Telephone list, 1951

No direct dialling here in those days: you had to speak to the operator (who was probably in the Post Office) and tell her (or him) you wanted "Elmswell 234". There were two public call boxes, one in the station and the other at the Post Office.

Just as 01359 does now, the exchange covered other villages: Wetherden, Haughley New Street, Woolpit, Great Ashfield, Norton, Harleston and Hunston, plus Drinkstone Mills and Tostock Old Hall.

Elmswell only

336Andreasen J. C. St. Edmund's House
246ArmstrongR.J. Hill Farm
228Baker & SonsMillersNew Office
261Ball Garage
349Barrett T. G. Hunston "Lodge
334Borley W. J. Ashfleld Road
242British Bailways Booking Office
353BurrowsA.Dagwood Farm
384Chamen G. P. 1 Fox and Goose Cottages
284Coe A. J. 9 Jubilee Terrace
369Cooper E. C. The Willow House
331Co-operative Bacon Factory
263Dyball E. Willow Farm House
381FowleH.T. The Cottage, New Road
315Fox Hotel
204Godbold E. V. Street Farm
268Green Miss E. C. "Lnges"
340Greenfleld S. S. Green Farm
275Harborne Rev. E. D. The Rectory
249Hawes W. W. Printer
316Henderson J. W. The Cedars
266Hicks W.J.White House Farm
285Hitchcock B. C. Norwood
207Hooper J. M. " Waveney
234Jacob Mrs. E. V. The Stores
229Jacob W. F. The Beeches
209Jewers O. C. Corn and Coal Merchant.
268Johnson A. Halfacre
310Kinder G. Holly Lodge
215Kirkwood JohnElmswell Hall
383Last F. W. Church Avenue
277Last W. E. Station Road
281Leeks W. A. Sub Post Office
270Macdonald Lt.-Col. J. P. The Grange
347Matthews W. N. Dunelm
374McNeil J. Old Manor Farm
296Miller B. H. Haulage ContractorRose Lane
233Minihane T. W. New Road
286Morgan-GranvilIe Mrs. R. Sunnyside
278Moy Messrs. T. Ltd. Station Yard
311Mulley Bros. BuildersNew Road
337/8Nunn F. J. & Sons Blackbourne Iron Works
382Nunn W. O. The Links
365Palmer J. W. Eastbury, School Road
329PatonR. Hillcroft
224Pease Transport Ltd. Ashfield Road
398Phillips G. A. Philric, Top Road
259Phillips S. J. Philomel, New Road
211Police West Suffolk County
387Porter Capt. S. W. Eastwood Farm
323/4Rannoch John Ltd. Egg Merchants
306Reckitt & Coleman Ltd. Crown Mill
350Reis A. Willow Wood Farm
230Vince F. P. Southview
345WadeMrs. F. R.
366Woolnough T. E. Bunkers Hill Farm
227Wright F. New Road
239WyattO.J. Buttenhaugh
237YoungB.C. Newhall


