This is an ongoing biography of the the life of Archer Leigh Smith. As more information comes available through research, it will be documented, with the addition of photographs taken by Archer himself.

November 7 1879


Archer was born

on November 7 1879, in Leigh in Lancashire. His father Edward Joesph Smith was a Wesleyan Minister.



When WW1 broke out

Archer joined the Cheshire Regiment

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A lifetime

of Paintings

waiting to be discovered

For many years Archer's paintings were passed down through the generations.

It has only been recently that the collection has been catalogued in order to share it on this website along with Archer L Smith's story.


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