Sidwell of Meriden

The Sidwell name is known locally for the woman who was the Meriden postmistress at the time these postcards were produced. It appears that her husband was the photographer, taking many views of North Warwickshire about the 1904-1907 period. This area coincided with the villages that Arthur Sidwell visited in his role of school attendance officer. This did not include central Coventry, but as an original native of Foleshill he had a small output covering what were to later become city suburbs. Only a few were produced as actual photographs as most used a printing process based on dot prints made up like newspaper photographs. He had an eye for the unusual and some views and buildings can only be found on his postcards.