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No 70 High Street


R C Mumford - Ironmonger (PP1933, SPM1935, K1937). The shop sells a broad range of goods ranging from china and tableware to Hornby Trains. (LM) R C Mumford also keeps a similar shop, next-door-but-one at No 66



Mrs Edith Mumford - China and tableware (Source) Is the shop still trading as R C Mumford?

Christopher Rowan-Robinson purchases this business along with Mumford's other shop at No 66 High Street. No 70 is now trading as 'The China Shop'. Christopher Rowan-Robinson also owns Pinkneys Sports Equipment shop at No 18 Queen Street. He previously owned the Solebay Bookshop at No 82 High Street.


G B Chadd of Lowestoft purchases The China Shop and Mumfords (No 66 High Street) from C Rowan Robinson who leaves Southwold this year. Soon afterwards Chadd's disposes of No 70.

Georgina Palmer ('Georgie')- 'Balloons' - Toys, clothes, gifts. (LM)


Georgina Palmer ('Georgie')- 'Balloons' - Toys, clothes, gifts. (LM) When did this business close?


Mike Brown - The Emporium - Antiques Centre accommodating 35 traders (SSC1992,1994, 1997)


The Cotton Tree - Furnishings and Interior Decor (Proprietor?)

Fanny & Frank - Interior Design (Proprietor?)

Costa Coffee - Coffee shop. a part of the Whitbread Group

With acknowledgements to 'The Story of Chadds 1907-2000' by Margaret Chadd and thanks to Michael Rowan-Robinson for information.


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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.

Costa Coffee 2013

Advertisement in the Southwold Pantomime Programme 1933.

1992 advertisement for The Emporium in the Southwold Summer Theatre programme

The Emporium antiques centre photographed in 1996. Reproduced courtesy of David Weight

1997 advertisement in the Southwold Summer Theatre programme

Fanny & Franks in 2008