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Retail & Local Businesses in
Burton Latimer

Ada mason's shop - two doors down from The Duke's Arms The middle section of the High Street in about 1926.  Centre - The Duke's Arms with its original 3-storey frontage The Co-op, shortly after it was built in 1914
Shopping in the High Street in the early part of the last century

Left - Ada Mason's shop in 1923. It was situated where the High Street now enters Latimer Close
Centre - The middle part of the High Street c.1926
Right - The Co-op in its pristine glory, shortly after it was built in 1914

A huge amount of research has gone on into locating every shop and local business which ever existed in Burton Latimer. We are pleased to publish the results below.

Retail

Local Businesses & Tradespeople

Where shown, the dates are taken from invoices etc. and are only a 'snapshot' of the period they were in business.
Some are still trading, some were trading for years others only lasted a short time.

  • Bayes & Loak, Surgical Bootmakers - 1915
  • J P Ashby, Cabinet Maker - 1936
  • H L Bayes, Mason c1901
  • K R Eady, Electrician - 1975
  • Albert Ball, Builder & Mason - 1935

The History of Shops in Burton

  • Flier-Lite Co
  • T W Capps & Co., Builders - 1937
  • Arthur Freestone, Builder - 1953
  • Carl Cleaver, Carpenter - 1965
  • Alf P Lewis & Son, Builders and contractors - 1926
  • Albert Cook, Plumber & Decorator - 1935
  • S Smith, Boilermaker - 1915
  • A F Keach & Sons, Builder - 1936
  • W M Miles, Cyclemakers & Repairers - 1915
  • Steve Lewis & Sons, Builders - 1967
  • D G P Shelford, Carpenter & Joiner - 1996
  • Unit 2 Glass
  • Colin Smith, Carpenter - 1964
  • T C Loveday & Son, Rush, Patent and Cart Collar Manufacturer - 1909
  • John Smith, Plumber - 1936
  • S Blake & Son, Shoeing and General Smiths -1919
  • Michael Smith, Painter - 1987

Thomas Barlow Confectioner

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Sundry Local Businesses - 3

Sundry Local Businesses - 4
  • A T Byland, Electrical Contractor - 1981
  • Joseph Allen, Grocer and Thrashing Machine Proprietor -1908
  • Walter Clipson, Engineer - 1938
Directories
  • Bert Evans, Plastering Contractor
  • John Cooper, Auto Electrical Services - 1989
  • For OtherTrade and Local Directories see the Genealogy section
  • Evans & Fentiman, Plastering Contractors 1928
Nortons baker 1923
  • F Gardner, Carpenter - 1949
  • The Garage, Churchill Way
Fredk. Turner, Glas & China merchant
  • W T Hewitt, Cabinet Maker - 1935
  • Rosebery Street Garage - 1972
Herbert Keightley & Son, Haulage Contractors - 1937
  • Hughes & Sumpter - Painters & Decorators - 1977
  • Strudwick Motors
    1962
W. Meads, Dairyman - 1935
Meads Dairy - 1975
  • C Looms, Painter & Decorator - 1939
  • Thompson's Motors - 1960
Butlin & Turner, Rose growers 1931
  • Trevor Smith, Plumber - 1984
  • Victoria Garage - 1946
S.A. Lewis, Builder & contractor - 1948
  • F W Underwood, Contractors - 1970
  • David James, Family Grocer, Draper, Clothier and Outfitter - 1895
A.L. Turner, electrical contractor - Est. 1946
Arthur Turner (Burton Latimer) Ltd.
  • B Wagstaff, Decorator
    1922
  • G H Mason & Son, Furnishing & General Ironmonger - 1920s
Regency Cars - Petrol station, servicing - 1970 A.P. Lewis & Sons Ltd.
Builders, woodworkers, ironmongers c1930 -
MCL - Maziak Joinery Limited
1982
Hamlin-Seamarks, Churchill Way, car sales, petrol station, servicing - 1975 Bill Groome Used Car Sales - 1977 A.G.Miller, Plumber, decorator, electrician - 1930
Churchill Way Garage, Audi car sales, petrol station, servicing - 1979 (Mazda 1984) A.J. Wittering, Complete Furnishing Stores - 1932 A. Ward, Cycle & motor agent (Charlie's) 1944
A.E. Gilby, Grocer - 1940 Richard Congreve, Radio & television - 1967 F.E. Bosworth & Son,
Compere Shoes - 1966 Burton Latimer Co-operative Society - 1880s - 1990s J. Saddington, Carpenter - 1932
Francis T Wright, Railway Wagon Works, 1946 G. Potter, Plumber, painter, decorator - 1944 W. Elmore & Son, Butcher - 1948
E.K. Wittering, Drapery, corsets, hosiery - (1940s) F.J. Wittering, Drapers, Confectionery, Greengrocery (1950s) M.R. Pearson, Radio & electrical engineer - 1945
S.J. Hornsby, Practical bricklayer - 1949
S.J. Hornsby & Son, Builders - 1949
W.D. Evans (Burton Latimer) Ltd., Hatcheries - 1953 W.N. Shelford, Tailor, Stylist - 1954
R.P. Olorenshaw, Building repairs and alterations - 1951 F. Clay, Radios, cycles, electrical equipment - 1939 H.C. Eady, Carrier and firewood merchants - 1959
A.E. Claypole, (flowers, bouquets etc. - 1930s?) B.A. Brown, Plumber, glazier,etc. - 1940 W.F. Clipson, Electrical, radio, refrigeration - 1941
Services (E.L. Clark) Radio, Television, Electrical repairs 1950 Alliance Boot Co., Boot & shoe retailers - 194- C. Gossage & Son, (Burton Dairy) Dairyman - 1915
Burton Latimer Gas Company - 1915

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