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Muggeridge's General Store

The General Store in the photo was located in Clarendon Road/Goldstone Road, Hove and run by my Grandparents, Harvey and Marion Muggeridge (nee Hammond ) They lived at number 16 Goldstone Road which was adjacent.

The exact dates are unknown but I estimate the photo was taken around 1904. The 1901 Census records the fact they lived on the premises. Those in the photo include (L to R) Sons, Harold and William,( my Father) together with their Father, Harvey. The young man with the milk float has not been identified.

Marion’s brother, Harry E. Hammond, ran the Aldrington Hotel around the same time; both the Hammonds were born in Brighton. Harvey Muggeridge died in 1915 whilst his Sons were in France during WW1; the business was then sold. Previous ventures included farming on the family farm with his Father at Ifield and as a Miller & Corndealer trading as Muggeridge & Killick at New Shoreham

Muggeridge's General Store
From the private collection of the Muggeridge Family

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  • Shouldn’t this be Goldstone Street, not Road?

    By Vic Stevens (20/03/2008)
  • My grandfather Harry Frost had a fruit and greengrocer shop on the other corner (north) from Muggeridge’s shop before  world war 11. They lived at 13 Clarendon Road.
    They used to advertise on the screen at the Odeon cinema, Hove. I would like to contact anyone with any photos of the shop or anyone who remembers the Frost family.

    By alan frost (29/03/2008)
  • Yes Vic, you’re absolutely right. The two east-west roads Clarendon Road and Goldstone Road, Hove run parallel to each other, with Livingstone Road and Shirley Street in between, so they never meet. Goldstone Street, though, runs north-south and has junctions with all of them.

    By Alan Hobden (03/08/2008)
  • Could the young man with the milk float be Olly Loadsman? He and his sisters owned the dairy in Shirley Street and he was still delivering milk on a float in the forties despite his age. Violet and May were his sisters.

    By Isabel Thomson (04/02/2009)
  • I live quite near to where this shop used to be. It looks like it’s the demolished side of Clarendon Road. The shop must have been opposite the present 48 Clarendon Road and as Golstone Street ends at 14 today, it makes sense that as mentioned above, no.16 Goldstone Street would have been adjacent to Muggeridge’s shop. I believe no.46 was a butcher’s shop at one stage; does anyone have a photo or details. Also I’d like to know why one side of Clarendon Road has gone and then houses re-appear on Conway Street. The bit inbetween is high rise flats and industrial units mainly.

    By Peter Carroll (23/04/2009)
  • I think the young man with the cart is Mr. Loadsman. I remember his sisters, Violet and May working in the dairy in Shirley Street. They were always bundled up scarves & gloves with the finger tips removed (the better to handle milk bottles). I used to be sent there when we ran out of milk. The pavement outside the dairy was tiled with black & white square tiles & it was a joy to roller skate over it! Sweet memories of circa 1958 !

    By Jackie Collins (31/01/2010)
  • I see on the Goldstone Street site you were wondering what your childhood home looks like now. I can tell you it’s looking much the same as it did in the forties! The whole road is in a time warp. We lived in Shirley Street next to Loadsman’s dairy. There is very little change around the area; it still draws me back to have a look.

    By Isabel Thomson (25/02/2010)
  • I was just wondering if any one remembers if the Clarkes Bakery on the corner of Goldstone Road and Clarendon Road, had in 1949, an upstairs restaurant, as my mother Ivy Joyce Miles who lived in Goldstone Road had her wedding reception in the upstairs restaurant of a local Clarkes Bakery?

    By David Marsh (07/03/2010)
  • David, the two roads don’t meet (see above message from Alan Hobden) however Clarkes bakery was in Goldstone Lane where all the bread and cakes were made.Could it have been their staff canteen? There was a small Clarkes shop selling bread etc in Fonthill road which is a continuation of Goldstone Street. If you post your query on the messages site somebody may be able to help.

    By Isabel Thomson (08/03/2010)
  • I’m looking for info on 24 Goldstone Road as my great grandfather, William Bennett, b 1837, a bricklayer, lived there with wife Elizabeth, William John my grandfather, his brother James and sisters Rosina and Florence. Love to know if he built the houses here or near by. I have been told so but have no confirmation to this.

    By Helene Bennett (18/07/2010)
  • For David Marsh. There was a bakery in Goldstone Street between Clarendon Villas (where I lived) and Goldstone Road in the early fifties, the smell of bread baking was lovely, could have been Forfars. I can remember getting bread there and watching it being sliced, I think it later became a printers.

    By John Cording (28/05/2011)
  • I remember the bakers you were talking about; I believe it was a Clarks.

    By David Sanders (08/12/2011)
  • Just come across this page; very interesting. No 16, Goldstone St was on the west side, mid-way between Ellen St and Clarendon Rd. My father (Stan Coleman, anyone remember him?) ran this shop, first as a sweet shop pre war, then as a radio/electrical repair and eventually a TV repair shop from approx 1938 till 1966 when it was demolished for redevelopment.

    By Gordon Coleman (18/04/2012)
  • My parents and grandparents owned the greengrocers on the opposite corner. I lived there until it was demolished in, I believe, 1967.

    By Steve Mace (09/02/2016)
  • There was a Clarks bakery in goldstone road and goldstone street, they had a bakery behind the shop, also, I think it was divels, or something like that on the opposite corner, which was a canteen for workers.

    By Chris williams (26/04/2020)
  • There was also a Clarks cake shop on the corner of clarendon road and goldstone villas, on the way to the station, don’t remember a cafe, above it though, but I was too young to remember cafes, I remember buying a doughnut, though!

    By Chris Williams (26/04/2020)

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