58-60 High Street, Rellew, Ansara & shop
Notes on these 3 properties. These two houses were developed in the 1930s on the site of a yard. The two houses were named Rellew and Ansara after Sara Ann Weller (Rellew is this spelt backwards). To the left of these was a small lean-to shop. 56 High Street. Mr Stamp owned both houses and lived in Rellew and sold shoes in the shop; then Mr Emm was a chemist; later Mr Putt, shoemaker; then Kathy Hawley Antiques (later, perhaps, run by someone else as 'Long Ago'), then Telephone and Office Solutions and, at another time, as a hairdresser, first 'Linda and Avril', then 'New Image'. In 2008, the shop traded as 'Goochie', perhaps selling shoes? Now (2018) vacant.
Evan and Edith Bax's memories (Margaret Axford, 'Tales form the Village Folk') recall that the little shop was earlier owned by Evan Bax as an ice-cream parlour. The couple lived in the house next door when the house to its right was lived in (and owned?) by Mr Stamp.