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W. Shepherd and Son

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of Albion Foundry, Exeter

Established 1843.

1895 Advertising as engineers and artesian well borers[1]

1898 'The Old North Gate - Memorial Ceremony [Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee].... The flagstaff, which has been prepared by Messrs. Shepherd and San, of the Albion Foundry, consists of a massive cast-iron socket standing 30ft. above the railings of the bridge, and bolted to a block of granite sunk deep into the ground in Lower North-street. The upper part is a taper flagstaff of iron with the cardinal points of the compass affixed, and pivoted to it is the ancient copper dragon originally forming the vane which stood over the old North Gate and latterly adorning the Wharfinger's office on the Quay. The surface of the vane is covered with indentations apparently caused by bullets. The five-yard Union Jack which floated from the staff during the ceremony will be hoisted on important occasions. The pole and vane have been suitably decorated by Messrs. Kingwell and Son, South-street.'[2]

Motor Garage - Longbrook Street.

Engineering Works and office - Albion Foundry, Longbrook Terrace, Exeter.

1899-1900 made automobiles. One still survives.[3]

see William Shepherd and Sons

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Sources of Information

  1. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette, 18 January 1895
  2. Exeter Flying Post, 3 September 1898
  3. Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile