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: British Empire & Commonwealth

: Lewis-Hopkins

: 2017/002

: Lewis-Hopkins collection

: 1930s

: Trevor Hopkins came from the Bristol area, and in 1936 moved to India to work for Walter Bushnell Ltd, Consulting Opthalmic Opticians in Calcutta. He was a keen photographer and compiled 2 albums during his time in India. In July 1939, he joined the army of reserve officers. Immediately after WW2, he was involved in the post-war commission in Berlin. In 1944 Trevor Hopkins married Audrey Lewis and changed his name to Lewis-Hopkins. On his return to the UK, he started his own optical business in Bristol, where he worked until his retirement. The couple lived at 5 Old Sneed Avenue, Stoke Bishop, Bristol. Trevor died c.1993 and Audrey in 2010, and their only son Clive died in 2013. Trevor Lewis-Hopkins ashes were interred at Chewton Keynsham where he grew up (see photograph of his home in 2017/002/1/1). There are further records about Trevor Lewis-Hopkins and his wife Audrey in Bristol Archives (accession no. 45738). This collection consists of 2 photograph albums compiled by Lewis-Hopkins, showing scenes mainly in India from 1936 to 1939. This catalogue was produced with support from the National Cataloguing Grants Programme for Archives

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