, Nottm. 956

Royal Midland Institution for the Blind, Chaucer Street, Nottingham.

Modern Day View

Some time in the 1920s

'Spree'

Picture the Past

Photo courtesy of Picture the PastSee in Lightbox

In Castle Rock, Nottm 974

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, Castle Road, Nottingham.

Modern Day View

Some time in the 1920s

'Spree'

Picture the Past



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