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31 Suffolk Parade (formerly 15 Suffolk Parade South)
From 1850 this property accommodated bakers and confectioners. The first recorded is Mr J. Healing and he was followed by Mr H. Winning. However in 1856 brothers William and Edwin Joyner located their brush-making and retailing business here and thus the shop remained for about the next 100 years.
William Joyner died on 4th March 1886 but the company continued to carry his name until 1892, when it became E.& H. Joyner, Brushmakers. Brother Edwin died on 11th January 1899 and the company name changed again about 10 years later to Edwin Joyner & Son, suggesting that control had passed to the next generation.
In 1926 Joyners advertised that they were the only brush makers in Cheltenham and that all kinds of brushes could be made to order at the shortest notice. Just before World War II the Joyners handed over the business to Frederick Bradstock, who continued to make brushes here until about 1953.
Mrs Bradstock continued to live on the premises but the trade had changed by 1957 to a fruiterers run by Mrs H.K. Bowd. With Mrs Bradstock still in residence, in 1970 the shop had changed again to V.R. & L.M. Robbins, Wool store. By 1975 this had changed once more to Cameo Antiques and Mrs Bradstock was no longer listed as living here.
Formerly a ladies fashionware shop called Mode, this is now home to Harriet Sanders British Handmade Leather Handbags.
Researcher: Stuart Manton (Oct 2016)
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