Jimmie and Lisa Sheridan built a photographic studio at 14 Parkway to their own specifications in Welwyn Garden City in March, 1934. Studio Lisa had previously operated from a small studio in Broadstairs and was already well known in the press and advertising world for the illustrations provided for commercial products and for special magazine features.
They branched out in portraiture and within a short time were taking informal photos of the Royal family. The faces of many local Garden Citizens also achieved nation-wide familiarity on posters and in magazines as they used many locals to act as models.
However, the most famous of their sitters, was their own daughter Dinah Sheridan, who went on to be a famous actress and married actor Jimmy Hanley. Their son Jeremy was an MP for Richmond and one time Chairman of the Conservative Party. Their daughter Jenny, presented the children’s TV programme Magpie.