Harry Pedley was born c.1864, the son of Charles Pedley, a railway labourer. Harry was a boiler maker by trade who worked on the construction of Tower Bridge (c.1884). He later worked in Peru and Chile.
He retired (by choice) at the age of 50. He was also the owner of tobacconist shops in Brighton including one at 203 Preston Road (1913-1914) and also the shop illustrated here, at number 32 (road not known). Harry’s wife Harriet Mary (nee Kennard) was apparently the first woman to walk across Tower Bridge. If anyone can tell me where this shop was please post a comment below.