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Former Chapel - Blackmill Road


Once a Plymouth Bretheren Chapel, the building still retains its 'baptistry' used for full-immersion baptism. A 1905 town plan labels this 'Gospel Hall'.

The building is used as a temporary place of worship by Roman Catholics in conjunction with the Assembly Rooms in York Road


Ceases to be used for Roman Catholic worship with the opening of the new RC church round the corner.






Colin Smith & John Boyce - The building is used as a store for Marshall's Bakery at No 35 High Street and its bakehouse next door.


Colin Smith & John Boyce - Storehouse for Marshall's Bakery. (Source: Steve Wright)


John Tooke - 'Trash & Carry' . The building is sold to John and Carol Tooke this year. The Tookes have a house-clearance and small removals business. 'Trash & Carry' is an outlet for John's salvaged household goods which include antiques, curios and second-hand furniture.


John Tooke
- 'Trash & Carry' (SST1994, 1995). John's wife, Carol, has her own antique shop at No 39 High Street.


Cornucopia - Antiques Centre occupied by a consortium of five antique dealers.

Cornucopia - Antiques Centre moves to The Garden Room of No 56 High Street when premises are sold for redevelopment.


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
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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.

Former Baptist Chapel

John & Carol Tooke

John & Carol Tooke photographed in the mid 1980s at their previous premises. Address to be established

Reproduced from 'To the Town' by kind permission of Stephen Wolfenden

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1994 advertisement in Southwold Summer Theatre programme

1995 advertisement in Southwold Summer Theatre programme.

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