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No 42 East Street - The Lord Nelson


We are grateful to Bernard Segrave-Daley and his extensive research into the public houses of Southwold for most of the pre-1960s information on landlords.

Lee Strange

1839 - 1855
Thomas Penny
J Frost
Hugh Lawrence

1874 - 1876
William Frederick Laws

William V Mower

Walker E Wright

R J Smith & Erwin Fischer


Erwin Fischer - Erwin is an Austrian national, married to an English woman, Minnie Maud who serves in the pub. They have an 11 year old son, Erwin Charles. (C1911)

1914 - 1919
J Maulden

E C Maulden


E C Maulden


E C Maulden (K 1937)

A Adams

A Adams

O Piggott


1950 - 1958
O Piggott

A C Brooks

1960 -1965
A C Brooks

Eric Woods (LM)


Eric Woods (LM) Eric leaves the Lord Nelson in (year) and starts a restaurant/tea room at No 12 Queen Street, for which he appropriately chooses the name 'Hamiltons'. He has had a part share in a restaurant here in the early 1960s.(LM)

Mr & Mrs Parrott (LM)


Martin Helmer (LM)

John Illston (LM)


John Illston (LM)


John Illston


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.

The Lord Nelson in 1900
(Southwold Museum P1050)
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