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Commercial Laceby in the 1930's

Remembered by Geoff Brown

In the thirties when times were hard, it seems difficult to realise that LACEBY with less than half it's present population supported over 50 self-employed businesses in & around the village. None of them appeared to make a fortune but all of them made a living, providing employment for 160-180 people. I have compiled a list of as many as I can recall:-

ALTOFTS (Fish & chips)
P.HERRICK (Clothier)
STINSON (Confectioner)
CURTIS (Sweets)
Bob BROWN (General)
P. BURLEY (Grocer)
J.STANLEY (Grocer)
C.WATSON (Sadler)
R. WILSON (Cobbler)
W.WILSON (Barber)
G.SOWDEN (Coalman)
WM. ROOK (Carrier)
G.H.BLOW(Haulage)
WATERLOO INN
NAGS HEAD INN
GRAHAM BROS (Bakers etc.)
F.CROSS (Cycles)
W. ALLISON (Builder)
H.McCLEAN (Garage)
PEACOCK/BINNINGTON
Fred ROOK (Grocer)
GRIMOLDBY (Sweets)
RAYNERS (Cafe, cigs)
CHAMBERS (Cafe)
HAINES (Post Office)
C.PAWSON (Wheelwright/Joiner)
T.BUTTON (Cycles)
E.ANDERSON (Butcher)
T.STEVENSON (Blacksmith) (Agric. Engineers)
C.LEESON (Blacksmith)
MAJOR BAINBRIDGE (Riding School)
T.TURNELL (Petrol stn.) 
H.KEAL (Painter/Undertaker)
STEPHENSON/SHARP (Butchers)

Market Gardeners, farmers, dairymen, smallholders were:-

CHICK PLUMTREE (Milkman)
R.N.MAWER
D.CURTIS
TWIGG
COX
GIADDING
G. BROWN (Milkman)
CUDMORE
BARR
WILSON
JOHNSONS
PINDER
C.H.STANLEY
C.H.SMITH
PRATTS
WINDLEY
M.FENWICK
A.A.COULSON
SYKES
T.BLOW
DOBBS
S.SMITH
ALLTOFTS
CAMMACK
J.TRAFFORD (Fellmonger)
MUMBY
J.CROSS
F.WARD