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The Thorns - Pioneer Photographers of Bude 1855 - 1932

The Thorn family were pioneer photographers in Bude from the mid 1850's. We, family relatives, have many of the old glass negatives which we use today to reproduce their amazing images. They are made using modern techniques digitally, using Museum Archive quality inks and photographic paper. They are copyright protected.

Photographers give us a glimpse into the past and bring to life parts of the area we know so
well, as they were when the photographs were taken.
Harry Thorn was Bude’s first photographer. At the young age of 17 or 18 in the 1850's he embarked upon a journey in to uncharted territory in Bude. He somehow managed to learn the art of photography which was in its infancy. It was only since 1851 that advances in photography made it possible for anyone to try the art.

Harry was a true pioneer in the art, in Bude, a small village of 600 inhabitants in the 1850's. He was later joined by his sister Sarah, his brother Samuel, Sarah's daughter Nellie and by Jake Harrison who was to marry Nellie. They recorded the coastal area from Clovelly to Tintagel, until 1932, documenting the various ship wrecks and events of the time.

Napkin Hooks

You can telephone us on 01288 353905 (+44 1288 353905) to place an order if you are uncertain about internet ordering or availability.

We make all of our Napkin Hooks and Clips in Cornwall, England and we currently have all of the range ready for immediate despatch. We will send wherever you are in the world.

Spencer Thorn Jewellers is a trading name of Airculture Ltd - Swiss Cottage - Belle Vue - Bude - Cornwall - UK
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The Napclip

The Napclip

This is our latest creation to aid the weary traveller. Invented and designed by us, it is a multi tool to do more than just hold a napkin. It will also hold earphone wires, when you are travelling by plane. Use as a money clip. As a stylus for your PDA. It also neatly holds a folded napkin like a napkin ring. Or even use as a bookmark.