BECCLES 1933
1933
Beccles Advert Cttee 

ADVERTISEMENT:  Grayston’s Stores, New Market: High Class Grocery and Provisions. Wines &
Spirits  of the Finest Quality.  Steward & Patterson’s  celebrated Bottled Ales  &  Stout. Guaranteed
Brewed from all English Malt and Hops. Yachts supplied.

 
1933

 

[established by 1912, Still in business in 1954]
ADVERTISEMENT: The House of Music for Portable Pleasures;  Sheet Music; Jazz Instruments;
Gramophones; Wireless.  Latest Records; Instrumnts  for Hire; Morlings,  18 New Market, Beccles.

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and at Lowestoft; Phone 143
[In business in this shop since 1926. Still trading in 2005]

 
1933

 
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ADVERTISEMENT: Walter Took; The leading  shop for High-class Cakes, Pastries and Fancies of
every description; Hot and Cold  Luncheons Daily; Afternoon Teas; Up-to-date Tea Room; Market

Place, Beccles
[In the hands of the Took family from at least 1881 until 1954 or later]

 
1933

 
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ADVERTISEMENT: The King’s Head; Family and Commercial Hotel; Fully Licensed; New Market
Place, Beccles; Comfortable Accommodation; Excellent Cuisine; Garage, Appointed to RAC and AA
& MU; Youngs Crawshay & Youngs’ Gold Medal Ales. Proprietress: MM Cooper; Phone: Beccles

47
[This has traded as The King’s Head since at least 1668]
ADVERTISEMENT: Read, Owles & Ashford, Established 1867; Telephone and Telegrams Beccles

 
1933

 
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45 and Bungay 42.
[they traded at 3 Hungate from at least 1894 until 1936]
ADVERTISEMENT:   When   visiting   Beccles   order   your   Daily   Papers   etc   from   DA   Shields,

 
1933

 
Beccles Advert Cttee 

Bookseller, Stationer and Fancy Goods Dealer; Circulating Library; Largest selection of Local View
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.

Phone 106.
[Shields ran the business here from at least 1922 to 1937]
ADVERTISEMENT:  SS Burton, 26 New Market, Beccles; Tobacconist, Newsagent and  Stationer;

 
1933

 
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Lending Library; also 28 New Market, Beccles. Needlework, Wools, Silks, Scarves, etc. Specialist in
Ladies’ Hosiery.
[Miss Burton traded here from at bleast 1922 to 1936]

 
1933

 
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ADVERTISEMENT: Gale’s Hotel and Restaurant for Luncheons, Dinners and Teas; We specialize
in Catering; Moderate Charges. Officialy Appointed to the RAC and AA; Garage, Repairs etc, Phone

68. Station Road, Beccles.
[Gales opened a Hotel on the site by 1904]

 
1933

 
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ADVERTISEMENT: Bon Marche, Beccles,  Ltd, Phone  144; Noted for High-Class Groceries  and
Provisions; Wine Merchants; The Shop for Value and Service; The Walk, Beccles.

 
1933

 

{Bon Marche had opened by 1904 and was still in business in 1963. It had closed by 1965]
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

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over forty years.
[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

 
1933

 
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Refurbished;  H  &  C  in  Bedrooms;   Every  Comfort  for  Visitors  at  Moderate  Terms;  Garage.
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

 
 

Smallgate by 1804]
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;

1933
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14lbs 8d; Delivery 2d.
[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,

 
1933

 
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Stationery, Toys, Crest China; Pipes, Tobacco, Cigarettes; Papers delivered to all Parts; 6 Blyburgate,
Beccles
[Rye traded ther between 1933 and 1936. He had gone by 1938]

 
1933

 
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ADVERTISEMENT:  AW  Rayner,  MPs,  MICO,  Chemist  and  Optician,  Photographic  Materials;
Drugs and Galenicals. Established 1812. Market Place, Beccles; Toilet requisites bu leading makers;

Private  Sight  Testing  Room.  Phone  110.  Registered  Optician  under  National  Health  Insurance
Additional Benefit.

 
1933

 

[Archibald Rainer ran the business here from 1907 until at least 1937]
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.

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1933

 

[Horace Mortimer was in business here from 1933 to 1965]
ADVERTISEMENT: GR Gipson,  Family Grocer  and Provision Merchant,  Station Road, Beccles;
High Class Groceries and Provisions; Phone Beccles 139. Established 1807

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1933

 

[This was called Gipson’s from 1914 to 1965]
ADVERTISEMENT: HA Spashett, Bookseller, Newsagent, Stationer, Toy and Fancy Goods Dealer;
Crest  China,  Purses,  Handbags,  Cricket  and  Tennis  Goods,  Fishing  Tackle;   Special  series  of

Beccles Advert Cttee 

Postcards  of Beccles from my  own Photograhs; Newspapers promptly  delivered; Market  Street  &
Smallgate (Opposite the Public Hall), Beccles. Phone 78
[Caled Spashett’s from 1933 to 1937]

 
1933

 
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ADVERTISEMENT: A Bartholomew & Sons, FRHS, The Beccles Florists; Choice Fruits, Fresh Cut
Flowers, Wedding Boquets, Wreaths, Crosses; Hungate, Beccles

 
1933

 

[Run by the Bartholomew family from 1933 to 1954]
ADVERTISEMENT: Hobbs & Sons, Modern Footwear Repairers, 13 Smallgate, Beccles; Footwear

