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No 10 South Green - Centre Cliff Lodge




Mrs Mary Ann Waldorf - Centre Cliff Lodge private hotel. (K 1924). Mrs Waldorf already runs the 'Marlborough Hotel' and a ladies hairdresser's at No 39 High Street.

Among Mrs Waldorf's tenants are believed to be Edward Wright and his wife, Geraldine who runs a dance studio in the basement until about 1930 when Edward becomes manager of Barclay's Bank at No 67 High Street and the couple move to an apartment above the bank.


1933, 1937
Mrs Mary Ann Waldorf
- Centre Cliff Lodge (K 1933, 1937)

In 1934, Mrs Waldorf purchases No 26 North Parade. This same year, she and her daughter, Muriel, are at the centre of an extraordinary set of events which hogs the tabloid headlines for months and comes to be popularly known as 'The Wenhaston Millions'.

To read an account, compiled from contemporary news stories, click here.


Mid- late 1950s
Mr Parry - Landlord and possibly proprietor, 'Centre Cliff Lodge Private Hotel'. (Source: Guy Harding who holidayed there as a boy)







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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.