|3 Cheam Road, Ewell|
|Current Occupier (2013)||Bourne Beautiful |
|Occupier in 1911||Post Office
Sub-post mistress - Mrs Edith Ellen Wicks
|Details of 1911 Proprietor||At this stage Mrs Wicks did not live on the premises but boarded next door at the Cave Coffee Tavern (Number 1 Cheam Road). She was born Edith Ellen Hadlow in 1873 in Margate and married Reginald Henry Wicks (born 1873 Hackney) in Kettering district in 1896.|
In 1901 she was living in Isleworth, Middlesex with her husband, a railway clerk since 1891, and two young sons, Eric Vincent born 1897 Egham and Reginald Percy, born 1900 Isleworth. Reginald Senior died on 29 September 1903. Edith took Eric with her to Ewell (sadly he died in 1907) and baby Reginald was sent to live with her brother in Essex. Reginald Junior died in 1990 in Cornwall.
In 1932 Edith married the widowed Reverend Edward Edney Cleal (born 1858 Bristol), who had for many years been pastor of the Ewell Congregational Church (and author of an interesting book called 'The Story of Congregationalism in Surrey' which is online here), and they lived 'over the shop' at Number 3, but Edward died on 12 July 1934 and Edith followed him on 14 November 1937. Details of the Ewell Branch Office can be found here.
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