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Probably a Hospital Sunday parade led by the Long Sutton Town Band, the column is taking the long route to the church behind the trees which, for all its cathedral-like capacity, would be full for the special service. The late May weather is smiling, for those shades on the right are against the sun, not showers.  On the left is the grocery long kept by Walter Webb with the post office next door behind the lamppost. Next is the King William public house, still open, and on this day expecting a lively trade later on. The shop became a sweetshop, another grocery, a carpet shop and finally a shoemaker’s shop and a centre for key-cutting, closing down in 1991. The Independent Order of Oddfellows were behind this parade and another later on arranged for the Methodists. (Central Divisional Library, King’s Lynn)

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  1. I walked past the white fronted shop every day between 1947 and 1951 when going to and from school. At that time it was the local veterinary office, the vet being Stanley Wake.

    I have a excellent franked,10 Nov 1916 postcard taken from the same spot but without the parade. The name above the shop was Jarvis Bros. and the rectangular poster on the wall was for Robin Starch. Hats are visible in the window so it was probably a drapers, Clearly visible too on the card is the sign “Terrington St. Clement Post Office” above the door of the next door attached house and a separate one “Telegraph Office”

    1. Thanks for your comments. is there anyway we could have a copy of your postcard?

  2. Geoff, I’ve scanned the postcard in question and two of those that I have of Sutton Bridge. I need an email address to attach the photos to.
    The centre card was franked 27 August 1913 and shows a steam powered paddle tug.
    The lower unfranked card shows a square rigged cargo ship in the wharf area.

    I have an interesting A5 size booklet “Airfield Focus 65: Sutton Bridge”, ISBN 1-904514-15-4. Although it is not old postcards and you may of course be aware of it, I thought that I would mention it.

    Tim Briston, Basingstoke, Hampshire

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