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No 10 Queen Street

George Naunton - Boot and Shoe Maker. (SN)

An 'advertorial' piece in the 1903 publication 'Southwold & Neighbourhood' features W H Naunton's business (see below) and mentions his father who 'carried on the same business 70 years ago' - ie 1833.

George is still trading in 1871 (C1871)

William Henry Naunton - Boot and Shoe Maker. Son of George. (K1896).

William Henry's son, Ernest George Naunton, is also recorded as at this address as a Solicitor's Clerk at this date (K1896)

William Henry Naunton - Boot and Shoe Maker - son of George above (SN) To read a contemporary account of the Naunton business in 'Southwold & Neighbourhood', click here. W H Naunton is also a Bill Poster and Collector of Taxes (SN 1903, C1911)

Ernest George Naunton - (William Henry's son, the solicitor's clerk) continues to be recorded as living at this address in the early 1900s but, by 1911, will move to No 21 Stradbroke Road and, in due course will be appointed Town Clerk. (C)


William Henry Naunton - Boot maker and Income Tax collector (C 1911). William, who is now 73 and a widower, is assisted in the business by his daughter, Edith Marion, and her husband, Charles John Andrews, as well as by his nephew, Henry Edward Edwards.

William John Wright - Boot Maker


William John Wright - Boot Maker (SSW 1922)

William John Wright - Boot Maker

William John Wright - Boot Maker. Closes this year for the duration of the War. (SRB1940)

H S F Ives - Boot and Shoe Retailer. The shop reopens on 1 October. (SRB1945)


H S F Ives - Footwear specialist and ladies' outfitter. (CSP1953)








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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.

Bill / receipt dated 1886, issued to Arthur Grubbe, the 35-year-old second son of Southwold's longest-serving mayor, J E Grubbe, whose family had a home at South Green House (now called Regency House and Greyfriars).

Image reproduced courtesy of Robert Temple.

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1898 billhead from WH Naunton. From a collection in Southwold Museum
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1922 advertisement for W J Wright in Southwold Shopping Week Programme.
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Mid 1920s advert in Southwold Town Guide

Advert in Southwold Magazine in 1930
Both above mages courtesy of Heather Osmer