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No 32 East Street


John Fryett- trades as a Pork Butcher, Poulterer, Fruiterer and Greengrocer. (K1896). John was born in 1870, the son of James Fryett who runs butcher's shop at No 71 High Street. and No 5 Trinity Street. John's wife is Edith (nee Goldsmith) and they have a son, Henry. (C1871)

John Fryett- Pork Butcher, Poulterer, Fruiterer and Greengrocer.


John Fryett
- Pork Butcher, Poulterer, Fruiterer and Greengrocer. John & Edith now have seven children. Two others have died. Son Henry, now 21, works in the shop as a butcher's assistant. He serves in the First World War and returns safely, as does his brother, Chester, who became a well known ornamental iron work craftsman. Their brother Thomas is less fortunate; his name is on Southwold War Memorial. (C)


John Fryett- Pork Butcher, Poulterer, Fruiterer and Greengrocer. (K1924). A year or two later, John and Edith Fryett move their business to No 10a Stradbroke Road. One of their sons, Henry James has decided to open his own butcher's shop at No 5 Trinity Street.

Mr D R Grey FIO - Optician (SPM1928)

Beatrice Goldsmith - Dressmaker, sharing the premises with Mr Grey.(SPM1928). At this time it is thought that Nos 32 and 34 East Street are interconnected. Mrs Goldsmith's husband, Arthur, runs the greengrocery business next door.(LM)








Now 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.

No 32 was the left hand half of the pale blue house. The right hand half was originally part of No 34.

Members of the Fryett family outside their shop. John Fryett's wife, Edith, is in the doorway.

Photo courtesy of Pauline Williams, great granddaughter of John & Edith.

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