George F Booth - Cabinet Maker (K1933) This year, George moves his business to Blyth House in St James Green.
Southwold Library - moves here from its previous home in the Town Hall. Miss (Forename) Butcher is appointed Librarian. The following passage by the Vicar of St Edmund's is from the Southwold Magazine of July 1939
'The new and reconstituted County Library is to be located in its new and convenient premises in North Green. ‘Whilst an ample provision of fiction will be maintained, special and greatly increased facilities for non-fictional readers will be provided.’
‘A new local committee has been appointed. This consists of Alderman Bee, Miss Brooks, Mrs A J Critten, Alderman Draper, Mrs Hope and myself. I have been elected Chairman.’
The committee has appointed Miss Butcher as Librarian. The fact that this young lady has at her age won such high commendation from Lowestoft Library is greatly to her credit.
Unfortunately, a very large number of books are missing. ‘If it will save anyone embarrassment at returning such books so late in the day I will gladly receive them at any time, or they can be handed in at the Vicarage without any name being given. In any case, I will restore them to the library and undertake to mention no names at all.’
Mrs (Forename) Weston becomes the Chief librarian with Annie West as her assistant (LM)
Note: The library leases the front of the building only, while the rear, separated by only a thin partition wall, is used as a private residence.
June Seago (nee Palmer) who lives here with her parents and brother, remembers that they had 50 or 60 chickens in the back garden and an outside toilet.