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No.84-88 High Street

84-86 Bonmarché®

88 Toni & Guy, Hairdressers

No.84-86

2016 -

Bonmarché

2013 - 2016

Unoccupied

1986 - 2013

W H Smith Newsagents

No.84

1977

Baxters

Bef. 1965 - 1985

Baxters, butchers

12th June 1953

London Central Meat Co.
- Newmarket UDC re-numbering map

1936

London Central Meat Co. - Newmarket Directory

1926

Richards, F. - Newmarket Street Directory

1925

Richards, Frank R., hair dresser, High Street - Kelly's Directory

1916

Richards, Frank R., hair dresser, High Street - Kelly's Directory

Abt. 1912

Richards, Hairdresser

2nd April 1911

Frank Richards, Hairdresser - Census

1904

William Howlett, Hairdresser - Street Market Map

1901

William Howlett, Hairdresser [Frank Richards, servant] - Census

1891

William Howlett, Naturalist & Hairdresser - Census

1881

Charles Clark, Plumber - Census

1871

Charles Clark, Plumber - Census

1861

Mary A. Clark, Plumber - Census

No.86-88

1977

Simpson and Jeffery

Bef. 1965 - 1986

Simpson and Jeffery

12th June 1953

No.86:- Simpson's
No.88:- Hadley House
- Newmarket UDC re-numbering map

Abt. 1946

F.G. Simpson

1936

Simpsons - Frank G. Simpson - Newmarket Directory

1926

Simpson's Exors. - Newsagents, Newmarket Journal
- Newmarket Street Directory

1925

Simpson, George (exors. of), printers; office of the "Newmarket Journal"
& "Newmarket Sporting News", High Street - Kelly's Directory

1917

George Simpson died

1916

Simpson, George, printer; office of the "Newmarket Journal"& "Newmarket Sporting News",
High Street - Kelly's Directory

Abt. 1912

George Simpson

1904

George Simpson - Street Market Map

1901

Simpson, George, High Street - Printer, Bookseller, & Stationer
- Eastern Counties of England Directory

1901

George Simpson - Census

1896

George Simpson, Bookseller, High Street - Kelly's Directory

1892

George Simpson, Bookseller, High Street - Kelly's Directory

1891

George Simpson - Census

1881

George Simpson - Kelly's Directory

1881

George Simpson - Census

1879

George Simpson, Bookseller, High Street - Kelly's Directory

1874

Simpson George Rymes, printer & stationer, High Street; and Mildenhall
- White's Directory

1872

George Simpson started printing the Newmarket Journal

1871

Unoccupied - Census

1861

James Manning - Census

No.88

2005 - Present

Toni & Guy, Hairdressers

1986 -

Clarks Shoe Shop

Aft. 1936 -
late 1940s

Brumby, Hairdressers

1936

Charles Marsh - Newmarket Directory

# Note the shop numbers 84, 86 & 88 are those presently used and do not reflect the original numbering at that time.

Notes

  • In early 2016 the Wakefield-based clothing retailer Bonmarché opened a new branch here in Newmarket.


    Bonmarché®


    No.84-88 High Street - 20th October 2016

  • Tesco Express

  • In 2013 W.H. Smiths Newsagents, No.s 84-86 High Street closed and moved into its stationery shop at No. 80 High Street.
    W.H. Smiths had been at this location since it took over from the previous stationers Simpson and Jeffery.
    When opened it was originally stationers, bookshop and newsagents - the store later expanded and they opened the stationery shop at No. 80.

  • In April 2014 Tesco made plans to turn this shop into one of its Express stores:-

    Newmarket News

  • But with downturn in the retail market the planned Newmarket store was one of those that became part of Tesco's cutbacks - and the store never opened.


  • Now you see it ....


    ... now you don't




    Proposed Tesco Express shop front - 2014
    - the store that never happened ....

  • George Simpson - Simpson and Jeffery

  • This location is another of those series of shops that have changed their boundaries over the years; George Simpson started his shop in No.86, then later extended it into No.88, bridging between two buildings.

  • George Simpson, Master Printer, Bookseller and Stationer was born in 1837 in Newmarket.
    Living in Railway Street in 1861 he later moved to Kingston Villa, between Kingston Passage and Sun Lane.
    Both his son, Walter Henry Simpson and his grandson Frank Gilbert Simpson (b. 1890) were also printers.
    George died in September 1917 and the 1920s photo below shows that Frank had taken over the High Street shop by this time.

  • George started printing the Newmarket Journal in 1872, but not in this actual shop - his printworks building was behind the shop in the Duddery, part of the Rookery. A gate at the rear of the shop allowed easy access to this.


