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?