Photo of The Sugar House from the late 20th century when is was Joan and Charles Mortimers’ antique shop.  The photograph is taken from an article in ‘Antique Shops of Essex (17) describing the shop and its contents in glowing terms.   Lyng Barn was a showroom for the shop.

The building was originally William Maris’ harness maker’s shop.  It was bought by the Rev Robert Doble in the 1920s to be used by the village as a Reading Room, or Church Institute for mothers’ meetings, Bible class, whist drives, dancing and other recreational activities. Later it became the Salvation Army Hall.

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Categories: Document, Photograph
Tags: Charity Cottage, institute, Lyng Barn, Sugar House