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Builder's Yard - Now known as Fox Yard

This passageway originally seems to have joined up with Child's Yard off the Market Place, via a series of workshops and stables behind the High Street.


Hubert Palfrey - Builder and Contractor (PP1933) . This year, he has been occupied in building St Edmund's Church Hall which will be opened in 1934.

1935 approx
Hubert Palfrey - moves his business to No 24 High Street, the premises of John Allen, Monumental Mason, who is on the verge of retirement.


Taylor & Sons - Builders. This acquisition represents expansion by the firm who are based at No 1a Park Lane

Taylor & Sons - Builders.


Taylor & Sons - Builders.

Taylor & Sons - Builders.

Taylor & Sons - Builders, this year close these premises and move to new premises at Reydon Corner.(SLHR 1995)




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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.

Fox Yard

The site is now occupied by the Red Cross HQ and, behind it, a new residential development called Fox Yard.

H Palfrey Advert 1933

Advertisement in the 1933 Southwold Pantomime programme. Note misspelling of Road name.