The Baker's Shop

On East Street

Added by Pat Marsden

The Baker's shop in East Street run by Edith Franks. These houses were demolished in the nineteen-thirties. Harold Payne was the baker after 1946 but Edith Franks continued to live there.
Wivenhoe Memories Collection
This page was added on 16/08/2016.

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  • Pat , having viewed your link , I was struck by the surname Fison. I have Elizabeth Fison connected to John Durrell (8× Gt Grandparents) back in the late 1600s. As the parcel of land is situated also where the Durrells lived , (approximately) I guess he may well be linked?
    Any news on this would be most welcome.

    By Simon Green (28/07/2019)
  • I don’t really know more than is cited in the summary of the gift to the church and the connected reference at https://www.wivenhoehistory.org.uk/content/new-contributions/lower-high-street-and-east-street-1902-1924. If you google the Fison name it comes up with some references which may help but I haven’t seen a Wivenhoe connection (yet!) Other houses on the north side of East Street were demolished and replaced by the current Fish Shop and I have transcribed a number of these deeds.

    By Pat Marsden (28/07/2019)
  • Thank you for confirming that Pat.
    P.s. my earlier comment ” top of those lane” should have read ” Top of Rose Lane”

    By Simon Green (28/07/2019)
  • Can you supply details over when these houses were demolished. I was aware of cottages/ tenement demolished at the top of those lane. Fairly sure the ones pictured are still standing.

    By Simon (27/07/2019)
  • I think you may be right and the houses which were demolished by the early nineteen twenties were on the north side of East St. Three tiny cottages which stood where the church entrance is now sited were definitely demolished by this time. See: https://www.wivenhoehistory.org.uk/content/new-contributions/gift-of-land-in-east-street-to-st-marys-church-1924

    By Pat Marsden (27/07/2019)

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