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No 57 High Street

Aaron Field (SN) - Dealer in antiques. Aaron Field is also recorded at No 59 next door. Presumably the two premises are connected. At varying times No 55 and No 59 each seem to have been joined with No 57. (See below). In 1924 Aaron Field will open a new antiques business at No 4 Trinity Street.


Miss Louisa Mary Champ - Confectioner (K1908). The Champs also run the stationery and confectionery shop next door at No 55. It may be assumed that the two premises constitute one shop at this time.

Henry Hunt runs his Boot Repair business from this address at the same time as Louisa Champ. Perhaps his workshop is upstairs. (K1908


Reginald Pepper - Fruiterer and Greengrocer. Between these dates, Mr Pepper is recorded as running both 55 and 57 . The shops are presumably combined. (SRB 1941, 1945)


Reginald Pepper - Fruiterer and Greengrocer (SRB1954)

Mrs E Bird - Fruiterer and Greengrocer. Mrs Bird is the sister of Miss Muriel Hurr who trades at No 53.and owns Nos 53, 55 and 57.

Derek and Mary Smith - Fruiterer & Greengrocer. This year they purchase the premises at Nos 55 and 57 from Miss Muriel Hurr who trades at No 53, and the existing greengrocery business from Mrs E. Bird.


Derek and Mary Smith - Fruiterer & Greengrocer.


Derek and Mary Smith - Fruiterer & Greengrocer.

1987 approx
At about this time. Mary Smith takes over No 59, next door, to start a florist's business, 'Emmeline's', named after her and Derek's daughter.


Derek Smith - Fruiterer & Greengrocer.

Nick Catling -
Photography Studio and Art Gallery. Occupies 55 and 57.


Gun Hill Clothing - One of a group of four East Anglia-based casual clothing stores. Occupies 55 and 57


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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.