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Mobbs
Sisters Annie & Agnes

c1909
Miss A Mobbs' shop
Shortly before High Street was widened
62 High Street c1909
In 1909 Miss Annie Mobbs sold confectionery at 62 High Street, formerly J Wooding & Sons, later Lipton's Store. Her sister Agnes and their widowed mother Eliza were also living with her. Annie (1868) and Agnes (1876) were born in Northampton and they were both confectioners.

Advert - Rushden Echo April 1912

Miss Mobbs shop traded throughout WWI and below is a list of sweets stocked/sold during those years.

The book is deposited at Northamptonshire Record Office:
Stock Notebook 1914-19 - NRO Ref: YZ9687

Transcribed by Susan Manton, 2010

Mobbs Shop Account Book
Amount
Goods
Price per item
 £
s
d
Page 71
 
 
 
 
 
1doz
B.Butter
6d
 
6
0
2 doz
B.Butter
3d
 
6
0
2doz
Nougat
3d
 
6
0
2doz
Flat Caillers
3d
 
6
0
½doz
Crème de Menthe
6d
 
3
0
¼gross  
Nestles Plain
1d
 
3
0
½doz
Caillers Clogs
6d
 
3
0
1lb
Cuys Violets
4d per oz
 
5
4
3 boxes
Fullers
1/-
 
3
0
 
Brasso
 
 
 
6
2
Peppermint Creams
6d
 
1
0
1  4
Nestle Nut
 
 
6
8
1  4
Nestle Plain
 
 
6
0
½ doz
Fuller's Nut Naps
6d
 
3
0
1drum
Figs
 
 
 
6
4
Turkish Delight
3d
 
1
0
2
Turkish Delight
6d
 
1
0
½grs
Caillers
1d
 
6
0
1 box
Meltis Cars
1d
 
6
0
6
Drums Turk
6d
 
3
0
½grs
Nestle Plain
 
 
6
0
½grs
Nestle nut
 
 
6
0
3
Suchard
1/-
 
3
0
½doz
Peter Naps
6d
 
3
0
½doz
Caillers
6d
 
3
0
1lb
Walnuts
 
 
1
6
¼lb
Pistachios
 
 
1
3
¼lb
Lavender
 
 
2
6
6 drums
Figs
6
 
3
0
1 box
Chewing Gum
 
 
3
0
1 4
Nestle Plain
 
 
6
8
½doz
Velma
1/-
 
6
0
3
Fuller's
1/-
 
3
0
1
Fullers
5/-
 
5
0
1
Fuller's
6/-
 
6
0
½grs
Nestle Plain
6/-
 
6
0
 
 
 
6
14
11
Page 72
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chewing Gum
 
 
3
0
3
Fullers
1/-
 
3
0
1
ditto
 
 
5
0
1  4
Plain Nestle
 
 
6
8
1 half
Nestle 1d
3/-
 
6
0
6
Velma
1/-
 
6
0
3
Almond Car (caramels?)
6d
 
1
6
1doz
Jersey Car (caramels?)
6d
 
6
0
1
Fullers
 
 
5
0
1
ditto
 
 
3
0
1
ditto
 
 
2
0
½doz
Crème de Menthe 6d
 
 
3
0
1
Chewing gum
 
 
3
0
4
Choc.Dessert
 
1
1
4
1doz
Nestle nut
3d
 
3
0
3
Fullers
1/-
 
3
0
2
Fullers Peppermint Creams
6d
 
1
0
½grs
Nestle Plain
 
 
6
0
1 4 
Nestle Plain
 
 
6
8
3
Fullers
1/-
 
3
0
28
Icing Sugar
5d
 
11
8
1 box
Cherries
 
 
7
0
¼grs
Nestles Plain 
1d
 
3
0
1 4
Nestle Plain
1/8d
 
6
8
1 doz
Velma
6d
 
6
0
1doz
Peter Naps
3d
 
3
0
¼grs
Choc.Dessert
1/4d
1
1
4
4
Floor cloths
 
 
 
8
3
lb pot of jam
 
 
1
3
½doz
Caillers Clogs
 
 
3
0
1 box
Chewing Gum
 
 
3
0
6
Crème de Menthe 
6d
 
3
0
2doz
Peter Naps
3d
 
6
0
1
Fullers
 
 
3
0
 
Brought forward
 
6
14
11
 
Total
 
15
11
8
Page 73
 
 
 
 
 
2x 1lb
  Kunzles
3/6d
 
5
0
3 x 1½lb
Ditto
1/3d
 
3
9
½doz
Nestle plain naps
6d
 
3
0
1
Fullers
 
 
3
0
10
Fruit drops
71/2d
 
6
3
1doz
Nestle
3d
 
3
0
2
Fullers
1/-
 
2
0
½grs
Peters
1d
 
6
0
1  4
Nestle plain 
1/8d
 
6
8
1 4 
Nestle nut
1/8d
 
6
8
1doz
Milka
6d
 
6
0
1 doz
Peter flat
3d
 
3
0
1
Chewing Gum
3/-
 
3
0
½doz
Caillers Clogs
6d
 
3
0
1 doz
Peter naps
3d
 
3
0
3 boxes
Fullers
1/-
 
3
0
1 box
ditto
1/6d
 
1
6
¼grs
Freshelles
 
 
3
0
1 doz
Suchards Ex
6d
 
6
0
2x¼grs
Nestle Nut
3/-
 
6
0
2 grs
Soufflett Cases
3/6d
 
5
0
½doz
Crème de Menthe
6d
 
3
0
10
Fullers
 
 
5
0
4
Floor cloths
 
 
 
