BUSINESSES - SUMMERHILL ROAD
Although Summerhill Road is largely a residential Road there are a number of locations from which many businesses have been operated over the years. In addition, many residents have operated businesss from their homes, which has introduced a wide variety of professions ranging from General trades to more exotic and fascinating occupations. One of the earliest formal records was Kellys Directory which was the equivalent to Yellow Pages in its day. The 1882 edition, of which Ray Swain has a copy, lists many residents from Summerhill Road and includes both Tradesmen and Professional people. Their occupations range from Builders, Florists and Drapers to Shoemakers, Baptist Ministers, Ostrich Feather Dyers and clerks at the Royal Courts of Justice and the India Office.
The national census occurs every ten years and captures peoples occupations as well as their names, age place of birth etc. On the Census section of this website we have attempted to summarise the 1881,1891 and 1901 reports. In the Comments section we have captured the occupations of the Head of each household. As a social document it provides a fascinating insight into the wide variety of occupations of Summerhill Road residents over this period.
of the next section is to list some of the businesss that have been operated in more
recent times, which hopefully will spark peoples memories of days gone by. This listing
can be updated as names of more candidates are remembered by residents past and present.
of more candidates are remembered by residents past and present.
|A-F||Allens||40||Piggery||1940's - 1950's|
|Bailey||5||Wholesale Grocer||1950's - 1960's|
|Beckett||10||Fishing Tackle (Auger)||1950's - 1960's|
|Brown||23a||Baker ( Philip Lane)||1940's - 1960's|
|Clarke||33||Midwife (Rose Clarke)||1930's- 1950's|
|Firth||42||Ceramic Tiles||1930's - 1950's|
|G-L||J.E Green (168 West Green Road)||Builders Merchants||Click HERE for link to feature article.|
|Hoills||27||Dressmaker||1940's - 1960's|
|Horncastle||40||Roofing Contractors||1990's - date|
|Horseshoe Coaches||14-16||Coach Operator||Click HERE for link to feature article|
|Joinery & Timber 126 West Green Road||Timber & Tools (John Blythe era)||Click HERE for link to feature article|
|Joinery & Timber (early photographs)||Timber & Tools (Bob Banyard era)||Click HERE for link to feature article|
|Jordan||23a||Pet Shop Owner -Scotland Green||1940's - 1960's|
|Kirby||76||Oil Shop & Hardware stores||1940's -1950's|
|Knuckle||13||Myrtles Home (Residence for Elderly)||1990's - date|
|M-S||Petroleum Transport Company||32||Petrol & Fuels Distribution||Click HERE for link to feature article|
|Robins||68||Dairy & Provisions||1940's - 1950's|
|Steeples||13||Tiled Fireplace Manufacturer||1940's - 1960's|
|Stevens||3||Butchers (St Anns Road) (Later shops in both Philip Lane & Lordship Lane)||1940's - 1960's|
|T-Z||Whites||3||Builder||1950's - 1960's|