Stead & Simpson - Shoe retailer.
The company ceases its manufacturing business in the
1960s to concentrate on retailing.
1972 Stead & Simpson - Shoe retailer
& Details reqd Plant
- Confectioner Mac - Confectioner
Both are very short-lived businesses
K W & P Watkins - Knitting
Wools and Patterns
and details K W & P Watkins -
'Buckenhams' - Cards & Gifts
K W & P Watkins - 'The Card shop' - Cards & Gifts
Date and details Georgie Hammett - 'Beach Hut Painting Workshop'. Children's paint-your-own Ceramic cafe. Closes 2012.
2013 Jim Bishop - 'Two Magpies Bakery Ltd' opens on 3 April this year. It is an artisan bakery and coffee shop whose owners live and bake on the premises.
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SOURCES: 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
TTT = ''To The Town' - Portraits of Southwold by Stephen Wolfenden 1988
W = White’s History, Gazetteer and Directory of Suffolk 1874
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.
2013 - Two Magpies artisan bakery
2008 - Beach Hut children's ceramic painting wokshop
c1998 'The Card Shop' run by the Watkins.
Photo courtesy of David Weight
Field's Shoes in about 1900 (reproduced from 'Southwold
& Neighbourhood' visitor's guide.
To see an enlarged view, click the picture
Stead & Simpson in 1915
From a postcard in the Robert Palmer collection.
Click the picture to enlarge
Stead & Simpson Sales Receipt - probably from the early 1970s
Courtesy of David Baker
Mosaic entrance panel still in good condition 100 years on.