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No 35 High Street

Mr James J Clarke - Baker & Confectioner. Mr Clarke founds the business this year. (Source?). He already has a similar business at No 8 Victoria Street which he had started in about 1882. The bakehouse is to the rear of the property in Blackmill Road.

Mrs Jane E Clarke - Baker & Confectioner. Jane is James' widow and continues to run both this and the bakery at No 8 Victoria Street (Source?)

Frederick W Clarke - Baker and Confectioner (K1908). F W Clarke is not related to the previous owners.

Frederick W Clarke, aged 27, marries Claurene (26).

F W Clarke - Baker, Confectioner (SRT 1910).
F W Clarke
- Baker, Confectioner and Refreshment Room (K1924)

F W Clarke - Baker, Confectioner and Refreshment Room (K1933, K1937)

S & C E Marshall
- Confectioner and Baker. Mrs C E Marshall is a niece of Claurene Clarke.

S & C E Marshall - Confectioner and Baker. (SRB).

Marshall's unique claim to fame is the renowned 'Southwold Butter Bun' made to a secret recipe developed by the family. The recipe (still secret) was passed exclusively to Hutson's Butchers and Delicatessen and later to their successors, Mills and Sons & Daughter at No 23 Market Place, where the delicacy is today available on three days a week. (LM)


S & C E Marshall
- Confectioner and Baker. (SRB1954). In Coronation year, 1953, Mr Marshall bakes the town's commemorative cake in the form of a model of Buckingham Palace. Every child receives a slice at the celebratory street party. The cake weighs 117 lbs and has been designed by Ethel M Rowe. See photo supplied by Mrs Rowe's daughter, Heather Osmer.

Colin Smith & John Boyce - Bakers and Confectioners (SER1969). The business continues to trade as 'Marshalls'.


Colin Smith & John Boyce - Bakers and Confectioners. The business continues to trade as 'Marshall's'.


Colin Smith & John Boyce - trading as 'Marshall's'. (SLHR) By now the shop has discontinued baking but continues running as a retail bakery and tearoom. (LM)

We are grateful to Steve Wright, grandson of John & Joyce Boyce and son of David Wright who features in our photo, below right, for helping with this page.


c 1990
Bryant's Bakery and Bakehouse Restaurant

Abdul Rouf
- Shoeme Balti House - opens for Tandoori takeaway food


Abdul Rouf - Shoeme Balti House - Tandoori takeaway


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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.

Clarke's bakery at about the turn of the century

reproduced from Southwold & Neighbourhood, 1902.
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Claurene and Frederick Clarke on their wedding day in 1909.

Picture courtesy of George Deal, the couple's Great Nephew

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Advertisement in the Southwold Railway Timetable 1910.

Advertisement in Southwold Shopping Week programme 1922

1930 advertisement in Southwold Magazine
Courtesy of Heather Osmer

1946 advert for Marshall
1946 advert for S and C E Marshall reproduced from the Souvenir Programme of the Southwold Victory Celebrations.
Courtesy of David Wright

1949 promotional calendar for S & C E Marshall, property of David Baker who kindly supplied this photo.

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Mr Marshall posing with the cake he made for the Children's Coronation Celebration Party in 1953.(Picture courtesy of Heather Osmer)
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Marshall's Staff mid 1980s

Staff of Marshall's in the mid 1980s.
L to R: David Wright, Peter Smith, his father Colin Smith and Colin's business partner, John Boyce.

Marshall's shop staff mid 1980sStaff of Marshall's bread shop in the mid 1980s'
L to R: Pat Clarke, Joyce Boyce, Rossie Scoggins.
Botth above images reproduced from 'To the Town' by kind permission of Stephen Wolfenden
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Marshall's bakery photographed on Saturday 30 June 1979 by David Baker whom we thank for supplying it.

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Advert in Purdy's Town Map, early 1990s

Image courtesy of Peter Parke