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No 60-62 High Street

Abner Goddard - Cycle Dealer. (K1916) The Goddards have previously run their cycle building and repair business at No 44 Church Street, moving to 63 High Street and thence to these more substantial premises.

Abner Goddard - Cycle Dealer and Motor Garage (K1924). The business has now diversified into motor repairs. The premises benefits from having a rear yard which backs onto Nos 9-11 Victoria Street where they are able to build a repair shed.


Abner Goddard - Cycle Dealer and Motor Garage (K1933, 1937). By this time, the Goddards have also acquired a filling station and a plot of lock-up garages at No 4 Victoria Street.

Southwold & District Service Garage (SRB1939). The business closes this year with the start of the War.

Commandeered by the British Army Eastern Command (Bulldogs) (SRB 16.8.1940)

Bronwyn Swan - Trading as 'Bronwyn's' Wool Shop (SRB 13. 12.1947).


Bronwyn Swan - Trading as 'Bronwyn's' wool shop. Bronwyn Swan's business closes this year. (See message board notes below.)

Misses Gould - General Drapery and Knitting wools (SPM1969, SER1964)

Mr & Mrs Allerton - 'Lylies', Ladies' clothes, wool haberdashery. (RCE1969)


Mr & Mrs Allerton
- 'Lylies', Ladies' clothes, wool haberdashery.


Mr & Mrs Allerton
- 'Lylies', Ladies' clothes, wool haberdashery. 

Mr & Mrs Allerton
- 'Lylies', Ladies' clothes, wool haberdashery.. Closes this year on the retirement of Mr & Mrs Allerton. (SLHR1990)

Sue Ryder Charity Shop (SLHR1992)


Sue Ryder Charity Shop


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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.


1922 Advertisement for Abner Goddard's garage which appeared in Southwold Corporation Tourist Guide

1929 advertisement in Southwold Wesleyan Church Guide
Courtesy Heather Osmer

A 1969 advertisement in the programme of the Rotary Club's Leisure Activities Exhibition of that year