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No 1 & 3 Church Street



Owen Doy - Fishmonger (PPP)


Alec A Noller
- Radio and Electrical Engineer. Alec (age 25) is the only son of Anthony C Noller, builder and carpenter of 21 Field Stie Road.

Note: The advertisement (right) shows that he has opened his workshop here by 1930. However Kelly's Directory records him at No 19A in 1933 though it confirms he has moved to 1-3 by 1937.

Alec A Noller - Radio and Electrical Engineer. The business closes in 1942 (SRB) when Alexander joins the RAF (LM). After the war, in 1945, it reopens at No 63 High Street.

Arthur J Swan - Fishmonger, selling also, fruit and vegetables and game. (SRB).


Arthur J Swan - Fishmonger

Arthur J Swan - Fishmonger. The 1960 advertisement, right, indicates that A J Swan is also running the fish and chip shop at No 32 High Street at this time.


Arthur J Swan - Fishmonger


Arthur J Swan - Fishmonger. (TTT1988)

The shop closes on Mr Swan's death. (LM)

To read customers' memories of Arthur Swan, click here.





Converted for residential use. The house has been carefully restored, and rebuilt, retaining the exterior design of Mr Swan, including the corner entrance.


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.

1930 advertisement in Southwold Magazine
Image courtesy of Heather Osmer

1946 advert for Swan's Fish shp

1946 advertisement reproduced from the Souvenir Programme of the Southwold Victory Celebrations. Note that, although the address is officially 1-3 Church Street, Mr Swan prefers to advertise himself in Victoria Street, having installed an en entrance set diaganolly between Church Street and Victoria Street.

Image courtesy of David Wright

1960 advert for A J Swan

1960 Advertisement for A J Swan in the Southwold Magazine.

Image courtesy of David Wright
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A J Swan in mid 1980s

A J Swan in his shop in the mid 1980s.
Reproduced from 'To the Town' by kind permission of Stephen Wolfenden

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