 
 
Brasso
 
 
 
6
1 drum
Delight
 
 
1
0
1 doz
Petit naps
 
 
1
0
3
Fullers
1/-
 
3
0
1 doz
Velma
6d
 
6
0
2 boxes
Chewing Gum
3/-
 
6
0
2 lbs
Almonds
1/8d
 
3
4
1 lb
Angelica
1/4d
 
1
4
Page 74
 
 
 
 
 
I
Fullers
 
 
2
0
1
Chewing gum
 
 
3
0
2
Turkish Delight
 
 
2
0
3
ditto
6d
 
1
6
3
ditto
3d
 
 
9
1
Custard powder
 
 
 
¼grs
Nestle Plain
 
 
3
0
¼grs
Nestle nut
 
 
3
0
1  4
Nestle Plain
 
 
 
 
1  4 
Nestle Nut
 
 
 
 
1  4
Dessert dates
 
 
 
 
1
Fullers
5/-
 
5
0
1
Kunzle's Almond Paste
 
 
5
0
1
Raspberry
 
 
5
0
1
Strawberry
 
 
5
0
1 doz
Peter naps
 
 
3
0
½doz
Edinburgh Rock
 
 
3
0
2
Fullers
1/-
 
2
0
½doz
Nestle Naps plain
6d
 
3
0
½grs
Caillers
1d
 
6
0
1 doz
Mixed fruit drops
71/2
 
7
6
1 doz
Velma
3
 
3
0
2 doz
Peter Naps
3d
 
6
0
1
Fullers
1/6d
 
1
6
2
Peppermint Creams
6d
 
1
0
1
ditto
1/-
 
1
0
1 doz
Velma naps
6d
 
6
0
1 lb
Glace cherries
 
 
1
0
¼grs
Nestle nut
 
 
3
0
4
Fullers nut naps
6d
 
3
0
2
Peppermint Creams
 
 
1
0
½doz
Caillers Clogs
6d
 
3
0
½doz
Peter naps
6d
 
3
0
1 oz
Caillers
3d
 
3
0
Page 75
 
 
 
 
 
3
Peppermint Creams
6d
 
1
6
1  2
Kunzles
 
 
5
0
1  2
ditto
 
 
5
0
1
Fullers
 
 
1
6
1
Edinburgh rock
 
 
1
0
1  4
Nestles plain
 
 
6
8
1  4
ditto nut
 
 
6
8
6
Turkish Delight
3d
 
1
6
3
ditto
6d
 
1
6
2 doz
Peter naps
3d
 
6
0
1doz
ditto
6d
 
6
0
1
Toffee De Luxe
1/3d
 
4
8
 
Brasso
6d
 
 
6
2
Fullers
1/-
 
2
0
1 jar
walnuts
 
 
1
2 boxes
Kunzles
3/-
 
10
0
1doz
Fullers
3/-
 
3
0
1doz
ditto
2/-
 
2
0
3
Ginger
1/6d
 
4
6
6
ditto
91/2d
 
4
9
3
ditto
1/3d
 
3
6
3
Floor cloths
 
 
 
4
¼grs
Nestle nut
 
 
3
6
¼grs
Nestle plain
 
 
3
0
9
Almonds
3/-
 
18
0
1
Fullers
3/-
 
3
0
2
ditto
1/-
 
2
0
2
Chewing gum
3/-
 
6
0
6
Caillers
6d
 
3
0
 
Fruit
 
 
2
6
 
Angelica
 
 
4
6
 
Shortbreads
 
 
3
0
 
Violets
 
 
10
0
8
Balls
 
2
0
0
Page 76
 
 
 
 
 
2 doz
Peters
3d
 
6
0
 
Fruit Knots
 
 
3
0
¼lb
Pistahios
 
 
1
3
½lb
Caillers
6d
 
3
0
 
Cake decorations
 
 
3
7
3
Dinay Figs
1/3d
 
3
6
 
Crys Fruits
1/5d
 
2
10
1 doz
Velma
6d
 
6
0
20
String
 
 
 
 
 
Paper
 
 
 
 
33 doz
Leaves
 
 
8
3
 
Chinese Figs
 
 
 
 

They moved to 35 High Street, late Miss E Hewitt's stationery store, in 1921, trading as A & A Mobbs.

In 1931 just Agnes was listed in Kelly's directory, the final entry for the Mobbs.

c1910
Miss Hewitt's shop (left) at 35 High Street c1910



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