All villages on the Elmswell exchange

271Addison H. C. Butcher and GrocerWoolpit
341Air Ministry Guard RoomGreat Ashfield
336Andreasen J. C. St. Edmund's HouseElmswell
246ArmstrongR.J. Hill FarmElmswell
314Armstrong B. W. Motor Engineer New StreetHaughley
373Baker L. E. Poplar HoldingWoolpit
228Baker & SonsMillersNew OfficeElmswell
261Ball GarageElmswell
294Barker D. G. Crawley Hall FarmNorton
260Barker J. H. Kiln FarmGreat Ashfield
349Barrett T. G. Hunston "LodgeElmswell
304Bauly J. E. Manor FarmNorton
355Beedell E. Box Tree FarmWetherden
309Bennett W. H. Horse ShoesNorton
218Bevan Mrs. E. M. PlashwoodHaughley
247Black D. & Sons Hardings FarmNorton
380Black E White House FarmWetherden
385Black B Rookery FarmWetherden
265Brewitt C. P. High HallNorton
213Brewitt T. The CottageNorton
242British Bailways Booking OfficeElmswell
326Brodhurst-Hill Miss R. SouthleighNorton
240Brown & Aitken. Ltd.Wetherden Hall
334Borley W. J. Ashfleld RoadElmswell
353BurrowsA.Dagwood FarmElmswell
388Burrows J. White House FarmHarleston
358Butcher P. N. The HolliesWoolpit
301Butler W. G. Fish ShopWoolpit
384Chamen G. P. 1 Fox and Goose CottagesElmswell
289Chapman White HouseWetherden
220Clover & SonsDrinkstone Mills
284Coe A. J. 9 Jubilee TerraceElmswell
295Coleman Miss D. E. P. The ElmsHunston
369Cooper E. C. The Willow HouseElmswell
331Co-operative Bacon FactoryElmswell
232Copinger-Hill Mrs. E. L. Meadow End, Ashfield RoadNorton
360Cornish Mrs. K. A. Little London FarmWetherden
377Cross A. B. Swan HotelWoolpit
327Crosse J. Builder and Undertaker High StreetWoolpit
245Crothers B. B. SaffronsWoolpit
243Curtis W. J. Little OrchardWetherden
217Diaper J. H. New StreetHaughley
287Dinning B. Hall FarmGreat Ashfield
386Dinning T. Lydhurst. Great Ashfield
202District NurseWoolpit
263Dyball E. Willow Farm HouseElmswell
364Ellis J. E. Fox FarmWetherden
255Elmer D. G. The BakeryWoolpit
254Elmer Miss N. V. The MillsWoolpit
216Errington Comdr. B. H.Tostock Old Hall
330FielderD.B. Little FoldHunston Green
381FowleH.T. The Cottage, New RoadElmswell
315Fox HotelElmswell
318Garson W. A. Pantiles, Little GreenNorton
282George J. The BungalowWetherden
204Godbold E. V. Street FarmElmswell
273Gosling Mrs. A. I.Mutton HallWetherden
268Green Miss E. C. "Lnges"Elmswell
340Greenfleld S. S. Green FarmElmswell
367Hall Mrs. A. W. The NookGreat Ashfield
379HallJ.B. Brook CottageGreat Ashfield
238Hamlin B. J. St. BriavelsWetherden
275Harborne Rev. E. D. The RectoryElmswell
394Harrison H. J. Church GateWoolpit
283Hawes H. S. Rookery FarmGreat Ashfield
249Hawes W. W. PrinterElmswell
302Haywood Miss A. ThedwardsWetherden
256Hayward C. F. Bull InnWoolpit
354HaywardC. F. Ltd. Bury RoadWoolpit
316Henderson J. W. The CedarsElmswell
205Henderson TurnerHaughley Park
266Hicks W.J.White House FarmElmswell
285Hitchcock B. C. NorwoodElmswell
207Hooper J. M. " WaveneyElmswell
317Hewlett A. T. Mill Lane FarmWoolpit
225Hewlett G. W. Old Police StationWoolpit
250Hewlett R. A.Heathgate FarmWoolpit
352Jack's CafeWetherden
234Jacob Mrs. E. V. The StoresElmswell
229Jacob W. F. The BeechesElmswell
346James A. E. Arch FarmNorton
209Jewers O. C. Corn and Coal Merchant.Elmswell
268Johnson A. HalfacreElmswell
272JonesDr. R Upper LodgeWetherden
310Kinder G. Holly LodgeElmswell
215Kirkwood JohnElmswell Hall
313Knight Messrs. G. C. & F. C. The Lodge FarmHunston
383Last F. W. Church AvenueElmswell
277Last W. E. Station RoadElmswell
281Leeks W. A. Sub Post OfficeElmswell
