A 1926 snapshot of Epsom businesses


In 1926, to mark the 50th anniversary of its Consecration, Christ Church Epsom Common published a booklet about its history.

To help defray the costs of printing, 10 of the 40 pages - scans of which are below, in pairs - were filled with advertisements, providing an interesting 1926 snapshot of 39 local businesses. (Under each pair of pages is a text summary of the businesses that, unlike the graphics, can be accessed by search engines.)

Page A
Summary of the advertised businesses, in the order they appear above.
Forster's Stores - Groceries & Provisions
F H Trower - Coal, coke, corn, seeds & bulbs
Edwards & Sharp - Estate Agents
Riddington's - Chocolates
Sheath & Son - Bakers
The Epsom Riding Establishment
Longhurst & Sons - Funeral Directors
S R Prett - Tobacconist, Hairdresser & Confectioner
F W Essex & Son - Grocers & Provision Merchants

Page B
Summary of the advertised businesses, in the order they appear above.
Ardern Elphick - Butchers
Epsom Fish, Game & Poultry Stores
H H & F Roll - Builders & Decorators
R Chamberlain & Son - Bakers and Confectioners
C W Daniell - Newsagent, Bookseller & Stationer
R Gower - Menswear
The Spread Eagle Hotel
Dorset & Co - Ironmongers & Engineers

Page C
Summary of the advertised businesses, in the order they appear above.
Geo Perrin - Complete House Furnishers
Chas Johnson & Sons - Fruiterers, Florists and Seedsmen
Woodcote Side Laundry
Rodgers - Ladies' Outfitters
E T Turner - Electrical and Radio Engineer
Wheeler Bros - The Epsom Drapers
Cragg & Lewis - "Everything for Baby"
Sebastian Land - Ladies' Hairdresser
Leonard S Brooke - Photographer
J. Woods & Son - Bakers, Pastrycooks & Confectioners

Page D
Summary of the advertised businesses, in the order they appear above.
Furniss - Coal, Corn, Hay & Straw, Dog & Poultry requisites
W Clarke - Tobacconist
The Epsom Motor House (Proprietor: W R Page)
Weston & Co - Piano, Gramophone and Music store
J H Mortimer - Dispensing Chemist and Optician (at Tottle's & Waterloo Pharmacies)
Measures & Randall - Car Hire

Page E
Summary of the advertised businesses, in the order they appear above.
G Skelton - Builders, Decorators, Sanitary Engineers & Hot Water Fitters
Curtis - Cream & Milk
C J Roe - Dispensing Chemist
F W Pallant - Upholsterer
Absalom & Garland - Household Repairs, Ironmongers & Engineers
Randall & Measures - Table Waters

Roger Morgan © May, 2017