Mary E Elliot and Augustus Elliot
were sister and brother living in Duddington
Lincolnshire. In about 1880 they moved to Heacham and
set up the antique shop in the old butcher's shop in
Lynn Road, Heacham near Cannon Corner. In 1898 George
Robinson came to Heacham on his honeymoon. George was
the nephew of Augustus. The photo at the top of the page
records this event. It shows Augustus and Mary on the
left in the doorway, George and his wife on the right.
The boy on the right Austin had a brother who became a
vicar and he performed the marriage of Peter and Pat
Robinson in Norwich in 1966.
George Robinson was Peter Robinson's grandfather. George
came to Heacham in about 1904/06 to help his uncle. He
took over the business when Augustus died soon
George's son, Sydney Robinson was
born in 1900 and he came into the business when he came
back from the Air Force in 1919. Sydney married a local
girl, Louise Plumb of Beach Farm in 1927 and their son
Peter was born in 1934.
Peter joined the business on leaving school in 1950,
unfortunately Sydney died in 1951.
Peter married Pat Suffling in 1966 and they have two
daughters who are now living in Tunbridge Wells and
Sheffield, they have one grandson.
While Peter ran the antique shop Pat was well known for
her cakes and pies which were sold on the premises (I
remember going every week for one of her delicious apple
pies). Peter retired in 2004.