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Charrington Gardner Locket (London)

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1960. Esturial Tanker M. V. "Charmo".

Charrington, Gardner, Locket and Co, coal merchants, lightermen

c.1903 Company incorporated

Post-WWI Charrington, Sells, Dale and Co merged with Gardner, Locket and Hinton to form Charrington Gardner Locket[1]

Became a public company

1933 One of the subsidiary companies was Charrington Booth

1968 Acquired Rickett, Cockerell and Co, coal merchants[2]

1972 Acquired Martin Walter Ltd[3]

1973 Agreed bid for Dundee, Perth and London Securities[4]

1975 Business activities included solid fuel, fuel oil, builders merchanting, vehicles, transport, sheep farming[5]

By 1975 owned Alfred E. Chatfield (Stoke-on-Trent) Ltd

Subsequently became Charrington Industrial Holdings

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times July 23, 1977
  2. The Times, May 3, 1968
  3. The Times Dec. 30, 1972
  4. The Times October 2, 1973
  5. The Times July 9, 1975