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No 6 Bartholomew Green

Thomas Nicholas Vurley - Shoeing, Jobbing & General Blacksmith. Thomas, his wife, Martha and their three sons, have moved their home and business here from the other side of the Green.

Thomas Nicholas Vurley and his family have now moved out of No 6 (C1891) and Thomas dies a year later leaving Martha £87-10-11d.

It is not clear where the family moved to from Bartholomew Green but, by 1901 Martha (age 74) will be living at No 14 Church Green (now called 14 Cumberland Road) with her widowed daughter, Martha Baggott, her grandaughter, Bertha, and her son Edward who will carry on the family blacksmith business..

Charles Blowers - Blacksmith, Farrier (C1891, K1896). Charles is an older brother of William Blowers who runs the Blacksmith shop at No 42 High Street, round the corner. Charles is married to Mary Ann and they have three sons, Ernest, John and Charlie.Charles younger brother, Joseph, a master mariner, lives next door at No 7.













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BSD - Bernard Segrave-Daly
BCS = Bygones & Characters of Southwold by Barrett Jenkins
C = Census
CP = Cinema Programme 1958
CSP = Coronation Souvenir Programme 1953
G = Gales Trade Directory
GRO = General Register Office
K = Kelly's Directory
LM = Local memory
M = James Maggs' Southwold Diary 1818-1876
MCG = Methodist Church Guide 1930
NA = National Archives
PP = Pantomime Programme 1933
PLR = Petrol Licence Records

POD = Post Office Directory
PPP = Pier Pavilion Programme 1924, 1926
RCE = Rotary Club Exhibition 1969
SCM = Southwold Catholic Magazine 1923
SCTG = Southwold Corporation Tourist Guide
SER = Southwold Electoral Register
SFP = Southwold Scouts Fete Programme 1947
SG = Southwold Guide
SGCH = Southwold Golf Club Handbook
SLHR = Southwold Local History Recorder 1980s 1990s (Mrs R. McDermot)
SMHS = Southwold Museum & Historical Society

SN = Southwold & Neighbourhood 1903
SPM = Southwold Parish Magazine 1895 -1954
SR = Southwold Recorder 1927, 1932, 1934, 1935
SRB = Southwold Rate Book
SRT = Southwold Railway Timetable 1915
SSAS = Southwold Sea Angling Society Handbook 1909
SST = Southwold Summer Theatre Programmes
SSW = Southwold Shopping Week Programme, June/July 1922
STG = Southwold Town Guide 1930
SVL = Southwold Visitors List 1907, 1930
SVCP = Southwold Victory Celebration Programme 1946
SWCG = Southwold Wesleyan Church Guide

TTR = 'The Town Revisited' - Portraits of Southwold by Stephen Wolfenden 2000
TTT = ''To The Town' - Portraits of Southwold by Stephen Wolfenden 1988
W = White’s History, Gazetteer and Directory of Suffolk 1874

Note on dates
Unless otherwise stated, dates given do not indicate the years in which the business started or finished but those for which there is firm evidence that it was trading at this address. Sources in brackets; key at bottom of page.

No 6 Bartholomew Green

No 6 is the right hand of the two houses

A T N Vurley bill head from1889 from a collection in Southwold Museum

Charles Blowers in retirement
Charles and Mary Ann Blowers enjoying their garden at No 14 Field Stile Road to whhich address they had evidently moved by 1900.
(Note: identity needs confirmation.)
Picture kindly supplied by A J Blowers.
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