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Bond, Turner and Hurwood

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of St Peter's Iron Works, Ipswich[1]

1837 Firm started by Mr. Walton Turner with partners, one of whom was George Hurwood

1840 Made the gates for the locks connecting Ipswich Wet Dock with the new cut.[2]

1843 'At the Petty Sessions held at the Lion Inn, Hadleigh, orders were given by the Bench to their clerks, Messrs. Last, Wallace, and Last, to write to Messrs. Bond, Turner, and Hurwood, the contractors for the Hadleigh Bridge, to use all possible expedition in the completion thereof, great complaint having been made to the magistrates of its being so long impassable.'[3]

1846 Contract from Joseph Fison and Co for a steam-powered flour mill

1847 Death of Mr. Walton Turner; his son, Edward Rush Turner, became a partner; the firm became Edward Turner, Rush and Co

1851 George Hurwood retired

Later Edward's brother, Frederick Turner, joined as a partner and the title of E. R. and F. Turner was adopted

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Sources of Information

  1. Steam-Engine Builders of Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire by Ronald H. Clark.
  2. The Suffolk Chronicle; or Weekly General Advertiser & County Express. - Saturday 23 May 1840
  3. County Express, 4 November 1843