Bromley House Library

Established 1816

The Pauline Heathcote Archive


The Pauline Heathcote Archive

The late Pauline Heathcote LRPS was President of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Photographic Society 1972-1973. Pauline and her husband, Bernard published several books some of which they illustrated with their own photographs.

Photographic Historian Pauline researched thoroughly and diligently. With Bernard she visited many archives and libraries to discover information about photographers and studios nationwide as well as corresponding with institutes around the world. In addition to publishing several books, Pauline wrote articles and papers for publication in various journals and magazines. Her published works are highly regarded and frequently referred to by other Photographic Historians carrying out their own work.

A large proportion of her research was based on local photographers, including the photographers who leased the Bromley House Photographic Studio as well as Bromley House Library members , Samuel Bourne, Arthur Marshall and the Duke of Newcastle.

Bernard Heathcote has generously donated Pauline's archive of research notes as well as photographs to Bromley House Library

The studio can be visited  on the first Wednesday of the month in the afternoon only from 2.30 pm until the library closes at 6.00 pm. This is by appointment only to those who are not members of the library. To arrange a visit to the studio please email For information about membership please visit the Join Us page of our website.