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No 18 Queen Street
  From 1772 until the beginning of the 20th century, this property and the three adjacent were in the ownership of the Wayth family, a wealthy family of merchants and Master Mariners. The estate consisted of four substantial houses fronting onto Queen Street, one of which was occupied by members of the family, the others mortgaged to tenants. Behind the houses was a common yard which stretched most of the way along Pinkney's Lane, containing wash houses, fish houses, toilets and a rubbish dump. There was no source of water on the premises but there was a path giving access to a shared well. For an article on the colourful family of Wayths, click here.

International Tea Stores - move here from No 16 in or before 1916 (K1916)





Christopher Rowan-Robinson
opens 'Pinkneys' sports equipment shop this year. In recent years he has been running a school in Yorkshire but before that, he owned the Sole Bay Bookshop at No 82 High Street. Soon after starting 'Pinkneys' he also opens a small, second-hand bookshop in the Pinkney's Lane corner of the same address (ie to the right of the shop front). See also No 70 and 80a High Street for his other shops.

Christopher Rowan-Robinson leaves Southwold.

Mrs Ann Lawson - 'Pinkneys' Sports, Games and toys


Mrs Ann Lawson - 'Pinkneys' Sports, Games and toys

Mrs Ann Lawson - 'Pinkneys' Sports, Games and toys. Mrs Lawson also runs a separate craft and gift department. (SST1989)

Mrs Ann Lawson - 'Pinkneys' Sports, Games and toys. Mrs Lawson also runs a separate craft and gift department. (SST1994)


Bharat Patel - Queen Street Pharmacy. This year the pharmacy moves here from No 16. (LM)


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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.

The staff of International Stores. Date not known but probably in the 1910s.
Image courtesy of Bharat Patel.
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The original fascia was momentarily uncovered on Friday 3rd July 2015 during refurbishment. Thanks to Linda Rhodes for capturing this.

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Ann Lawson - Pinkneys toy shop - mid 80s

Ann Lawson in her toyshop, 'Pinkneys' photograhed in the mid 80s.
Reproduced from 'To the Town' by kind permission of Stephen Wolfenden

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1989 advertisement in the Southwolld Summer Theatre programme