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Re: Firms Working in Wales in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:04 am
by dognose
STEPHEN SAMUEL

Splott Road, Cardiff


Daring Entry of a Jewellers Shop in Cardiff

Early on Friday morning a robbery of a peculiarly daring character was committed on the premises of Mr. Stephen Samuel, jeweller and watchmaker, Splott-road, Cardiff. The coolness and deliberation with which the miscreant forced his way into the premises go to prove that he is well acquainted with the house. Moreover, a few years ago there was an exactly similar burglary committed at the same house, so there can be little doubt that the offender in each case is identical. The house backs on to the railway, and it was through the kitchen window on that side that an entry was obtained. The door into the kitchen was bolted from within, but a panel was taken out and the bolt drawn. This being done the burglar had only to mount the stairs and enter the shop. At case of cheap jewellery, which holds a prominent place in the shop, was cleared of the contents, and a score of silver watches went to make up the plunder. The value of the stolen property is estimated at about £60. Mrs. Samuel, on coming downstairs, at about eight a.m., saw the state of affairs, and promptly summoned a constable. An examination was made, and a glass-cutter and other instruments from a burglar's outfit were found upon a table under the broken window. These were taken by the police, but up to the present no arrest has been made.


Source: Evening Express - 18th September 1893

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Re: Firms Working in Wales in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:38 am
by dognose
NORMAN & WILLIAMS

285, Oxford Street, Swansea


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Norman & Williams - Swansea - 1913

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Re: Firms Working in Wales in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:06 pm
by dognose
PLEASANCE & HARPER

5, College Street, Swansea


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Pleasance & Harper Ltd. - Swansea - sales box detail, c.1934

Pleasance & Harper were established in March 1879 at Wine Street, Bristol by C.R. Pleasance and J.G. Harper. C.R. Pleasance died in 1895 and J.G. Harper continued alone until he was joined by his three sons, Ernest, Gilbert and Leslie in 1919 and the business was converted into a limited liability company. . Over the years the business have had shops in Shrewsbury, Newport, Swansea, Hereford, Oxford, Gloucester and Weston Super Mare (the Bristol and Swansea shops were destroyed by air raids in 1940), but are now based at 54-56, Broad Street, Hereford.

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Re: Firms Working in Wales in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:09 pm
by dognose
PLEASANCE & HARPER

Continued (see above post)


Advertisements from Pleasance & Harper Ltd.:

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Pleasance & Harper Ltd. - Newport - 1927

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Pleasance & Harper Ltd. - Newport - 1935

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Pleasance & Harper Ltd. - Bristol - 1937

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Pleasance & Harper Ltd. - Bristol - 1937

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=19110&p=173133&hilit=pleasance#p173133

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Re: Firms Working in Wales in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:15 am
by dognose
W.A. COOMBES

Broad Street, Barry


BARRY TRADESMAN'S BRAVERY REWARDED

On Thursday evening last, at the Barry Brotherhood Club, Mr. Alfred Jackson, president of the Barry Chamber of Trade, presented Mr. W. A. Coombes jeweller, Broad-street, with a certificate on vellum of the Royal Humane Society for his gallantry in saving the life of a man off Cold Knap in August last. Several congratulatory speeches were delivered.


Source: Barry Dock News - 8th December 1916

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