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No 92 High Street

Henry Brown & Son
- Tailors. Henry Brown moves his business to No 2 East Street by 1901. (Source: photo, right)

Frederick Jenkins - Photographer (SN) . Frederick runs a thriving photography, photographic processing, framing and general souvenir business incorporating No 92 and Nos 94 - 96. He is to become an historically significant figure for Southwold, being responsible for many of the images which have become an important source of insight into what life in Southwold was like in the early 20th century.

Frederick's Grand daughter, Ann Thornton, remembers that his large photographic portrait studio and customer dressing room was located upstairs at the rear of No 92. The ground floor was part of the shop - selling frames and other gift ware.

To read a contemporary 'advertorial' about the Jenkins business, which appeared in 1902 in the visitors' guide 'Southwold & Neighbourhood', click here.

Frederick Jenkins
Frederick Jenkins - Photographer (K1924). Frederick's daughter, Marjorie, is employed to make frames. (LM)

Frederick Jenkins - Photographer (K1937, SRB1939))

Frederick Jenkins - Photographer (SRB1948)

Norman Parker - Photographer (SRB1949)


Norman Parker - Photographer (SRB1954, SER1956)

Norman Parker - Photographer (RCE1969)


Adnams Hotels - The premises is taken over by the Crown Hotel as a dining area.






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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.

92, now part of the Crown Hotel

Brown & Son Tailor's shop, probably in the late 1890s
Reproduced from a Frederick Jenkins glass negative in the Southwold Museum collection..

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Fred Jenkins' shop in the early 1900s encompassed both 92, on the left, and 94.
Click the photo to enlarge and click here to read a contemporary description of the business in 'Southwold & Neighbourhood'.

Advertisement for the F Jenkins business in Southwold Visitors' List 1907
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