A miscellany of shops, shopkeepers or traders.
When is a shop a shop?
- Is a craft or trades man or woman who sells his time and skill a shopkeeper?
- Is an animal breeder a retailer?
- Does a shop need to be a purpose built building?
Whilst some shops or retail outlets survived through more than one generation of retailer others were shorter lived. Some were associated with the brewing and sale of alcohol, some with crafts or trades. Very little is known about many of them, but if we have a name they will be listed here in the hope that more detail will be added later.
The Apple Caravan
In 1965 Bury Free Press reported on concerns expressed by Stowupland councilors that the caravan near the garage was a potential traffic hazard, and as it had been in situ for 3 years without planning permission then it would have to go. In 2022 it is still in place selling seasonal fruits. Also known as Berridge’s Bus.
Cyril Rogers, Saxham Street had a license to sell tobacco and cigarettes. (Kelly’s 1937), but according to Ena Carter’s notes he did not have a shop and the census gives his occupation as an agricultural worker. Albert Cooper remembered Mrs Rogers selling ‘soft drinks and crisps at her front door’. (Telstar, June 2010)
Bertie Todd , a tobacconist on the Green in the 1920’s and 30’s Kelly 1937)
William Peart was apork butcher or grocer along Columbyne road in the 1900’s , he maybe associated with the shop that later became M&M, but that is unsure
Samuel Smith, in the 1900’s is named as a shop keeper and a blacksmith on Saxham Street
William Botting in 1898 was a butcher who was made bankrupt.
Elijah Burrows in 1892 was a shop keeper on Saxham Street 9Whites Directory)
The Wilden family had a wheelwrights’s shop at Orchard Farm and Mill House, Mill Street in 1874
Joseph Shulver was named as a shop keeper in 1869 (Post Office Directory)
Francis Webb, in 1869 was a hop, corn, seed and coal merchant.
J. Baker was an Inn Keeper in Stowupland who according to Bells Weekly Messenger was made bankrupt in 1868
Henry Raffe, in 1851 had a beer house on the Green
P.Jacobs is a watch repairer in Mill Street
There were several Boot or shoe makers in stowupland over the centuries’. Often the work of cobbling was combined with an additional occupation
Reeve Wilden was a Boot maker and ran the village post office