These are the notes made by Nicholas Butler who interviewed Mr Reed of 68 Dorchester Road, Ipswich in the mid 1980s as part of his research for his book “The Story of Wivenhoe”. These notes have been re-typed by Ann Jones from Nicholas Butler’s original notes and posted here by Frances Belsham.
What Mr Reed told Nick Butler
My father was H C Reed. Bp 27:v:1893
Smith’s Corner: Where the bus stop is. Is named after One-Armed Smith, a solicitor’s clerk who was also a photographer.
C W Denton succeeded Frank Byles as clerk to the Wivenhoe Urban District Council. Olive Brown who worked there at this time was the Council.
NB saw a press cutting which told that Miss D E Carver of Wivenhoe Road Alresford had loaned the newspaper a picture of Wivenhoe schoolgirls.
Mr Ernie Jenkins had loaned a picture of Wivenhoe schoolgirls prior to WW1
The Employment Exchange was at John Doubleday’s house in Alma Street at one time and also opposite.