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No 9 East Street


Benjamin Henry Stannard - Temperance Hotel (K 1896)

J H Chapman - Chapman's Temperance Hotel. (See advertisement, right) Check relationship with other Chapmans

William Pearson - Temperance Hotel (K 1908)

William Pearson - Temperance Hotel (K 1916)
John William Watts - Tobacconist, Confectioner and Newsagent (PPP 1924, 1926). Mr Watts has moved to this East Street address from No 12 East Cliff where he has been a tobacconist at least since 1916. At the back of the shop he establishes a lending library.

1933. 1938
John William Watts - Tobacconist, Confectioner and Newsagent
(K 1933, 1938). In 1930 he also becomes the agent for the printer P Woolner.

(Note: J W Watts dies in November 1953 in King's Lyn. His obituary in the East Anglian notes that he had been a Southwold Coastguard)

John H Chapman - Prop (SRB). The Chapmans return to No 9, taking over the tobacconist, newsagent and confectionery Business from John Watts.

John H Chapman - Prop (SRB) Tobacconist, newsagent and confectioner.


1950- 1954
Neals - (SRB 1950,1954) Newsagent. In 1953, Neal also purchases No 12 across rhe road

1961 - 1964
Chapmans Newsagent. As the Chapmans once again buy back into No 9, they also purchase No 12 East Street from Mr Neal.

Forename Mack - 'Mack's' Newsagent. Mack's has a sister shop at No 1 Station Road.

John Humphreys - 'Humphreys' Newsagent
John Humphreys - 'Humphreys' Newsagent

John Humphreys - 'Humphreys' Newsagent



Humphreys- closes 31 December (SLHR)

Break - Charity shop. Interestingly, the book section is housed in the very place where John Watts' positioned his lending library in the 1920s.


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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 Chapman's Temperance Hotel in 1900

Mid 1920s advertisement in Southwold Town Guide, promoting a tourist 'View Book'.

1929 advertisement in Southwold Wesleyan Church Guide.

1930 advertisement in Southwold Magazine

Three images above courtesy of Heather Osmer