Frank Herbert (1890 – 1976)
The photographic business was started in Durham by Frank’s grandfather, Robert. Before becoming a photographer, he had been a taxidermist, a barber, a bit of a poacher and had even practised a little bloodletting!
Frank’s father moved to Bowness in the 1880’s and started a business on Lake Road.
Frank ran the business with his brother Louis. In World War One, Frank served as a motorcycle despatch rider in the Border Regiment in India and Mesopotamia, and Louis was a photographer in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force.
The business was sold in 1960 upon Frank’s retirement.
Windermere: birthplace of British naval and civil marine aeroplanes