Reference NumberB/WCC
TitleRecords of the Whitwell Coal Company Limited, of Poplar
DescriptionThis collection mainly consists of agreements, premises papers and correspondence.

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Extent13 files and 6 items
AdminHistoryThe earliest reference found in the London trade directories for the Whitwell Coal Company is in that for 1863. This shows the company to be based at Hope Wharf, 340, Rotherhithe Street and 27, Church Street, Rotherhithe. The proprietor is named as John Maud Ogden who was the owner of the Whitwell Colliery in County Durham. By 1865 the company had gained an interest at Ashton Wharf, Brunswick Street, Blackwall (Samuel Fossick, manager). By 1894 the company's interests appear wholly in Poplar, with their offices at 189, East India Dock Road and premises at the Great Eastern Railway Coal Depot, East India Dock Road, and at the East and West India Docks Coal Depot in West India Dock Road. In 1896 the partners of the company were Isaac Berry MacDonald, William Henry Herbert, Grainger Heslop (all of Sunderland, County Durham), William McKenzie, Charles William Moore and Thomas Marshall. By 1914 the remaining partners were Grainger Heslop, Thomas Marshall and Charles William Moore. By 1917 J.J. Smith had replaced Grainer Heslop. In the 1920s Marsall and Moore appear to have been the only partners. The company remained at 189 East India Dock Road and at the London Midland Region Railway Depot at West India Dock Road until the late 1960s.
CustodialHistoryThe records were in the possession of the donor's father, Harry Bullard, an employee of the Whitwell Coal Company
SubjectCoal merchants
Private enterprises
Poplar (parish of All Saints)
Access StatusOpen
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