Skip to content

H. Snuggs & Co.

H. Snuggs & Co. (Trafik), 331 Old Street, Borough of Hackney, London N1, 2004 The superbly-named H. (aka Henry) Snuggs bowed out in 1899  – there’s a contemporary report in The London Gazette here. The business was originally an ironmongers in what was then the county of Middlesex, and the name was once picked out in white paint on red brick, as the 1995 pic here shows.

H. Snuggs & Co. (Trafik)

H. Snuggs & Co. (Trafik)

H. Snuggs & Co. (Trafik)

5 replies »

  1. This is my great great grandfathers business , really want to go up and see it one day . I’m wondering if there are still employment records and such about for his time 🙂

    • My father worked there for most of the 1950s – 1970s (with a break emigrating to Australia in between). Mr. Welcome managed the firm at the time and I was very kindly treated there as a little boy when my father brought me in for the day. It was a truly Dickensian place, a warren of corridors, rooms and different levels with some pretty eccentric staff.

      • Thanks for such a fascinating bit of history, you conjure it up very evocatively. And Mr Welcome – what a wonderful name!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


£14.95 from Amazon, click for details

Follow on Twitter

Get a regular image @ShopfrontElegy

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 10,496 other followers

View by place or year

Formerly: a book about disappearing London

Formerly cover.
With photos by Vici MacDonald and poems by Tamar Yoseloff, Formerly is a beautiful little chapbook which is just £8.00 online – you can buy it here

Recent comments

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: