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No 9 Stradbroke Road - Idun House
 

1896
Robert Simpson - Garage, Builder and ironmonger (K1896)

Robert Simpson - Garage, Builder and ironmonger

 
1916
Robert Simpson - Garage, Builder and ironmonger (K1916)
 

1923
Robert Simpson - Garage, Builder and ironmonger (SPM1923)

1924
Robert Randall - Ironmonger (SPM1924 & 1928, PPP1926)

1929
A. Randall - Furnishing ironmonger and hardware dealer (SWCG1929)

 

1935
Ernest A Morris - Ironmonger (SRB1935, 1937; K1937)

1938
Robert Simmonds - Ironmonger, Oil merchant. Known to be trading here by this date. (LM)

Frank Mortlock recalls that Robert's son rode a delivery tricycle with which he made local deliveries of paraffin and oil. "He used to ride us around on it sometimes. Sadly he was drowned when the boat he was in capsized in the harbour."

1941
Robert Simmonds - Ironmonger, Oil merchant. Business closes in 1945. (SRB1941, 1945)

 

1953
William Henry Goldsmith - purchases the property from Robert Simmonds and reopens it as a cycle repair business. William and his wife Audrey Ellen Thirza (nee Spence) also live in the property. As well as running this business, William is retained by Mr F N Webb as manager of his Motor Garage at No 12 East Green which has an entrance in Stradbroke Road, almost opposite the shop.

Note: William's brother, Arthur Goldsmith, ran the grocery and fried fish business at No 34 East Street before the War. (Source: John Goldsmith, son of William))

William Henry Goldsmith - Cycle Repair Shop.

 

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Do you have any memories or records about this address? Can you correct any of our information or fill in any of our blanks? If so, please email Barry Tolfree
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SOURCES:
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 lintel of the original shop window can still be seen above the two new house windows.



Advertisement from the 1907 'Southwold Visitors' List'


and from the 1922 Southwold Corporation Tourist Guide

1929 advertisement for A Randall in the Southwold Wesleyan Church Guide.
Courtesy of Heather Osmer

No 9 during the 1950s when it was run as a cycle repair shop by William Goldsmith.
Photo courtesy of William's son, John Goldsmith
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