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of Leytonstone, London E11, builders merchants.
1820 Opening of the earliest outlet in what later became a chain of builders merchants
c.1904 Public company incorporated
1936 AGM told that the company, despite its strong financial position, didn't consider it appropriate to enter the field of manufacturing, where it would be competing with its current suppliers who supplied goods on attractive terms
1966 The oldest branch was closed and a new site acquired in Bletchley
1968 65th AGM
1974 Mr E. J. Erith was chairman.