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No 5 Trinity Street

James Fryett - (aged 24) Butcher. married to Caroline (nee Moore)

James Fryett - deputes the management of this branch to his nephew, William Blowers.

William Blowers (trading as James Fryett)

William Blowers (trading as James Fryett)

William Blowers - moves to take over the butcher's shop at No 23 Market Place. No 5 Trinity Street is now taken over by...

Henry James Fryett - Butcher (K1924).Henry James is a son of John and Edith Fryett who have been running the butcher's shop round the corner at No 32 East Street. He is the grandson of the previous owner, James Fryett.


Miss E J Couch - Confectioner

F S Inwood & Son - Outfitter

F S Inwood & Son - Outfitter closes in the early 1940s.

Clarke - The premises is reopened as a tea room but closes the following year when the owners move their teashop to No 34 East Street.

Bayers - Electrical goods

Walter F and L E Rockall - Tobacconist, Confectioner and Fancy Goods..


Walter F and L E Rockall
- Tobacconist, Confectioner and Fancy Goods..(CSP)

Walter F and L E Rockall - Tobacconist, Confectioner and Fancy Goods..


Walter F and L E Rockall - Tobacconist, Confectioner and Fancy Goods.. Closes in early to mid 70s. (See photo, right) Walter does not retire, however. Together with Dick Shaw who has recently retired from running the Pier Avenue Hotel, he takes over No 1 St James Green. (LM)

Private residence

Private residence


Private residence


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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.


The brick arch indicating the top of the original shop window is clearly visible

1888 advertisement announcing that James Fryett's Trinity Street branch was to be managed by his nephew William Blowers.

Image courtesy of Pauline Williams

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1929 advertisement in Southwold Wesleyan Church Guide.
Courtesy of Heather Osmer

Walter Rockall shuts up shop for the last time in early-to-mid 1970s

Walter Rockall shuts up shop for the last time. Date is thought to be early 1970s
With thanks to Gary Doy for supplying the picture.