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Repaired equal to New by the Latest Machinery.
[Run by the Hobbs family from 1922 to at least 1974]

 
1933

 
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ADVERTISEMENT:  Clatworthy  &  Sons,  Wholesale  &  Retail  Ironmongers,  Hungate,  Beccles;
Telephone: Beccles 91.
[Firm run as Clatworthy from 1893 to c 2001]

 
1933

 
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ADVERTISEMENT:  Ladies & Gentlemen you  must  Visit AJ Barber, the  leading Haidresser  at 11
Smallgate, Beccles; Near Post Office; Phone 192
[In business there from at least 1922 to after 1974]

 
1933

 
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ADVERTISEMENT: H Copeman, 46 Blyburgate, Beccles; Home  killed Meat of the best Quality
only; Prime Fowls (our own rearing)  dressed to order;  Lowest possible Prices consistent with first-
class Quality; Telephone: Beccles 14.

 
1933

 

[The Copeman family had run a butcher’s shop here from at least 1828 until 1954]
ADVERTISEMENT: George Durrant &  Sons, Auctioneers, Valuers, House &  Estate Agents, New
Market Place, Beccles. Also Offices at Harleston (Norfolk); Cattle Markets at Beccles and Harleston;

Beccles Advert Cttee 

Register of Local Properties for Sale; Tel: Beccles 22, Harleston 217.
[Durrant’s, auctioneers from 1922 to present day]
ADVERTISEMENT:  If  you  want  a  Book  to  Read  call  at  Esling’s,  Blyburgate,  Beccles;  A  good

 
1933

 
Beccles Advert Cttee 

selection of Latest Cheap Editions always in Stock. Also an excellent Circulating Library.
[Run by Esling from 1927 until 1948]
ADVERTISEMENT:  S White, Jeweller  and  Silversmith.  Speciality: Antiques. Ye Olde  Shop, New

 
1933

 
Beccles Advert Cttee 

Market, Beccles.
[Samuel White ran the shop from 1896 until 1936]

 
1933

 
Beccles Advert Cttee 

ADVERTISEMENT:   R   Martindale,   the   Leading   Draper;   Fashion-wear   Specialist,   Household
Furnisher and Undsertaker; St Anrew’s House, Beccles. Phone 141

 
1933

 

[Martindale’s Shop lasted from 1933 until c 1936. Woolworths had taken it over by 1937]
ADVERTISEMENT:   Gunn   &   Hill,   Hardware   Merchants,   Exchange   Square,   Beccles;   and   at

Beccles Advert Cttee 

Lowestoft.
[The firm operated from 1907 to c 1954]
ADVERTISEMENT: William Robinson, exor, Motor, Cycle & General Engineer, Hungate, Beccles;

 
1933

 
Beccles Advert Cttee 

Repairs  and  Overhauls  promptly  executed  on  the  premises  by  competent  mechanics;  Everything
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,

Motors, Beccles
[Robinson’s Garage was here from 1929 to 1965]
ADVERTISEMENT: The Cambridge Inn, Northgate, Beccles; Adjoining River,  Splendid  Fishing,

 
1933

 
Beccles Advert Cttee 

Motor Boats, House Bosts, Rowing Boats;  Luncheons & Teas provided;  Parties  catered for;  Every
Convenience,  Electric  Light,  Baths,  Private  Apartments  for  Visitors,  Winter  Fishing;  Terms  on
Application; Phone 94; SR Allgar, Proprietor.

 
1933

 

[Run by the Allgar family between 1904 to 1937]
ADVERTISEMENT:  HT  Boyce  &  Son;  Plumbers,  Decorators,  Glaziers;  Sign  Writing,  Graining,
High-class Wall-papers. 96 Denmark Road, Beccles; Workshops: Denmark Road and Caxton Road.

Beccles Advert Cttee 
1933
Beccles Advert Cttee 

ADVERTISEMENT: WJ Artis, 1a Newgate & The Quay, Beccles, for Choice Dairy Fed Pork and
Poultry direct from the Farm;  Sausages  a speciality, 100% Pork; Yachts catered for at Quay Dairy.
Phone Brampton 25; Adjoining...

 
1933

 

[Moved to New Market (Market Street)]
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

Beccles Advert Cttee 

136 Beccles.
[Moved to Blyburgate]
ADVERTISEMENT: A Leyneek, Photographer; Maker of Fine Photographs; Amateurs’ Supplies &

 
1933

 
Beccles Advert Cttee 

Service; Studio: [31] Station Road, Beccles
[Leyneek was  here  in  1914 until  1948. The house  had  belonged to  a photographer when  built and
continued so until 1974]

 
 
1933
Beccles Advert Cttee 

ADVERTISEMENT: Pearce’s  Stores  (exors  of Haines Read, proprietors);  Family Groceries, Teas,
Coffees  &  Provisions;  Whitbread’s   and  Adnam’s  Ales  and   Stouts,  Wines,   Spirits  and  Cyder;
Blyburgate, Beccles; Established over 60 years; Phone: Beccles 123.

 
1933

 

[Trading as Pearce from 1871 to 1912]
ADVERTISEMENT:  Branford,  Watchmaker  and  Jeweller;  Hungate,  Beccles;  Repairs:  Town  and

Beccles Advert Cttee 

Country.
[Trading as Branford from 1922 to 1974]