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No 30 South Green







Miss E A Bonsey - '
Roses Way' kindergarten school for boys and girls from 3 to 5 years. Miss Bonsey appears to have started her school as the infants' section of the Roses Way School of No 26 North Parade, and later, No 17 Cumberland Road which was run by Miss M A Moss. On the latter's retirement the main school appears to have closed and Miss Bonsey becomes the principal of her own kindergarten located here at her family home, retaining the name 'Roses Way'.

Miss E A Bonsey - 'Roses Way' kindergarten school for boys and girls from 3 to 5 years


Miss EA Bonsey - 'Roses Way' kindergarten school for boys and girls from 3 to 5 years

Miss E A Bonsey's - 'Roses Way' kindergarten school for boys and girls from 3 to 5 years

Miss Bonsey and her sister are killed in a head-on car crash on the road to Westleton.



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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.

No 30 South Green is the middle house, now called 'Bonsey House'

Miss Bonsey and pupil in 1975
Southwold Museum P2359
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Celebrating 21 years - Miss Bonsey and her pupils with birthday cake in 1978.
Southwold Museum P2358

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Miss Bonsey at work in her nursery school in the mid-80s.
Reproduced from 'To the Town' by kind permission of Stephen Wolfenden

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