William J Blowers - Jobmaster (K1916) and butcher (C1911)
Cyril Joseph Steley. whose father, William Steley, owned Steley's Grocery at No 17 Stradbroke Road, recorded this memory in an unpublished memoir written in his 80s:
" At the entrance to Stradbroke road and opposite the Sole Bay Inn, a notice hung on a cottage wall in the form of an advertisement bearing these words:-
Turn to the left when you leave here
Salisbury Road will then appear.
Call at Number Ten and say:
"Can I have a trap today?"
Landaus and traps may all be hired
And all of them are rubber-tyred.
Mr Blowers, who had a butcher's shop in the High Street, also owned carriages and horses in Salisbury Road. His sign and advertisement remained as a memorial to him long after his demise."