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Kirk and Randall

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of Warren Lane Works, Woolwich, Builders, Contractors, and Constructional Engineers

of Westminster (1924)

1850 Business established

1875 General building contractors on the new goods station at Farringdon Road, London

1882 Started work on the new Tilbury Docks

1884 Successful in adjudication over construction of Tilbury Docks for the East and West India Dock Co but the company went into liquidation and they accepted debentures.[1]

1890 Dissolution of the Partnership between Frank Kirk and Joseph Randall, carrying on business as Builders and Contractors, at Warren-lane, Woolwich, under the style or firm of Kirk and Randall. All debts due received by Joseph Randall. All communications respecting the Tilbury Arbitration proceedings to be addressed to the said Frank Kirk, at 19, Abingdon-street, Westminster.[2]

1899 Enlarged the Racecourse reservoir at the Lea Bridge and Walthamstow Works of the East London Waterworks Co

1899 Constructed new graving dock at the Union Docks, Limehouse for Fletcher, Son, and Fearnall, Limited

1907 Dissolution of the Partnership between Joseph Randall, Alfred Finch Randall, and Leonard Charles Randall, carrying on business as Builders and Contractors, at Woolwich, in the county of Kent, under the style or firm of KIRK AND RANDALL, on the retirement of Alfred Finch Randall. The business has been carried on in partnership by Joseph Randall and Leonard Charles Randall alone[3]

1913 Auction sale of contractors' and builders' plant held at the Woolwich premises[4]

1924 Engaged as contractors for a new deep water dock for Lever Brothers at Bromborough

1926 Company bankrupt

1929 Released from liquidation

1933 Removed from the register of companies[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Mar. 9, 1936
  2. London gazette 23 May 1890
  3. London gazette 31 dec 1907
  4. The Times July 30, 1913
  5. The London Gazette 19 May 1933