Talk:Businesses located at SVR stations

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I've converted the text to a table which I think is better and if you agree please delete the text above. Is it worth having a separate column for the Station Drive, Station Approach etc. - I think it's unnecessary? On dates I haven't split the earliest and latest into separate columns, nor included data-sort-type="date" | Dates coding to sort by date because it does that anyway on the current column: again, you might think different. It could do with coding though to sort W H Smith as Smith etc., but I don't know what coding you use for text to do it.--Patrick Hearn (talk) 09:55, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

A.E Bayley and Albert E Baylee are almost certainly one and the same, is Baylee a transcription error as I can't find it in the Kelly's reference? The business of A.E. Bayley was still extant in 1943 as it's on a Railway Rates Tribunal schedule in the London Gazette.--Patrick Hearn (talk) 10:10, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

As you say, Albert E. Bayley (Isinglass importer) 1912 - 1936 is almost certainly the same as A. E. Bayley (Brewer 1933 - 1936) since Isinglass is used in brewing beer.--Robin (talk) 16:25, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

So I don't forget, we ought to add the last owners of the coal yard at Kidderminster up to the 1980s and also Pickfords.--Robin (talk) 23:32, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

Whilst on the subject of Pickfords, the goods depot was operated by National Carriers beforehand. Both part of the nationalised network that became NFC, itself a result of the 1948 nationalisation.

As I was compiling the list and it was getting longer, I thought it might be better as a table, so thanks for doing that. 'Baylee' was a typo, there's probably a few more waiting to be found. Names now sortable by surname, with Kidderminster Industrial Co-operative Society Ltd. under 'C' for Co-op. I'll add Pickfords/NFC. --Graham Phillips 110 (talk) 09:12, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

The Thomas Bantock page has additional info about Bewdley, Stourport and Kidderminster, quoting agents in 1884, 1904/24/40 but it's not entirely clear whether these were based at stations and which/whether they were agents of Bantock or in their own right? The referencing is also a bit general on that page to check.--Patrick Hearn (talk) 13:03, 20 May 2021 (UTC)