Herbert Coborn Alderton - Grocer. (K1924).
H C Alderton & Sons also serve the seaside tourism
market with what they term: "Beach Bungalows [beach
huts to rent?], tents, prams cots and bathchairs for
The late J B Harris who spend boyhood summers in Southwold between the wars, remembers that his parents had strong views on which shops should be patronised and which avoided. According to them... "There was only one grocer of quality, Alderton's on the corner of Chester Road... When we were little, old-man Alderton with a cloth cap and a pencil behind his ear would always give us a biscuit, and at the end of our holiday a slab of Bournville." With thanks to J B Harris's widow, Mary, for permission to quote from his unpublished memoir: 'Memories of Southwold 1920 - 1939'.