G Bence Smith ran the post office and general stores from sometime after 1903 to sometime before 1914. That’s a sufficiently odd name that it’s likely to be the same chap who ran Gray’s Stores, 32 High Street, Eltham SE9, from 1919 to 1923 (and possibly outside those dates too) because he’s in the 1919, 1922 and 1923 phone books. Lee Green 798, but I don’t think he’ll answer. [Ancestry login needed for those links, sorry.]
Here is the information from the 1911 census for the Post Office in Church End. The building was stated as having 8 rooms.
|Name||Relation||Age||Status||years married||children born alive||children still alive||Occupation||Employer||Born|
|Gerald Bence Smith||Head||39||married||Grocer||working on own acount||Devizes Wiltshire|
|Annie Mary Bence Smith||Wife||39||married||14||1||1||Bristol Gloucestershire|
|Ida Marie Bence Smith||daughter||11||school||Bristol Gloucestershire|
|Leslie Charles Bence Smith||son||7||Eversholt|
|Edgar Unreadable Bence Smith||son||2||Eversholt|