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No.11 Wellington Street

Powters® Ltd. - Butchers

Shop History

1965 -

Powters® Ltd. - Butchers

Wootton's Ironmongers


Cheapside Store - men's clothing


Golding & Son, Cheapside


H. Golding, The Cheapside Stores, Wellington Street, Outfitters
- Eastern Counties of England Directory


Golding Samuel, outfitter and boot and shoe dealer, High Street and Wellington street
- White's Directory


Golding, Saml., hatter & clothier, Wellington Street
- Whites Directory


    The Powter Family Tree

  • Powter's butchers was originally started by the present owner Grant Powter's great-grandfather; William John Harper (b. 1868 Barrington), who came to Newmarket in 1881 as an apprentice to Norwich born butcher Thomas Tebbutt Cunnington, whose shop was further along on the other side of Wellington Street.

  • After a slight change of location the business was next owned by son-in-law Herbert 'Horace' James Hawes, renamed H.J. Hawes Pork Shop and moved to its well-known location next to Drapery Row.

  • Ken Powter took over the Pork Shop from his father-in-law in 1965, re-named it again to Powter's and moved it to its present location in No.11 Wellington Street.

  • Powter's® is one of the EU registered brands of Newmarket Sausages, another being Musk® Ltd. - No.49-51 High Street.

    On 15th November 2012, the 'Newmarket Sausage' received the European Commision's Protected Geographical Indications ( PGI) status, the registration for this requiring the sausages to be produced within a very tightly closed geographical boundary surrounding Newmarket - 'from junction 37 on the A14, north on the A142 left at River Lane ....'. The sausage recipe is also controlled, although of course each shop has it's own variation on this.

  • Goldings Cheapside Store

  • Founded in 1855 by Samuel Golding, Cheapside Store (here in Wellington Street) was the first incarnation of what would subsequently become Golding of Newmarket.
    The business proved to be so successful that it outgrew its humble beginnings within seven years and had to open larger premises at No.67 High Street, which was run by his son Herbert Samuel Golding.

  • 1936 Newmarket Directory:-
    Cheapside Store mens clothing

  • 1926 Street Directory of Newmarket:-
    Golding & Son, Cheapside
    Cox, H., Hatfield

  • Building Changes

    Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch
    Newmarket Urban District Council Records
    Reference EF 506
  • Alterations to shop, Wellington St, for H. Golding (John Flatman) EF 506/6/1/7/70 Nov 1901
    3 docs

  • Many thanks to Peter Norman for his information about the history of this building, his wife having worked at the Cheapside Store.

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No.11 Wellington Street

No.11 Wellington Street

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