‘STROUD GROCER’ can be seen clearly on the wall. The business was run by Mr Edward George Stroud, and although he died in 1919 the grocers shop still traded under his name until at least 1935. By 1937 Mrs and Miss Stroud were advertising themselves as the proprietors.
1920 Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire & Isle of Wight – STROUD Edw. Geo. grocer & dealer in wines & beer, 19 Cross Street, Ryde
1927 Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire & Isle of Wight – STROUD Edward George, grocer & dealer in wines & beer, 19 Cross Street, Ryde. TN 225
1931 Isle of Wight Times Directory of Ryde & District – STROUD E. G. grocers & provision merchant, 21 Cross Street, Ryde
1937 Kelly’s Directory of Ryde & Neighbourhood – STROUD F. S. (Miss) & S. J. (Mrs), grocers, 21 Cross Street, Ryde
By 1951 Kelly’s Directory showed: – JARVIS E. S. grocer, 21 Cross Street, Ryde
Photograph taken 2017 by Tracy Welstead