Acknowledgements

I am indebted to the trustees of the Audrey Muriel Stratford Charitable Trust for their support for my research over several years.

I started my research in 2009 and have made contact with over 75 people who have knowledge of the High Street traders. Some are descendants or more distant relatives of the traders, and they have been able to give me details of the shops and the families who ran them. Several have loaned photographs and documents to me which I have scanned and many of these images are included in the gallery for the relevant shop or shops. I am very grateful to all those who have helped my research. Sadly, a few of those on the following list of acknowledgements have died since I started my research.

Martin Scott.

Brian Alexander – re Achilles Sylvester Page @ Nos. 1-4, 88, 101 & 102.

Charlie Allen – re Kendricks @ Nos. 19 & 20.

Roger Allflatt – re. William Keeble, Charles Curry and Eleanor Drake @ No. 104 and for contacts and support.

Amanda and Colin Arterton  – re Artertons @ 114, High Street and for contacts.

Christine Barber – re William Cullen Dennes @ Nos. 42 & 43.

Margaret Barrett –– re C. G. Barrett & Co. @ Nos. 4, 9, 10, 86, 105 & 107.

Colin Barton  – for help and support, information and contacts.

Ray Bathe – for access to the Lynn News archives, and for his help and encouragement.

Margaret Benson  –– re Trenowath Brothers @ Nos. 73 – 74.

Sylvia Bentley – re. Robert Kirk @ No. 72, High Street.

Ann Bliss –– re Burtons @ Nos 98 – 99.

Mike Bolton – re John King @ No. 9.

Oliver Bone – Curator King’s Lynn Museum for access to archives.

Chris Boxall –– re David Greig Ltd. @ No 100.

Tony Broughton – re. Broughtons @ No. 104.

Robert Bucke –– re Custance & Son @ No 88.

Ashley Bunkall –– re Ladymans @ Nos 39-41.

Glynn Burrows – for information, copies of trade directories and support.

Monica Chapman – re Woolworths staff.

Mike Childerhouse – re Ladymans @ Nos 39 – 41.

Roberta Coe – re Hamsons @ Nos 105 & 106.

The Revd Peter Ellmore – re Couperthwaites and Davisons @ No. 75.

Edith  Fell – – re George Walter Scott @ Nos 66 – 67.

John Fell –– re Fells @ No 102.

Valerie Fendick – re Jermyns @ Nos 10 – 16.

Norman Finnimore – re Eastmans Ltd @ No 107.

Robert Fuller – for access to photographs, information and support.

John Fysh –– re Lown & Capps @ No 4a.

Richard Gallyon – re Gallyons & Sons @ No 52.

Dick Goodchild – re P. M. Goodchild & Son and for access to photographs.

M. E. Griffiths – re Foster Brothers @ Nos 34 and 36.

Robert Hall – re W. & E. Turner @ No. 18.

George Hardy  – re J. H. Martin @ Nos 66 & 67, and for recollections of High Street traders.

Mary Hawkins –– re Curson Brothers @ No. 113a and Bullen Curson @ No. 18.

David Higgins – for advice, information and contacts.

Jill Hitchcock – re Trenowath Brothers @ Nos 108 – 110 and F. W. Bennell & Son @ No 114.

Hilary Humphries –– re Finlay & Co. Ltd. @ No. 53.

Sam Hurry –– re Freeman Hardy & Willis @ No 47.

Peter Hutchinson – re Wigram & Ware @ No 11 and No 114a.

Fay Ives – re Harry Cullum @ No. 46 (East Anglia Savings Bank).

Jane Jarvis – re. Rivetts of Lynn @ No 51 and No 77 / 77a.

David Jermyn –– re Jermyns @ Nos. 10 – 16.

Keith Jermyn –– re Jermyns @ Nos 10 – 16.

Jane Kaminsky – re Miss Dorothy Boldero @ No. 61a.

Richard Kerkham – re Joseph Kerkham and family @ No 82.

Stephen Kirk – re Robert Kirk @ No 72.

Stan Langley – for information and contacts.

Irene Laws – re Scott & Son @ Nos 91 – 97 and for other contacts.

James Lee – re Nos 4, 112 & 113, 121 & 122.

Barbara Le Grice – re Le Grice Brothers @ Nos 21 – 22 and for recollections of other traders.

Susan Maddock – for access to the King’s Lynn archives.

Marks & Spencer Archive.

Joe Mason – re Rivetts of Lynn @ No 51 and No 77 / 77a.

Margaret Moye –  re Sketchley’s at No. 61 (see also No. 61a).

Steve Novak – re Pamment & Smith @ Nos. 9 and 90.

Christine Neilson – re Walton Brothers @ Nos 38 and 66.

Beccy Panter – re Simon Claxton Luckly @ No 92 and No 123.

Brenda Plowright  – re Speed & Son @ No 89.

Margaret Pugh – re Pugh & Son @ No 119.

Paul Richards  – for support, information and contacts.

Andrea Robert – re Samuel Denny Hunt @ No. 38.

Martin Derek Sanctuary – re Eve’s @ No. 62.

Muriel Scarborough – re Marks & Spencer @ Nos 57 – 60.

Robin Scott – for support, information and contacts.

Christine Shackell – re George Laws @ No 8.

David Sharp – re Fells @ No 102.

Edward J. Shepperd – for information, support and contacts.

Heather Shepperd – for support and contacts.

Betty Shillingford – re Robert Harbour @ No. 7.

Barry Sillis – re Eddie  Sillis @ No. 45, ‘Queen’s Head’.

Ann Southgate –– re Liptons @ No. 111.

Kevin Smith – re Wigram & Ware @ Nos. 11 and 114.

Dick Smith – re Smiths @ No. 1.

Alfred Hassel Smith – re Alfred and Percy Smith @ Nos. 1, 98, 99 & 101.

W. H. Smith Archive.

Liz Taylor – re Westons Fashion Shop @ No. 87 (formerly Haywards).

James Tuck for the use of his photographs.

Anna Tucker – re John William Wilson Devonshire @ Nos. 26, 27 and 32.

Vera Witt – for the use of photographs from her books.

Dayna Woolbright – Assistant Curator King’s Lynn Museum for access to archives.