Businesses located at SVR stations

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Several coal merchants and other businesses had offices or depots at SVRSevern Valley Railway stations. This list also includes goods agents and independently run refreshment rooms.
The dates refer to the earliest and latest known references.
Those marked 'Private Owner wagons' are known to have had their own goods wagons.

Hartlebury

  • Miss M. A. Allard, refreshment rooms. 1879. [1]
  • South Wales and Cannock Chase Coal and Coke Company Limited, Railway station. 1879. [1].

Stourport

  • Thomas Bantock, Goods Agent. 1879. [1]
  • William Boycott, coal merchant, Railway wharf. 1879. [1]
  • Thomas William Thomson, coal merchant, agent for Bantock & Co., general carriers, Railway wharf. 1879. [1]
  • John William Powell, coal merchant, Railway station. 1896. [2] Private Owner wagons

Bewdley

  • Neri Wooldridge, coal and lime merchant, Wribbenhall; depot at Railway station. 1879. [1]

Kidderminster

  • Andrew Hatton, Refreshment Rooms. 1876 - 1879. [1][3]
  • William Thomas Martin, refreshment rooms. 1892 - 1900. [4][2][5]
  • Thomas Bantock, Goods Agent. 1870. [6]
  • George Feror Green, moulding sand merchant, Railway Yard. 1876 - 1879. [1][3]
  • Benjamin Beach, coal agent, Railway station. 1876 - 1900. [1][4][2][5]
  • South Wales and Cannock Chase Coal and Coke Company Limited, Railway station (Benjamin Beach named as Agent 1879). 1876 - 1916. [1][3][7][8][9]
  • Henry Barrett, coal merchant, Railway station. 1892 - 1914. [4][2][5][10][7][8] Private Owner wagons[11]
  • George Bayley, coal merchant, Railway station. 1892 - 1900. [4][2][5][7][9]
  • Alfred Davis, coal merchant, Railway station. 1892 - 1916. [4][2][5][7] Private Owner wagons[11][8][9]
  • John &. Alfred Findon, coal merchant, Railway station yard. 1896 - 1905. [2][10]
  • Thomas Tandy, coal merchant,Railway station yard. 1896 - 1900. [2][5]
  • Pearson & Co. coal merchant, Station yard. 1900 - 1912. [5][7]
  • B. Pearson & Co., builders merchant, Station Yard. 1914. [8]
  • R. Woodward and Co., coal merchant, Station Wharf. 1905[10]
  • A. Findon, coal merchant, Station Yard. 1905. [10]
  • AustinJohn Austin GRA, renowned Bridgnorth-based member of The Guild of Railway Artists Brothers, coal merchants, Station yard. 1912. [7]
  • Albert E. baylee, isinglass importer, Station approach. 1912 - 1913. [7][8]
  • Alfred Howell, coal merchant. 1912. [7]
  • George Summers, coal merchant, Station yard. 1912. [7]
  • Samuel P. Hunt, goods agent. 1900. [5]
  • W. H. Smith & Son, booksellers & news agents. 1900. [5]
  • Wyman & Sons Limited, news agents, Railway station. 1912 - 1916. [7][9]

Bridgnorth

  • Thomas Whitefoot, refreshment rooms. 1868. Also at The Crown, and Royal Hotel. [12]
  • Browning & Wealey, refreshment rooms. 1880 - 1895. [13][14][15]
  • William Grantham, refreshment rooms. 1913. [16]
  • South Wales and Cannock Chase Coal and Coke Company Limited (Joseph Harry Ritson named as agent), Railway Wharf. 1871 - 1913. [17][14][15][16]
  • Joseph Harry Ritson, corn, cake, seed, salt, manure, coal & lime merchant, Railway station. 1891 - 1895. [14][15]
  • George James Eveson, coal merchant, Railway station. 1891 - 1912. [14][15][16]
  • Charles E. Pickering, agricultural implement agent, Railway station. 1913. [16]

Berrington

  • Caswell & Bowden, coal merchant, Railway station. 1891. [14]

Other

1879 Advertisement for R. Johns, Railway Waggon Builder of Station Hill, Kidderminster
  • Richard Johns, railway waggon builder and repairer, general wheelwright and implement maker, Station Hill, Kidderminster. 1879. [1]

Insurance agents

Several Station Masters also acted as agents for insurance companies.

  • 1879, Kidderminster Station Master, John Mayers, was listed as an agent for Imperial Union Accident Assurance Co. Ltd., London Assurance Corporation (Fire And Life) and Queen Insurance Company. [1]
  • 1879, Bewdley, 'The Station Master, Great Western Railway station', was listed as an agent for Imperial Union Accident Assurance Co. Ltd. [1]
  • 1879, Stourport, 'The Station Master, Great Western Railway station', was listed as an agent for Imperial Union Accident Assurance Co. Ltd. [1]

See also

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Littlebury's Directory & Gazetteer of Worcester & District, 1879
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Kelly's Directory of Worcestershire, 1896
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Post Office Directory of Worcestershire 1876
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Kelly's Directory of Worcestershire, 1892
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Kelly's Directory of Worcestershire, 1900
  6. Post Office Directory 1870 (Kidderminster Section)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 Kelly's Directory of Worcestershire, 1912
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Bennett's Business Directory for Worcestershire, 1914
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Kelly's Directory 1916 Kidderminster Section
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Bennetts's Business Directory for Worcestershire, Kidderminster section
  11. 11.0 11.1 Kidderminster Shuttle Industrial Number 1903
  12. Slater's Directory of Glos, Herefs, Mon, Shrops & Wales, 1868
  13. Slater's Directory of N & S Wales etc., 1880.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 Kelly's Directory of Shropshire, 1891
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Kelly's Directory of Herefordshire & Shropshire, 1895
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Kelly's Directory of Shropshire, 1913
  17. Cassey & Co.'s Directory of Shropshire, 1871