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No 10 East Street


Miss Mary Bokenham - Milliner and Dressmaker (K1896)

Charles W Hobden - Hairdresser (K1916). He has moved here from his former shop at No 12, next door.
1924 & 1926
William H Brewer - Hairdresser (K1924, PPP1926). Mr Brewer also keeps a similar establishment at No 14 Queen Street


1933, 1937, 1939
Frederick Humphries - Hairdresser (K1933, 1937, SRB1939). The business is set up primarily to serve the working man. On Saturdays boys are attended to strictly until noon and, in the afternoon, shaving is offered. Frederick has two other shops in town: one at 12 Queen Street serving both sexes and the other - for ladies only - at 39 High Street.

Frederick Humphries - Hairdresser (SRB1940). This is the last record of Mr Humphries at this address in the Southwold Rate Book. Like many businesses, this one is closed for the duration of the war.

J Jewell - The shop reopens on 1st April as a ladies' hairdresser. (SRB1946


S W Jewell* - Ladies Hairdresser. The business closes this year (SRB 1954)

*Note: Coronation Souvenir Programme has 'S W Jewell'

The shop has been reopened by Mrs Overy as a Tea and Snack Bar with a section selling china. (CP1958)

The premises becomes residential




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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.

Advertisement for Mrs Overy's snack bar in the Southwold Cinema Programme 1958