photo of house and shop

Gyfords, The Tailor

From the 1911 census we know the Gyford family had moved into Saxham Cottage (though we don’t know when or who gave it its present name)

By 1927 the family were trading as Gyford’s , The Tailors. and by the early 1930’s they had erected a separate shop building  on an adjacent piece of land. By 1953 only Mrs Elsie Gyford (wife of Charles Gyford) was left living in the family home.They didn’t have children of their own.

On her second marriage she moved to Forward Green leaving her neighbour Sidney Scarlett to move into Saxham Cottage and take over the shop. By 1970 the shop had ceased trading and was subsequently knocked down