Porter's: Information Exchange

Photo:C B Porter & Son:    Contact sought

C B Porter & Son: Contact sought

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Can you help?

By Bob Delderfield

Information: To the visitor at the Hadleigh History Fair who had photos of Porter`s shop and wanted to discover where it stood and to find out more about the family.   
The new information sites Porters in Hadleigh in 1901 and 1911 and at a  "Hadleigh Supply Store" in the High Street in the latter census.    We would like to discuss the continuing research with the owner of the photos and suggest he contact us by either registering on the site and leaving a comment on this article or  e-mailing hadleighhistory@gmail.com

This page was added by Bob Delderfield on 29/08/2012.
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Could this be on the site in the old High Street which was later in the 1930s Scofield and Martins, grocers.

By Ian Hawks
On 30/08/2012

Thanks, Ian. I do not know where the grocer's shop you refer to was situated. I would be grateful for further information if you have it, please.

By Bob Delderfield
On 09/10/2012

Bob,

Scofield and Martin’s was on the north side of the High Street at the west end of the row of shops from the Church, I may have got the order wrong and missed a shop, but next door was Dossetts the bakers then a chemist and then Belcham the post office, the last was a small second hand shop. This would be in the 1930’s.

By Ian Hawks
On 10/10/2012

Ian, I am grateful for the information as to the position of Schofield and Martins, something I was not aware of previously. However, that row of shops was built in 1900 and they have never had the windows that you can see in the Porter photograph which have a considerable bulge beneath the sill. There also appears to be a road on the left of the shop. Bob

By Bob Delderfield
On 10/10/2012

Bob. Earlier Belchams in the High Street was an outfitter owned by the Yeaxley family, who later built a new shop in the London Road to the east of the old Kingsway cinema. Ian.

By Ian Hawks
On 23/10/2012

I am sure Ian is correct about the location however I can only remember this shop being Scofield & Martin. The manager was a Mr Adams; I am led to believe that his daughter Ruth still lives in the area. The Chemist shop referred to was, I think, owned by a Mr Williams. The area on the left side of the shop was developed into flats and in 1939 was occupied by soldiers from the K.O.Y.L.I {*} and at one time by the Black Watch. I can remember them mounting guard outside the entrance;  at the same time almost every vacant space in the Kingsway Parade was occupied by these soldiers. Opposite Scofield and Martin's was a butchers shop owned by Mr Smith; a very well-known person who always wore britches and leather gaitors. He also had a slaughter house.

{*} Editor: KOYLI i.e. The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 

By David Guy
On 23/10/2012
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