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Ernie Charman - 1933-2015

Ernie Charman - Photographer 1933-2015

Ernest (Ernie) Charman, had been a long time enthusiast and photographer of Southern England buses, and local Brighton area topographical subjects, both through early Black and White and his well known colour negatives through the 1970's in particular following such themes as;

  • Southdown Motor Services
  • Brighton, Hove & District
  • Brighton Corporation Transport
  • Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company
  • Sussex Independant operators
  • Local Brighton, Hove and Portslade shops, street scenes and the unusual
  • The 'Big Bands' in their heyday at dance halls like the Hove King Alfred and Brighton Regent.

Not until 1993 had anyone been able to purchase any quantity of material from Ernest (Ernie) Charman since his last days stalling at bus events in the South in the mid 1980's. It was our small retail unit close to the Brighton main shopping area that Ernie Charman looked us out & we began buying his offerings, where as an enthusiast the webmaster of this site had bought his images in small prints from his stalls much earlier on BH&D. As we progressed we started to be offered his B&W negatives around 1997, then colour negatives by 1999. The only slides ever offered by Ernie Charman have been commercial slides or those by another well known Brighton & Hove enthusiast, Dale Tringham. During the time since the cessation of Ernie's stall at bus rallies and the Gricerama at Hove Town Hall, he had not sold any images as prints to anyone or if so nothing in any serious bulk, and certainly nothing in negative form but ourselves. Anyone that does find anything of his without his stamp or ours will have bought an unauthorised copy.

Until July 2010 none of this amazing colour library of Brighton and other Southern England images taken by Ernest (Ernie) Charman, had yet been sold by Dinnages or by Ernie Charman in 6x4 size, only ever seen in the old postcard sized prints at the pre-1980 sales he was attending, and through his postal service.

The B&W images in the BW Series are available on the stall and eventually here online. The colour views were always from negatives, and never slides, so anything found in 6x4 size will be copies as we have seen some in more recent years. We own the exclusive commercial rights to this material and will not hesitate to pursue those making profits out of this part of our library without both reference and reward to Ernest (Ernie) Charman.

Eventually everything Ernie had of his own will be made available at 6x4 size. Do make contact if you wish to know more.



Item Publisher/Supplier Item Name- Product Image Price
SMS01:003 Dinnages Postcards

SMS01:003 Southdowns Pool Valley 1950

The second photographic view, & third postcard in our series, shows a conductor inspecting the destination screen of a 1400 series Leyland Tiger...
SMS01:003 Southdowns Pool Valley 1950 £0.50GBP

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BW0054-GP6245 Dinnages Transport Publishing

BW0054-GP6245

Photograph Detail & Descriptions as taken from our library database; Reorder BW0054©ErnieCharman/DinnagesTyped/d busGrade 2 Dated 00/00/51...
BW0054-GP6245 £0.60GBP

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BW0054-GP6245 9x6 Dinnages Transport Publishing

BW0054-GP6245 9x6

Photograph Detail & Descriptions as taken from our library database; Reorder BW0054 Mounted 9x6 ©ErnieCharman/DinnagesTyped/d busGrade 2 Dated...
BW0054-GP6245 9x6 £3.95GBP

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BW0056-FNJ111 Dinnages Transport Publishing

BW0056-FNJ111

Photograph Detail & Descriptions as taken from our library database; Reorder BW0056©ErnieCharman/DinnagesTyped/d busGrade 2 Dated 00/00/51...
BW0056-FNJ111 £0.60GBP

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BW0057-1844 Dinnages Transport Publishing

BW0057-1844

Photograph Detail & Descriptions as taken from our library database; Reorder BW0057©ErnieCharman/DinnagesTypetramGrade 2 Dated 00/00/51...
BW0057-1844 £0.60GBP

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BW0057-1844 9x6 Dinnages Transport Publishing

BW0057-1844 9x6

Photograph Detail & Descriptions as taken from our library database; Reorder BW0057 Mounted 9x6 ©ErnieCharman/DinnagesTypetramGrade 2 Dated...
BW0057-1844 9x6 £3.95GBP

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BW0063-CPM11 9x6 Dinnages Transport Publishing

BW0063-CPM11 9x6

Photograph Detail & Descriptions as taken from our library database; Reorder BW0063 Mounted 9x6 ©ErnieCharman/DinnagesTyped/d busGrade 2 Dated...
BW0063-CPM11 9x6 £3.95GBP

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BW0075-MCD135F 9x6 Dinnages Transport Publishing

BW0075-MCD135F 9x6

Photograph Detail & Descriptions as taken from our library database; Reorder BW0075 Mounted 9x6 ©GGangloff/DinnagesTyped/d o/t busGrade 2 Dated...
BW0075-MCD135F 9x6 £3.95GBP

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BW0086-KGT377 Dinnages Transport Publishing

BW0086-KGT377

Photograph Detail & Descriptions as taken from our library database; Reorder BW0086©ErnieCharman/DinnagesTypecoachGrade 2 Dated 00-06-1951...
BW0086-KGT377 £0.60GBP

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BW0120-LUF501 9x6 Dinnages Transport Publishing

BW0120-LUF501 9x6

Photograph Detail & Descriptions as taken from our library database; Reorder BW0120 Mounted 9x6 ©ErnieCharman/DinnagesTypes/d busGrade 2 Dated...
BW0120-LUF501 9x6 £3.95GBP

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BW0124-HAP992 9x6 Dinnages Transport Publishing

BW0124-HAP992 9x6

Photograph Detail & Descriptions as taken from our library database; Reorder BW0124 Mounted 9x6 ©ErnieCharman/DinnagesTyped/d busGrade 2 Dated...
BW0124-HAP992 9x6 £3.95GBP

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BW0175-GCD377 9x6 Dinnages Transport Publishing

BW0175-GCD377 9x6

Photograph Detail & Descriptions as taken from our library database; Reorder BW0175 Mounted 9x6 ©ErnieCharman/DinnagesTypes/d busGrade 1 Dated...
BW0175-GCD377 9x6 £3.95GBP

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BW0180-GJ2011 9x6 Dinnages Transport Publishing

BW0180-GJ2011 9x6

Photograph Detail & Descriptions as taken from our library database; Reorder BW0180 Mounted 9x6 ©ErnieCharman/DinnagesTyped/d busGrade 2 Dated...
BW0180-GJ2011 9x6 £3.95GBP

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BW0250-CAP131 9x6 Dinnages Transport Publishing

BW0250-CAP131 9x6

Photograph Detail & Descriptions as taken from our library database; Reorder BW0250 Mounted 9x6 ©ErnieCharman/DinnagesTyped/d busGrade 2 Dated...
BW0250-CAP131 9x6 £3.95GBP

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BW0333-NJ4661 9x6 Dinnages Transport Publishing

BW0333-NJ4661 9x6

Photograph Detail & Descriptions as taken from our library database; Reorder BW0333 Mounted 9x6 ©ErnieCharman/DinnagesTyped/d busGrade 2 Dated...
BW0333-NJ4661 9x6 £3.95GBP

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