Combs Ford


Taken from "Stowmarket-A Pagent in Pictures". Edited by Mike Durrent/Harry Double by Capella Publications

This tranquil scene was published on a post card by the R.A.P. Co., London EC4 and probably dates from the 1930’s. We know from the street directory that James Fox was at the shop in 1934. The same directory lists Walter Tolworthy at the Forge and Jessie Beaumont at the Gladstone Arms. James fox was succeeded at the shop by Stephen Romain. Note the attractive Inn sign at the Magpie on the left.

Sent in by Graham Keeble

Even though the photo was taken in the early 1930s this is exactly as I remember the Paper or Corner shop as we all called it. I delivered early morning newspaper from there for 4 years from 1954 to 1958. Arriving at the shop at 5.30am every morning was a good way of getting used to the world of early morning rising, for when I was eventually let loose in to the work force.-Terry Aspinall


Taken from a Post Card in the early 80s, not much has changed over the years


Taken from "Stowmarket-A Pagent in Pictures" Edited by Harry Double

Sent in by Graham Korky Keeble

An even earlier photo of Combs Ford, not sure which pub it is on the right?