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Barnard and Bishop

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Barnard wire netting machine at the Bridewell Museum, Norwich
Detail of Barnard wire netting machine at the Bridewell Museum

of Norfolk Iron Works, Norwich

1841 formerly Barnard and Joy

1846 August. Partnership established. 'Charles Barnard, Ironmonger and Colourman, Returns thanks to his numerous friends for the support with which they have honoured him during the past years, and begs to inform them he has taken into Partnership Mr. John Bishop, and that in future the business will be carried on by the firm of Barnard and Bishop. B. & B. assure their friends that no effort will be spared on their part to merit a continuance of the patronage so liberally bestowed upon the Old Establishment ; Norwich, July 1st, 1846.'[1]

1846 September. Advertisement. Barnard and Bishop, formerly Bernard and Joy. Upper Walk, Market Place. Norwich, Ironmongery establishment. Dining and Drawing Room Stoves.[2]

1859 Advertisement: 'Barnard and Bishop, Manufacturing and General Ironmongers, Market Place, Norfolk Iron Works, Norwich, Beg to inform their Friends they have this day taken into Partnership Messrs. Charles Barnard, Jun., and Godfrey Barnard, and that the Firm future will be carried on under the title Barnard, Bishop, and Barnards. They trust these arrangements will facilitate the working of their rapidly increasing business. B. & B. return their sincere thanks for past favors, and trust the patronage so liberally bestowed them will be continued to the New Firm, who assure them that no exertion shall be spared on their part to merit it. Norwich, January 1st, 1859.' [3]

Became Barnard, Bishop and Barnards

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Sources of Information

  1. Norfolk News, 8th August 1846
  2. Norwich Mercury - Saturday 26 September 1846
  3. Norfolk News, 8 January 1859