Spirits of the Finest Quality. Steward & Patterson’s celebrated Bottled Ales & Stout. Guaranteed
Brewed from all English Malt and Hops. Yachts supplied.
ADVERTISEMENT: The House of Music for Portable Pleasures; Sheet Music; Jazz Instruments;
Gramophones; Wireless. Latest Records; Instrumnts for Hire; Morlings, 18 New Market, Beccles.
[In business in this shop since 1926. Still trading in 2005]
every description; Hot and Cold Luncheons Daily; Afternoon Teas; Up-to-date Tea Room; Market
[In the hands of the Took family from at least 1881 until 1954 or later]
Place, Beccles; Comfortable Accommodation; Excellent Cuisine; Garage, Appointed to RAC and AA
& MU; Youngs Crawshay & Youngs’ Gold Medal Ales. Proprietress: MM Cooper; Phone: Beccles
[This has traded as The King’s Head since at least 1668]
ADVERTISEMENT: Read, Owles & Ashford, Established 1867; Telephone and Telegrams Beccles
[they traded at 3 Hungate from at least 1894 until 1936]
ADVERTISEMENT: When visiting Beccles order your Daily Papers etc from DA Shields,
Postcards in the District. Agent for “Judge’s” Cards, “Poole” Pottery and Doulton China. “Beccles
Crested Brass Ware” Useful and Ornamental only obtainable at 15, New Market Place, Beccles.
[Shields ran the business here from at least 1922 to 1937]
ADVERTISEMENT: SS Burton, 26 New Market, Beccles; Tobacconist, Newsagent and Stationer;
[Miss Burton traded here from at bleast 1922 to 1936]
in Catering; Moderate Charges. Officialy Appointed to the RAC and AA; Garage, Repairs etc, Phone
[Gales opened a Hotel on the site by 1904]
Provisions; Wine Merchants; The Shop for Value and Service; The Walk, Beccles.
ADVERTISEMENT: W Steer, 37 Market Place, Beccles; Watches, Clocks, Jewellery, Silver &
Electro Plated Goods; By appointment to the Corporation of Beccles in charge of the Town Clock for
[William Steer had opened the business by 1895 and was still running it in 1937]
ADVERTISEMENT: The White Lion Hotel, Smallgate, Beccles; Fully Licensed, Redecorated and
Proprietor:- GM Lavies. Tel 23
[There was a pub on the site in 1792, but the White Lion name was removed from New Market to
ADVERTISEMENT: AJ Balls, Fish, Ice, Game amnd Poultry Dealer, Market Place, Beccles; Phone
43; Established 1894; “Travel” Agent for Eastern Counties Omnibus Coy. Parcel Rates: 7lbs 4d;
[The business was run by the Balls family from 1894 to at least 1937]
ADVERTISEMENT: When Visiting Beccles Rye’s Early, for your Newspapers, Periodicals,
[Rye traded ther between 1933 and 1936. He had gone by 1938]
Drugs and Galenicals. Established 1812. Market Place, Beccles; Toilet requisites bu leading makers;
ADVERTISEMENT: H Mortimer; Purveyor of High-class Meat, 23 Smallgate, Beccles. Phone:
Beccles 117; Country-Fed Pork and Sausages; Poultry to order; Rabbits in Season.
ADVERTISEMENT: GR Gipson, Family Grocer and Provision Merchant, Station Road, Beccles;
High Class Groceries and Provisions; Phone Beccles 139. Established 1807
ADVERTISEMENT: HA Spashett, Bookseller, Newsagent, Stationer, Toy and Fancy Goods Dealer;
Crest China, Purses, Handbags, Cricket and Tennis Goods, Fishing Tackle; Special series of
Smallgate (Opposite the Public Hall), Beccles. Phone 78
[Caled Spashett’s from 1933 to 1937]
Flowers, Wedding Boquets, Wreaths, Crosses; Hungate, Beccles
ADVERTISEMENT: Hobbs & Sons, Modern Footwear Repairers, 13 Smallgate, Beccles; Footwear
[Run by the Hobbs family from 1922 to at least 1974]
Telephone: Beccles 91.
[Firm run as Clatworthy from 1893 to c 2001]
Smallgate, Beccles; Near Post Office; Phone 192
[In business there from at least 1922 to after 1974]
only; Prime Fowls (our own rearing) dressed to order; Lowest possible Prices consistent with first-
class Quality; Telephone: Beccles 14.
ADVERTISEMENT: George Durrant & Sons, Auctioneers, Valuers, House & Estate Agents, New
Market Place, Beccles. Also Offices at Harleston (Norfolk); Cattle Markets at Beccles and Harleston;
[Durrant’s, auctioneers from 1922 to present day]
ADVERTISEMENT: If you want a Book to Read call at Esling’s, Blyburgate, Beccles; A good
[Run by Esling from 1927 until 1948]
ADVERTISEMENT: S White, Jeweller and Silversmith. Speciality: Antiques. Ye Olde Shop, New
[Samuel White ran the shop from 1896 until 1936]
Furnisher and Undsertaker; St Anrew’s House, Beccles. Phone 141
ADVERTISEMENT: Gunn & Hill, Hardware Merchants, Exchange Square, Beccles; and at
[The firm operated from 1907 to c 1954]
ADVERTISEMENT: William Robinson, exor, Motor, Cycle & General Engineer, Hungate, Beccles;
connected with Motoring, Wireless, etc, stocked. Agent for Leading Makes; Official Repairer to
RAC, AA, GPO, ACU; Garage 50 Cars; Established 1888; Phone: Beccles 40; Grams: Robinson,
[Robinson’s Garage was here from 1929 to 1965]
ADVERTISEMENT: The Cambridge Inn, Northgate, Beccles; Adjoining River, Splendid Fishing,
Convenience, Electric Light, Baths, Private Apartments for Visitors, Winter Fishing; Terms on
Application; Phone 94; SR Allgar, Proprietor.
ADVERTISEMENT: HT Boyce & Son; Plumbers, Decorators, Glaziers; Sign Writing, Graining,
High-class Wall-papers. 96 Denmark Road, Beccles; Workshops: Denmark Road and Caxton Road.
Poultry direct from the Farm; Sausages a speciality, 100% Pork; Yachts catered for at Quay Dairy.
Phone Brampton 25; Adjoining...
ADVERTISEMENT: EE Self & Son, Ellough Dairy, Beccles; High-class Dairy Produce, Cooked
Meats and Poultry; Grade “A” Milk; Deliveries to all Parts; Our Motto “Quality and Service”; Phone
[Moved to Blyburgate]
ADVERTISEMENT: A Leyneek, Photographer; Maker of Fine Photographs; Amateurs’ Supplies &
[Leyneek was here in 1914 until 1948. The house had belonged to a photographer when built and
continued so until 1974]
Coffees & Provisions; Whitbread’s and Adnam’s Ales and Stouts, Wines, Spirits and Cyder;
Blyburgate, Beccles; Established over 60 years; Phone: Beccles 123.
ADVERTISEMENT: Branford, Watchmaker and Jeweller; Hungate, Beccles; Repairs: Town and
[Trading as Branford from 1922 to 1974]