Lilian Ream was a remarkable
woman who ran a number of businesses in Wisbech including the Borough
Studio. She started her photographic career, at the age of 17, as an
apprentice to Alfred Drysdale, a Wisbech photographer and, after working
with a number of other local firms, she started her own studio in 1909.
In time she took over the
photographic businesses in Wisbech and becme a well-known figure in
the area until her retirement, at the age of 72, in 1949. The family
firm she built continued until 1971 and over this period she amassed
a large collection of photographic negatives.