A notice for the letting of a grocer and draper’s shop situate ‘near the Church’ appeared on page 3 of the Norfolk Chronicle of Saturday 3 September 1785.
The shop had been a grocer and draper’s establishment for upwards of 70 years.
The letting came about with the death of Mrs Lydia Barnard. Her widower, Samuel, was mentioned in the notice.
It is possible that the building in the photograph (later Ye Olde Thatche Shoppe) is the grocer and draper’s shop referred to in the notice.
The extent of this property once abutted the churchyard.
Norfolk Chronicle 3 September 1785
Mrs Carol Ewin