    Kelly's Directory 1896

  • Frank Richard's Hairdressers was in the remainder of the right-hand side building, in what is now No.84.

  • When the shop became Simpson and Jeffery - on the left of that, adjacent to the entrance into the courtyard at the rear, was a set of steps leading up to a door. This was the entrance into a long passage leading to the back of the building in which was Brumby hairdressers.

  • Newmarket Journal
    Ronald Pettitt
    Published on 06/09/2007
    FORMER Newmarket hairdresser Ronald Pettitt, of Jarvis Way, Newmarket, died at the Kingfisher nursing home in the town on August 3, 2007. He was 78.
    Born and living all his life in Newmarket, he became an apprentice when he was 14 in 1944 to Edmund Brumby, before working with his brother, Harry, in Wellington Street.
    In the early 1970s, he moved to premises on Exning Road where he worked until his retirement.

  • When W.H. Smith took over from Simpson and Jeffery they returned the buildings to their original form; taking over Baxters Butchers on the right-hand side and re-making No.84-86 a distinct seperate entity.

    Clarks shoe shop took up residence in No.88, which became Toni & Guy hairdressers in 2005. The High Street door into Brumby's has gone, and entrance into the upstairs offices of what is now Stacey & Partners Chartered Accountants is from the courtyard at the rear (if you search online you'll see their address is No.88 high Street).

    From adverts in the Newmarket Journal in 1975 it's also known that the long-time Journal photographer Peter Faulkes had his address as No.88 High Street.

  • English Heritage Listed Building Details:-
    http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-275659-84-and-86-high-street-newmarket-suffolk

  • 84 and 86, High Street
    Grade: II
    Date Listed: 26 June 1984
    English Heritage Building ID: 275659
    Butcher's shop and part of stationer's shop with dwelling above.

  • English Heritage Listed Building Details:-
    http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-275660-86-and-88-high-street-newmarket-suffolk

  • 86 and 88, High Street
    Grade: II
    Date Listed: 26 June 1984
    English Heritage Building ID: 275660
    Shop with offices above.


  • Building Changes

  • Planning Application - F/78/373
    86 High Street Newmarket Suffolk
    Application Registered 02-06-1978
    Office extension.

  • Planning Application - F/85/737
    84/88 High Street Newmarket Suffolk
    Application Registered 03-12-1985
    Alterations including extensions and c/use of first floor and second floor to offices.

  • Planning Application - F/85/738/LB
    84/88 High Street Newmarket Suffolk
    Application Registered 03-12-1985
    Refurbishments and improvements.

  • Planning Application - F/86/344/LB
    84/88 High Street Newmarket Suffolk
    Application Registered 23-05-1986
    Rendering of facade.

  • Planning Application - F/86/692
    84-88 High Street Newmarket Suffolk
    Application Registered 01-10-1986
    New shop front as amended by drawings 20/11/86.

  • Planning Application - F/86/836
    88 High Street Newmarket Suffolk
    Application Registered 02-12-1986
    New shop front.

  • Planning Application - F/86/896/LB
    1st and 2nd Floors 88 High Street Newmarket Suffolk
    Application Registered 10-12-1986
    Removal and reconstruction of front wall.

  • Planning Application - F/97/315
    84-86 W H Smith Ltd High Street Newmarket Suffolk
    Application Registered 13-06-1997
    Display of internally illuminted fascia and projecting signs.

  • Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch
    Newmarket Urban District Council Records
    Reference EF 506
  • Addition of office, rear of shop, High St, for G. Simpson EF 506/6/1/J109 May 1893
  • Shop front, High St, for George Simpson (William C. & A.S. Manning) EF 506/6/1/3/102 Feb 1898
  • Glass covered way, rear of High St, for George Simpson EF 506/6/1/11/286 Jul 1906
  • WC and drainage, rear of Hadley House, High St, for George Simpson EF 506/6/1/17/571 Oct 1920


  • Many thanks to Peter Norman for his details about the Newmarket Street Market Map 1904 and for his photos 'W.H. Smith c. 1990',
    'Simpson & Jeffery and Baxters c. 1985', 'Centre of High Street c.1910s', 'Journal Office c. 1900s' and 'from Sun Lane c. 1890s'.

  • Many thanks to 'Old Newmarket' for the photos 'F.G. Simpson late 1940s', 'F.G. Simpson mid 1940s', 'George Simpson c. 1912' and 'Simpsons Stationers c. 1918'.

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W.H. Smith c. 1990

W.H. Smith c. 1990

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