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No 12 East Street


Andrew Brown - Trinity Pilot (K1896)

Charles Walter Hobden - Hairdresser (K1908). He later moved next door to No 10 and was certainly trading there in 1916.

John Farrington - Boot Maker (K1908). Sharing the premises with Charles W Hobden.


John Farrington - Boot Maker (K1916)


John Farrington - Boot Maker (K1924). At some point in the next few years, he moves his home and business to No 31 Station Road.


A E Sherwood - Boot Dealer (K1933 - 1937)

A E Sherwood - Boot Dealer (SRB). The business closes on 25 March this year for the duration of the war.


Madame Bernard - hand-made knitwear (SRB). Back in the 1930s Mme Bernard is recorded as trading from No 26 East Street where she employed a team of young women to hand-knit woollen jumpers to her own design. We are not certain whether she is continues trading at No 12 or just lives here. Exact dates not known either.

Neal - Newsagent Dec 53 and 1954 (SRB). Neal's main shop is across the road at No 9 East Street

John Chapman - Toy shop. The Chapmans buy these premises and No 9 from Mr Neal.


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.

1905 advertisement in 'A Guide to Southwold '
Thanks to Robert Temple