High Street, Saffron Walden, 1919Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Saffron Walden >> White's Directory 1848
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Note: the directory lists the names in the following order: Surname, First Name. It also abbreviates names. These have been reversed and typed in full to assist research.
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China, Glass, etc., Dealers.
Chemists and Druggists.
Robert Burch (and dentist)
John Lea (dentsist)
James Edward Player
John Emson and Frederick Emson
Rider and Johnson (and founders)
L. and W. Drapers.
Robson, Day and Green
J. and F. Emson
Old Sun Inn, Church Street, Saffron Walden.© Copyright Christopher Hilton contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
Clark and Gibson
John Simon King
Bainbridge and Chappell
Painters, Glaziers and Plumbers.
Perfumers and Hair Dressers.
Straw Hat Makers.
John King and Son
William Ward, (and timber merchant)
Mary Ann Nott
Wine and Spirit Merchants.
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Saffron Walden - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Saffron Walden - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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