Sea Mills Shops in WW2

Sea Mills Square

Take a look at the shops on Sea Mills Square and find out what they are and who was running then in 1939. If tour is not visible open in a new window.

Occupant information from Kellys Directory 1928-1970*

St Edyths Road 

37 (Collistear hairdressers)
1928 Hallett and Sons, grocers
Still listed in 1970

Sam and Daisy Hallett with their son Peter in 1921.
Sam was running the shop in 1939, the family had lived in Woodleaze by by the war had moved to Coombe Lane. 


38 (currently Elexis – builders office)
WWII: in 1939 the following people were listed as resident at this address:
Sidney W Draper – born 22 Mar 1912 – Ironmonger and Hardware (married) AFS no 1771 ** part time
Phillis M Draper – born 28 Apr 1913 – unpaid domestic duties (married)


Shirehampton Road

125 (currently Sea Mills convenience store, recently AJ’s)
WWII: in 1939 the following people were listed as resident at this address:
Lewis R Eddy – born 23 Feb 1907 Dairyman and Grocer (married)
Marjorie Eddy – born 27 Mar 1911 – Unpaid domestic duties (married)
Brian T Eddy – born 5 Jan 1938 – Under School age
Amelia Rodman – born 8 Sep 1879 – Unpaid Domestic duties (window)
Arthur J Eddy – born 11 Nov 1879 – Railway Inspector (married)
Cora J Eddy – born 11 Feb 1884 – Unpaid Domestic duties (married)
Bessie P Tonkin (sp?) – born 27 Jan 1863 – Unpaid Domestic duties (single)


127 (currently Sea Mills convenience store, recently AJ’s)
1928 William Henry Morgan, Butcher
1944 Harry Daniel Downham
WWII: in 1939 the following people were listed as resident at this address:

William H Morgan – born 25 Apr 1889 – Butcher, shop keeper (married)
Selina A Morgan – born 21 June 1891 – unpaid domestic duties (married)



137 (currently Collistear Beauty)

WWII: in 1939 the following people were listed as resident at this address:
John E Welch – born 26 Apr 1905 – Grocers Assistant  (married) AFS no 1784 **
Elsie M Welch – born 6 Nov 1898 – General Shop, draper (married)



139 (currently B Nails)

1928 William Frederick Gill MPS. Chemist

WWII: in 1939 the following people were listed as resident at this address:
George Norman Warrinner- born 26 Aug 1889 – Petroleum Board Oil Installation Clerk. Bristol Auxiliary Fire Service (married)
Phyllis G Warriner – born 1 Aug 1912 – Unpaid Domestic Duties (married)


149 (now flats)
1940 Leonard George Searchfield, greengrocer

WWII: in 1939 the following people were listed as resident at this address:
Leonard G.W Searchfield – born 29 Nov 1894 – Florist, Fruiterer, Greengrocer (married)
Irene Searchfield – born 17 Dec 1889 – unpaid domestic duties – Red Cross Voluntary Canteen (married)
Suzanne J Searchfield – born 16 July 1926 – at school
plus 4 redacted entries.


151 (now flats)

1936 G H Webb and Co, provision merchants

WWII: in 1939 the following people were listed as resident at this address:
Oswald J Long – born 31 Jul 1890 – Electric Tram Driver (incapacitated) (married)
Muriel E Long – born 4 Sept – shop assistant, provisions (married)


158 (now McColls / postoffice)

1936/7 Wilfred C Bolwell, ladies and gents hairdresser (listed as 156 no listing for 158)

Old shopfront of 158 briefly revealed in March 2018 when renovations were in progress (Pic Sea Mills 100)


160 (now McColls / postoffice)

1937 Stanley Wood, newsagent & Sea Mills Town Sub-post and Money Order and Telephone Call office.

132 (now a house)
1931 Frederick E Sprackling, bootmaker
1950 Sprackling F E and Son, boot and shoe makers
1956 William L England, boot and shoe repair
1966 Parsons R.T do-it-yourself supplies

130 (now Yelling Yin’s takeaway)
1936 Percival Wilfred Berry, Fishmonger
1966 L Linsley, Fishmonger
At some point after 1970 this began a Fish and Chip shop

** AFS – Auxiliary Fire Service

Westbury Lane

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In 1939 was Winslade Grocers, Henry and Hilda Winslade were resident with five children living over the shop. Henry was a local ARP warden

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In 1939 was Green Drapers, James and Dora Green resident

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In 1939 was Powell Hardware, Aaron and Gladys Powell resident

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In 1939 was Slucutt Butchers – Ernest and Daisy Slucutt resident

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In 1939 was Gilpin Grocers – Cecil and Gladys Gilpin resident

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In 1939 was Wakefield Tobacconist – Herbert & Adelaide Wakefield resident and two younger Wakefields listed as resident, Herbert listed as a retired builder with Adelaide as Shopkeeper.

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