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No 4 Victoria Street
 
   

 

 
 
 

 
Abner Goddard – owner of lock-up garages (Source: Petrol Licence Records). Although the address is No 4 Victoria Street, this business and its successors really encompass No 6 next door (which becomes a petrol filling station) and the large mass of land to the rear. The lock-up garages themselves, which are rented out, are on this land which is now a housing development.

The Goddard family has considerable business interests in the town. Originally bicycle makers and retailers operating out of Nos 60-62 High Street and the yard to the rear of it which runs through to 9-11 Victoria Street, they later diversify into motor services.
 
1958
Boshier Sales & Service – a branch of the motor trading company, Boshier of Norwich Ltd. (SSW)
   
1963
Samkin – (PLR)

1967
SGW Ladbroke Samkin Southwold (Trading as Southwold Service Station) – (PLR)

1968
D J Snelling - Southwold Service Station - (PLR)

 

1970
D J Snelling - Southwold Service Station - (PLR)

 
1980s
Adnams Distribution Centre
 

Until 2006
Adnams Distribution Centre

 
  Present
New housing development and Adnams Cellar and Kitchen shop occupying what has been newly named Drayman Square.
   

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
or comment right here in our Forum. See below. ***

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.
 


No 4 is on the left above. The Gift shop, 'Serendipity' (No 6) was part of the business. Petrol pumps were situated to its side where the black wooden fence is.

Above: Two adverts for Boshier in 'Southwold Shopping Week 1958

Below can be seen what is now called 'Drayman's Yard' with the new Adnams' store on the right. This yard previously gave access to the Goddard lock-up garages, and more recently, to the Adnams Distribution Centre.