8 is, today, the dining room of the Swan Hotel.
Johanna de Corby - Ale wife, is believed to have begun an ale brewing business on this site, beginning Southwold's 670 year history as centre for brewing.
William Lincoln - Baker and Confectioner
William Lincoln - Baker and Confectioner(W)
William John Waters - Baker (SPM1895,K1896
). In his advertising (right), William Waters makes
clear that his business is much broader than is suggested
by Kelly's Directory. He runs a cafe, he is a hay
and corn merchant and, by 1900, is renting out furnished
apartments. Note that William
advertises that his business also trades from an address
in Victoria Street although there is no record of
this. The explanation may be that his Market Place
premises actually extend to the rear all the
way through to Victoria Street, approximately where
the Swan Garden Rooms will be built. This may be the
location of William's furnished apartments.
(Note: A 1926 advert claims "established 83 years with present family" which implies that William Lincoln was related to the Waters.)