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No 14 Stradbroke Road - Frederick House

Emma Lawes - Ladies' Outfitter (K1896). She probably occupies only the left hand portion of this large house, the right hand side being a bakery; see below.

Robert C Newson - Establishes his 'Hygienic Bakery' here in approximately this year. (SN)

Robert C Newson - Leaves this address and sets up a new bakery, restaurant and catering business in Corporation (now Marlborough) Road. (SN)

Chaplin & Carter - Baker, Cakes, Pastries, Refreshments (SN1903, K1908). According to an editorial in 'Southwold and Neighbourhood', Chaplin & Carter takes over the existing, well established bakery set up here by Robert Newson in 1896.

Emily Chaplin & Charles Carter - Chaplin & Carter - Baker, Cakes, Pastries, Refreshments. Emily is widowed and her business partner, Charles, is a cousin. (C1911)
Chaplin & Carter - Baker, Cakes, Pastries, Refreshments. (SSW1922)

Chaplin & Carter (SRB 1939) It is believed that Chaplin & Carter ceases trading at about this date, although Mr C O Carter himself continues to live at this address.

C O Carter - Residential


C O Carter (SRB 1952) Residential

E Webb & Sons (Norwich) Ltd - Bakers & Confectioners (CSP1953).

Jack Webb - Son of E Webb.Baker and Confectioner. Jack Webb is an exceptionally talented decorator of cakes who is retained by Norwich firms. At Christmas he offers a turkey-cooking service for local householders. (LM)


Ralph Tuck - Record producer. Ralph Tuck is a farm manager and a local BBC radio presenter. He is best known for having 'discovered' Allan Smethurst 'The Singing Postman' and for producing and promoting his records. He has a small recording studio at this address. (LM)


Mrs Rosemary Muffet - Manager of the Leukaemia Research Charity shop. .


Mrs Rosemary Muffet

James Hopkins - Hopkins & Moore - Developers (Sources, dates and details required)




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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.

Chaplin & Carter in 1903. The shop front appears to be located across the two windows to the left of the blue door in the top picture. The photograph is reproduced from an article in 'Southwold & Neighbourhood, published in about 1903. To read the full article, click the picture.

The Carter familiy outside their home (to the right of the shop) probably in the early years of the 20th Century. Note the bread delivery hand cart. Please get in touch if you can identify any of the people.
Copy of photo kindly supplied by Jeannette Radley-Kane, the current owner of No 14a

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Advertisement in 'A Guide to Southwold', approx 1905. With thanks to Robert Temple.

Advertisement in the Southwold Railway Timetable of 1915

Chaplin & Carter price list. Date not known but possibly early 1920s.
reproduced from a contemporary print courtesy of Diane Miller and Murray Gellatly

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Advertisement in the Southwold Shopping Week Programme of 1922

The Chaplin & Carter shop sign in the foreground says 'Refreshments'. Enlarged from a 1925 postcard in the Robert Palmer collection.

Mid 1920s advertisement in Southwold Town Guide
Courtesy of Heather Osmer

By 1930 (advertisement above) Chaplin & Carter was no longer advertising refreshment rooms but mentions a branch at Walberswick.

Chaplin & Carter cardboard cake box dating from before the Second World War. Property of David Baker who kindly provided this photo.

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Fragment of a paper bag, probably from the 1960s, with the Jack Webb stamp, found under the floorboards of a neighbouring house.
With thanks to Jeannette Radley-Kane, current owner of No14..

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