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Former British Legion Hall
 
     


 



1905
Charles W Fowler - Builder (K1908)

 
 
 


 

1933
Fowler & Son - Builders (K1933, 1937, SRB1939)




1946
Fowler - Builder (SRB1946,1948)

 

Date
British Legion Headquarters and Club - In the early 1950s, the British Legion take over the building as their local headquarters and club --room. Previously they occupied the Garden Room of No 56 High Street (Sutherland House).


British Legion Headquarters and Club

 

British Legion Headquarters and Club

 
British Legion Headquarters and Club
 

British Legion Headquarters and Club

 
 

2011
British Legion Headquarters and Club - Closes this year. Converted to residential.

   

Do you have any memories or records about this address? Can you correct any of our information or fill in any of our blanks? If so, please email Barry Tolfree
or comment right here in our Forum. See below. ***

SOURCES:
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.


The building in 2016

Former British Legion Hall

Just before conversion in 2011

Advertisement in a Southwold Guide dated 1905

With thanks to Prof J Hadgraft for supplying this image
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Advertisement dated 1929

With thanks to Heather Osmer for supplying this image

British Legion sign

British Legion Hall in early 50s

The British Legion HQ in the early 1950s, just after it was opened. Below, part of the bar. (Photos courtesy of David Wright)

Interior of British Legion HQ in early 1950s