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1945/6 photo by H. Felton: numbers 401 - 402

view showing a 2 storey brick built property with sign '401 Light Refreshments 401' and a little of numbers 400 and 402

No. 401 was the 'Salutation Inn' and dates back to 1751 or earlier. It was run by Mrs Emma Humphries in 1901 and 1913. By 1928 Mrs Mattuicci was running a confectioners from numbers 401 & 402 (a Francesco Mattuicci from Naples Italy lived at no. 402 in the 1901 census). The property included stabling for 6 horses to the rear and there were two small cottages adjoining the stables at the time of the 1909/10 Valuation. In 1945/6 the building was serving refreshments and includes several adverts in the window 'Bovril puts beef into you', also a Brooke Bond advert for coffee.

No. 402 was latterly (1901 onwards) a confectioners run by the Mattuicci family. In 1901 13 people lived here: the property had an attic and 2 rooms on the top floor and 3 rooms on the first floor, including 'rooms over archway' according to the 1909/10 Valuation.

Reproduced by permission of English Heritage.NMR

More details of numbers 400 and 401 and their occupants, or for number 402.

Published May 2008