1920s photographs of shops in Wickford High Street.

I live on the Isle of Wight and I have recently found among a collection of old family photographs, three photographs of shops taken in the 1920s. My grandfather, Harry Hodd, lived in Wickford between 1920 and 1930, and he had a boot and shoemaker’s shop in Wickford High Street. His sister, Mary-Ann, married Henry Fairhead, and they ran a grocer’s shop, also in the High Street. The third photograph shows my grandfather and another man outside the premises of A.H.Dench, printers, but I have not been able to find out if this is in Wickford. I am also not sure when the Hodds and Fairheads began to trade in Wickford, but I know that Harry Hodd moved to Guildford in 1930. I would welcome any additional information or photos relating to the period when my family lived in Wickford. In particular, since I am not familiar with Wickford, would it be possible to indicate on other photos where these shops were?

Harry Hodd, outside his shop.
Harry Ralph Hodd
Harry Ralph Hodd
My grandfather and another man outside the premises of A.H.Dench, printers.
Harry Ralph Hodd

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  • I dont remember those shops?

    By ALAN HIGLEY (07/06/2017)

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