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William Girling and his family

William Girling and his family.
William was born 1832 to Mary and Anthony Girling in Linstead Pava, Suffolk and was baptised on 17th June of that year. He married Elizabeth in 1864 and they had two daughters: Edith and Miriam.
William remained in Stradbroke for the rest of his life and married Sarah Ann after the death of Elizabeth. He died in…

Harry Webb - Stradbroke Photographer

Harry Webb - Stradbroke Photographer
Born Henry Arthur Webb 1878 to Catherine and Benjamin Webb - the village postmaster and schoolmaster. Harry had an older sister, Isabelle and an older brother John Charles. His brother died early 1900's and Harry's sister-in-law Lilla came to Stradbroke to live with the family bringing with her two of their…

William Girling Shop

William Girling's - Draper, Grocer and photography shop.

Girling and Ellis Shops

Church street with William Girling, Draper, Grocer and Photographer, and Ellis's The Butcher.
Girling's shop was in Stradbroke between 1860's and 1907.

The Girling Shop - Draper, Grocer and Photographer.

William Girling is first seen at the shop in Church street in the 1871 census return and the last time he is recorded in the census returns is in 1901. His contribution to Stradbroke has been a wonderful archive of photographs recording life as it was in his time.