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Bevingtons and Sons

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of 42 St. Thomas Street, London, SE1. Telephone: Hop 1762. Cables: "Bingtons, London." (1929)

of Neckinger Mills, Abbey Street, London, SE1. Telephone: Bermondsey 2888-2889-3288. Cables: Ditto. (1947)

  • [1] Richard Bevington Born 27th April 1763 and died 15th May 1840, a partner with Bevingtons and Sons, Leather factory Bermondsey 1802 - 1804.
  • Timothy Bevington of Camberwell born 16th August 1778, a partner in the firm of Bevingtons and Sons, Leather Factory in Bermondsey from 1802 until 1836.
  • Bevingtons Neckinger Mills opened in 1801 and continued production until 1981. Produced light leathers for shoes and fancy goods. Prior to that, Neckinger was a paper mill. [2] [3]
  • 1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Seal, Goat, Sheep, Calf and Reptile Leathers for the Fancy and Shoe Trades. Hat Leather Manufacturers. Bark and Sumac Tanners. (Stand No. P.68) [4]
  • 1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Producers of Light leathers: Sheep, Skivers**, Crocodile, Reptiles, Fancy Calf, Seals, Pigskins, Goats. (Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stand No. 400g) [5]
    • Note: **
    • Skiver - a split sheepskin leather [origin: Old Norse]. [6]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Bevington Family
  2. [2] London SE1
  3. [3] Discover Bermondsey
  4. 1929 British Industries Fair p21
  5. 1947 British Industries Fair p31
  6. Chambers English Dictionary