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The Ward Shop and family - Church Street

The Ward Shop and family - Church Street

Aces - Roses Watchmakers Shop

Aces - Roses Watchmakers Shop

The Ward Shop 1910

The Ward Shop 1910

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Mazawattee' tea shop

Salters, Suffolk House - 'Mazawattee tea shop'
Salters shop later became a book shop run by pastor Glass, a Baptist Minister. It later became a cafe. (MW&UW)

The Ward's Shop Window

The Ward's Shop Window

Girling and Ellis Shops

Girling and Ellis Shops

The Girling Shop

The Girling Shop

The Ward Family outside their shop in Church Street

The Ward Family outside their shop in Church Street

Castell Carrier to become the Ellis shop

Castell Carrier to become the Ellis shop

Biggs and Sowter

Biggs and Sowter

William Girling Shop

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

Queen Street. Barclays Bank and the garage.

Queen Street. Barclays Bank and the garage.

Mace Stradbroke store

Mace Stradbroke store

Faye Fashions

Faye Fashions

Hitchcock shop

Hitchcock - the shop that is later to become the Spar or 'Top Shop'. Hitchcock is a grocer, tea dealer, draper and outfitter.

JC Foulsham, Town House 1966

A notice to customers to advise them that they will no longer be selling meat but will instead be selling fish. The notice ends with a poem:

There's no more for Foulshams for pork
Now that's the sad topic for talk
For their sausages prime you may wish
But alas the pork shop will sell fish.

M Ellis Shop

M Ellis - hardware shop.

Town House, circa 1920

Shop front of Town House circa 1920

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.

The Ward Shop

George and Daisy Ward opened up the Grocer and Drapers Ward Shop in 1907 The 1911 census return shows that they had a one year old daughter, Kathleen and George's sister Lucy with them. The census return also shows that Lucy helped out in the shop,