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No 16 Queen Street

International Tea Stores (K1908)

International Tea Stores move next door to No 18 by 1916. (K1916)

Hanworth - Chemist

Frederick Norman Webb - Chemist (SCTG1924)

The late J B Harris remembers FN Webb as "a solemn, serious man who had a very charming assistant." ("Memories of Southwold 1920 - 1939" quoted by permission of Mary Harris)


Frederick Norman Webb - Chemist

Frederick Norman Webb - Chemist


Frederick Norman Webb - Chemist

Frederick Norman Webb - Chemist


Frederick Norman Webb - Chemist


Frederick Norman Webb - Chemist (SST1987)


Frederick Norman Webb - Chemist (SST1992)

Georgina Rowell - alternative treatment specialist practises from the Webb chemist (SST1993)

Bharat Patel - Queen Street Pharmacy.


Bharat Patel - Queen Street Pharmacy. This year the pharmacy moves to No 18. (LM)

Serena Hall - Artist. Serena Hall moves her gallery here from the basement of No 5 East Street.


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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 in Southwold Shopping Week programme

Photo print wallet - date unknown.

From the collection of the late Ronnie Waters

1924 advertisement for F N Webb in Southwold Corporation Tourist Guide of that year

1929 advertisement i Southwolld Wesleyan Church Guide
Courtesy of Heather Osmer

1936 advertisement in the Southwold Visitors List.
Note the reference to National Health Insurace, the precursor of the NHS. It was a government-subsidised compullsary health insurance for lower- paid workers and their dependants - originally introduced under David Lloyd George in 1911.

Courtesy of Margaret Turnbull

1987 advertisement in the Southwold Summer Theatre programme

1992 advertisement in the Southwold Summer Theatre programme

1993 advertisement in the Southwold Summer Theatre programme