Reference NumberB/WOL
TitleRecords of R. Woollaston and Sons Limited, builders
DescriptionScope and content:
Deeds relating to the firm's premises at 40 Turners Road, Burdett Road, Limehouse, Bow.

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Extent1 bundle
AdminHistoryThe Woollaston family business partnership was formed in the late 19th century.

In 1905 a licence was granted to enable a builder, Samuel Salt to trade from 40 Turners Road, Burdett Road, Limehouse. In 1929 Robert Woollaston took an underlease of the premises and in 1935 the business partnership of R. Woollaston and Company was assigned the leasehold. The partners at the time were Robert Gordon John Woollaston, Henry Cornwell and Ivy Lily Annie Wood the wife of Alfred Kessel Wood. In 1964 the partnership purchased the freehold, R. W. G Woollaston and D. J. Woollaston.
The donor of the papers writes: 'My grandfather then took it over with his sister and brother in law and it then passed to my Father and Uncle who it seems purchased the Freehold and then sold it in 1977 when they moved the business to London Road, Stratford'.

The firm later became a limited company trading as R. Woollaston and Sons Limited. In 1977 R. W. G Woollaston was based at Robert Gordon House, 134-138 Romford Road, Stratford. Howard Woollaston was briefly a Director with his mother until 1982. The business later made bankrupt in the mid-1980s.
CustodialHistoryThe papers were held for the company by Edward Fail, Bradshaw and Waterson, solicitors before being passed to R. W. G Woollaston in 1977.
SubjectBuilders merchants
Access StatusOpen
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