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No 3 Market Place


An 1830s Grade II Listed building which originally consisted of a shop on the left and living quarters on the right. The two adjacent entrance doorways survive

Wangford Dairy Supply (K1896)

Wangford Dairy Supply. (Proprietors: Misses Smith)

1907, 1908
Herbert J Aldred - Wangford Dairy Supply (Advertisement right 1907 & K1908). The dairy also maintains another outlet at No 10a Stradbroke Road at this time.

Herbert J Aldred - Wangford Dairy Supply - Dairyman (K1916)
Herbert J Aldred - Wangford Dairy Supply - Dairyman.

Herbert J Aldred - Wangford Dairy Supply - Dairyman

Herbert J Aldred - Wangford Dairy Supply - Dairyman (SRB)

The premises are occupied by a Mr Laight - However, he is not believed to be trading at this time, probably owing to the War. (SRB1946)

Victor Harry Boggis - Elms Farm Dairy - Wholesale and Retail Dairy. V H Boggis has just moved here from No 11 East Street (SRB 1949). He is an influential trader in Southwold with his own dairy herd in Reydon. (LM). His milkman is William Griggs who has been with him since the 1920s and who still makes his daily deliveries with a hand cart. (LM)


1950, 1951, 1954
Victor Harry Boggis - Elms Farm Dairy - Wholesale and Retail Dairy. During this decade, the business continues under the proprietorship of V H Boggis who has allied himself with the post-war Government Agency, the Milk Marketing Board and collects milk daily from farms in the area for processing and bottling in Child's Yard to the rear of the shop.

Harry Boggis - Elms Farm Dairy - Son of V H Boggis. Harry tries to encourage his milkman, William Griggs to take driving lessons so that he can use a new, powered milkfloat. William refuses. Finally he is persuaded to compromise with a power-assisted hand cart which he will use until his retirement in the late 1960s. See picture below right.(LM)

Barry Chapman - is also recorded in the Southwold Rate Book at this address in the 1950s. It is not clear what his business here is. He is also trading at Manor Park Farm, No 53a High Street.

Harry Boggis - Elms Farm Dairy.- Milkman William Griggs retires in the late 1960s. Rose Hooper comes to work in the dairy at this time. She and her husband Tony will later come to run the business. (LM)


Tony Hooper - Rose's Fruit Fare - .Fruit and vegetables.
Named after Tony Hooper's wife, Rose. (LM)


Tony Hooper - Rose's Fruit Fare - .Fruit and vegetables

By this time, the dairy side of the business, including the milk rounds, have been taken over by Blythvale Dairies (Mr Winter). The dairy is accessed from the rear in Child's Yard.


Sharon Doy (nee Hooper) - Rose's Fruit Fare -
Fruit and Vegetables. Sharon is the daughter of Tony and Rose Hooper.


Sharon Doy - Rose's Fruit Fare - Fruit and Vegetables.

Roses Fruit Fare closes in March.

Oscar & Rose move here from No 9 Pinkney's Lane this May


Do you have any memories or records about this address? Can you correct any of our information or fill in any of our blanks? If so, please email Barry Tolfree
or comment right here in our Forum. See below. ***

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.


Roses Fruit and Vegetable shop in 2007

1907 advertisement. Note: Wangford Dairy also
has an outlet at No 10 Stradbroke Road

This 1915 advertisement shows that the Dairy still has two shops in Southwold

1929 advertisement in Southwold Wesleyan Church Guide. Courtesy of Heather Osmer

1930 advertisement. H J Aldred continues as proprietor of the Wangford Dairy until the War.

Business card for The Wangford Dairy dating from before the Second War.

Photo courtesy of David Baker

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Advertisement in the Cinema Programme in 1958. Mr VM Boggis previously ran an outlet for the Elms Farm Dairy at No 11 East Street in the 1930s

William Griggs was Milkman at Elms Farm Dairy from the early 1920s to the late 1960s. He always walked his round, latterly with a power assisted cart. This picture was taken outside the Red Lion pub in the viciously cold winter of 1962-3 when swans were driven into the town to scavenge for food. Picture courtesy of William's nephew, Harry Griggs.

Below: William pictured at about the same time delivering to The Elms in Lorne Road.
Courtesy of Harry Griggs

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Advertising flyer for HJ Boggis. Date unknown.
Image courtesy of David Baker