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Searching for a company
« on: Tuesday 10 November 20 10:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi all

Has anybody tried searching for a company rather than a person in the directories on ancestry or FindMyPast?


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Re: Searching for a company
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 10 November 20 16:14 GMT (UK) »
What company are you looking for?
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Re: Searching for a company
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 10 November 20 16:16 GMT (UK) »
I would try Trade Directories, rather than Ancestry or FindMyPast?
Or search via Google?
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Re: Searching for a company
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 11 November 20 04:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi
The company is Eddison Steam Rolling Company of Dorchester, but I'm looking for the address of a depot they had in Leicester between 1935 and 1947

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Re: Searching for a company
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 11 November 20 09:39 GMT (UK) »
Per the phone books their Leicester addresses were:

1935-1945: 10 Humberstone Drive.

1947: Stanton Place, Thurcaston Road.
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Re: Searching for a company
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 11 November 20 10:11 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that ShaunJ. That is very helpful.

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Re: Searching for a company
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 11 November 20 11:32 GMT (UK) »
I often use "Grace's Guide" when I need to know something about a company, or a person who worked in a particular company.

https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Eddison_Steam_Rolling_Co
Aberdeen: Findlay-Shirras,McCarthy<br />MidLothian: Mason,Telford,Darling,Cruikshanks,Bennett,Sime, Bell<br />Lanarks:Crum, Brown, MacKenzie,Cameron, Glen, Millar
Ross, Urray:Mackenzie<br />Moray: Findlay; Marshall/Marischell<br />Perthshire: Brown Ferguson<br />Wales: McCarthy, Thomas<br />England: Almond, Askin, Dodson, Harrison, Maw, McCarthy, Munford, Pye, Shearing, Smith, Smythe, Speight, Strike, Wallis/Wallace, Ward, Wells<br />Germany: Flamme,Ehlers, Bielstein, Germer, Mohlm, Reupke

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Re: Searching for a company
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 11 November 20 13:57 GMT (UK) »
Hi Rena

Unfortunately the info on grace's refers to the company at Dorchester, but doesn't say anything about the Depots around the country

Jon