293Levesley H. T. Grange FarmGreat Ashfield
300Lunmis H. E. Maypole InnWetherden
270Macdonald Lt.-Col. J. P. The GrangeElmswell
257MacDougall C. E. Red HouseNorton
325Mahony H. N. The Grange FarmWetherden
351Manders P. J. The School HouseWetherden
307Manson Rev. G. L. The RectoryWoolpit
235Marston J. A. Monks CloseWoolpit
322Mason & Co. Grocers and Drapers High StreetWoolpit
347Matthews W. N. DunelmElmswell
374McNeil J. Old Manor FarmElmswell
221Miles J. S.Norton Hall
357Miles J. S. Lea FarmGreat Ashfield
296Miller B. H. Haulage ContractorRose LaneElmswell
233Minihane T. W. New RoadElmswell
286Morgan-GranvilIe Mrs. R. SunnysideElmswell
248Morley F. B. ButcherWoolpit
200Moss Miss A. F. Esk CottageWetherden
278Moy Messrs. T. Ltd. Station YardElmswell
311Mulley Bros. BuildersNew RoadElmswell
339Mulley Messrs. F. W. & Sons The Firs, Raggs LaneWoolpit
312Norman P. J. The WheatsheafWoolpit
337/8Nunn F. J. & Sons Blackbourne Iron WorksElmswell
382Nunn W. O. The LinksElmswell
335Ong Mrs. A. Little StoresWetherden
365Palmer J. W. Eastbury, School RoadElmswell
321Parker Mrs. A. M. The GrangeWoolpit
392Parker D.G. P. Gable Cottage, Green RoadWoolpit
378Parr W. H. The StreetWoolpit
329PatonR. HillcroftElmswell
224Pease Transport Ltd. Ashfield RoadElmswell
291Perry J. B. The Green Road Garage CottageWoolpit
398Phillips G. A. Philric, Top RoadElmswell
259Phillips S. J. Philomel, New RoadElmswell
264Phoenix Bros.Harleston Hall
211Police West Suffolk CountyElmswell
212Police West Suffolk CountyWoolpit
389PorterH.C. 11 New RoadNorton
387Porter Capt. S. W. Eastwood FarmElmswell
236Pound A. Lawn FarmWoolpit
372Primmer Mrs. M. S. Chapel CottageWetherden
308Prior H. Street FarmWoolpit
206Pryme P. W. The CrosswaysWoolpit
222Pye Exors. of R. S. Timber Merchants.
366Rand E. & Sons (Engineers) Ltd. Park GarageWetherden
303Rand E. & Sons (Engineers) Ltd. Bury RoadWetherden
323/4Rannoch John Ltd. Egg MerchantsElmswell
362Raphael C. Haydon'sNorton Little Green
226Rayner R. Motor Engineer Bury RoadWoolpit
306Reckitt & Coleman Ltd. Crown MillElmswell
350Reis A. Willow Wood FarmElmswell
393Rome Lt.-Col. R. C. EvergreenWoolpit
276Rowland E. R. Ashfield RoadNorton
208Rous (Beyton) Ltd. Albatross Garage
241Royal Automobile Club (Sentry Box)Haughley New Street
262Rushbrook. W. R. Grove Farm
305Rust Miss E. TyrrellsWoolpit
333ScholesF. BakeryGreat Ashfield
253Sellers Miss G. E. GoshawksWetherden
391Simpson & Scott BrickworksWoolpit
370Skelton F. RestholmeWoolpit
368Smith W.L. Rudlen HouseWoolpit
274Spink E. W. Willow FarmWetherden
214Stevens Dr. N.Woolpit
376StiffC.F. Bushes FarmHaughley
348Stiggles T. The ManseWetherden
359Swan Mrs. C. E. Elm CottageWetherden
297Tighe E. F. Clandore Guest HouseWoolpit
363Troake W. H. Chapel FarmGreat Ashfield
203Tyrell H. C. Oak Tree FarmNorton
230Vince F. P. SouthviewElmswell
345WadeMrs. F. R.Elmswell
361Wakelin P. S. GlenviewGreat Ashfield
396Walters J. S. Slougli FarmGreat Ashfield
395Waring Miss S. C. Rags LaneWoolpit
223Warrington W. J. Dale HouseWoolpit
328Weaver Rev. J.The RectoryWetherden
319Wilson Capt. A. H. Batts FarmWetherden
231Wilson Mrs. S. Pine LodgeHaughley New Street
375Wilson Mrs. S.J. Moorbridge FarmHarleston
366Woolnough T. E. Bunkers Hill FarmElmswell
288Woolpit Brick Co. Ltd.Woolpit
267Woolpit Gravel Co. Ltd.Woolpit
227Wright F. New RoadElmswell
280Wright G. H. Kiln FarmWoolpit
239WyattO.J. ButtenhaughElmswell
237YoungB.C. NewhallElmswell