314 Foxhall Road
are indebted to Graham Lingley, otherwise known as Racing
on Flickr, who also has an interest in Ipswich public
Visible behind the scaffolding and partially painted-over is part of a
cartouche outline and:
followed by the tops of some
It might be 'J. Jones, Family Butcher, Cooked Meats and ...' or
anyone know of this location/business?
2008 images courtesy Racing Toast
The images were taken on August 26, 2008 in Orwell Road and, no doubt
have been obliterated. Orwell Road, for those who
haven't come across it, runs from the bottom of Stanley Avenue near
Derby Road station up to Foxhall Road.
"Dear Borin, I was looking at your site and spotted Orwell Road, as we
lived there I had to find where Jones the Butchers was... Good
old Google, it was on the corner of Foxhall Road, town side... the top
of the roof and the window looks the same as well as the back of the
house and the bush, I have a 1966 Kellys
Directory that states this was
a Green Grocers (314 Foxhall Road, Garrett, R.H. Fruiterer &
Florist) and my wife confirmed that it was a Green Grocers, we moved
from Orwell Road in '72. Hope this is useful Gordon (Pugh)."
We're convinced; a recent photograph
is shown below and thanks to Gordon
sleuthing. See below for more Kelly's entries.]
By 2015 an extension covers the lower part of the end wall. This
is 314 Foxhall Road, once a shop, now a house. The
painted render on the side wall may one day be removed to show the sign
once more. Such is the irony of painted wall signs.
Proprietors of 314 Foxhall Road Kelly’s Directory entries
1894. Cole Charles (Mozart Villas) – here is Orwell Road – [no
1906. Wesley Horace, butcher.
1909 to 1928. Wright, Bert, butcher [from 1921 he is called ‘Bertie’].
1929. Rush C.W., butcher.
1930. Deeks, butcher.
1931 to 1933. Jones Jn., butcher [who had the sign painted which must
have read: J. JONES, FAMILY BUTCHER, COOKED MEATS'].
1934 to 1936. Radford E., butcher.
1937 to 1954. Addison Rt Chas., boot repr.
1956 to 62-63. Crane Leonard J. boot repr.
1966 to 1975. Garrett Ronald H. fruiterer & florist. [name of
the trade varies to ‘florist’ and by the 1975 the occupier was just
shown as Garrett Ronald H.]
Oddly, ‘Rola Celestions Ltd, loudpseaker mfrs.’ are shown also shown as
residents at no. 314 Foxhall Road in 1969 and 1970; by the 1972 volume
of Kelly’s, Rola Celestions
are shown at no. 344. Today, this is the number of a recently built
houses close to the entrance to Celestion Drive which, of course, was
named after the loudspeaker manufacturers which once shared the site
with Bull Motors (a firm which grew out of E.R. & F. Turner
See also the 'Woottons Cure For
Corns' sign still existing (but hidden) in the nearby Camden Road.
Also a similar lost painted trade sign, now covered up on the side wall
of a former shop out here in the suburbs of Ipswich, on the corner of
Darwin Road and Wellesley Road: 'British