Henry Cyril Casserley (12 June 1903 – 16 December 1991) was a British railway photographer. His prolific work in the 1920s and 1930s, the result of travelling to remote corners of the railway network in the United Kingdom and Ireland, has provided subsequent generations with a valuable source of illustrations for books and magazines.
Henry Cyril Casserley was born in Clapham, County of London, the son of Edward Casserley, a minor Post Office official, and his wife Sarah (née Turton). Edward Casserley loved mechanical objects and constructed from scratch a model railway in the loft, which may have inspired his son's enthusiasm for trains. Henry spent his working life in the head offices of the Prudential Assurance Company in London (evacuated to Derby in World War 2). He married Kathleen Goose on 16 July 1931. Their son Richard, (31 December 1936 - 18 October 2017), who also took up photography and latterly acted as custodian of his father's collection.
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