James Roy Meads
9th July 1930

The legendary hunting photographer Jim Meads was born on the 9th July 1930 in Barnet, in what was then semi rural Hertfordshire and is now part of North London.  His father, Frank, had flown Bristol Fighters at the end of the 1914 /18 War and his Mother Elsie was the daughter of the Chief Fire Officer at Barnet.  Jim was one of three children, having a brother Roger and a Sister who was named Heather, as she was born whilst Frank had been away photographing Grouse Shooting and had returned home with some heather attached to the grill of his car!
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