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Dixon Bakery and Confectionery business in Long Sutton


Mark Dixon asked about Bakery and Confectionary business, run by Fred Dixon (my granduncle) and his son, in the early part of the 1900s up until the 1940s or beyond. They may have had a shop in Long Sutton market place or a bakehouse at 6 Gedney Road.

Thanks to Roy Ashton for the information

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  1. Dear Roy,
    Thank you very much for your incredibly fast response to my request for any information re Dixon’s Bakery. The photos are wonderful, I am thrilled to see them, as will other members of my family.
    If you are interested, here is a little bit of information I have so far. Fred Dixon was born in Leake, north of Boston where he was a young apprentice and journeyman at a nearby bakery in Sibsey. Not long after his marriage to Elizabeth in 1907, they seem to have moved and settled in Long Sutton where they opened the bakery. They continued to live and work in LS, and developed a thriving family business. Fred continued to help out in the bakery after he retired in the late 1930s when his son took over the business. I am not sure if the bakery continued beyond WW2 as Fred died in 1955 and Elizabeth in the 1970s I will have to see if I can get a copy of ‘History LS 1925’. Once again, Many thanks and a very happy new year.

    1. The History of Long Sutton 1925 refers to Robinson’s History of Long Sutton which I have on computer ( Civic Society own copyright) and is the only mention of Dixon in the book

    2. Hello my name is Sean Ryder. My father is a grandson of Fred Dixon and he is interested in any more information he lived in their house for a while on Gedney Road for a few years. His mother was Kay Dixon

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