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Curry's

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  • Head Office: 24-28 Goswell Road, London EC1.
  • Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex.
  • 77 Uxbridge Road, Ealing, London W5.
  • Mail Order Department: Dept.8R, Worthy Park, Winchester, Hampshire.

The company began as a bicycle retailer, before concentrating on electrical goods.

1884 Company established by Henry Curry.

1897 H. Curry and Sons formed.

1927 Curry's incorporated as a Limited Company.[1]

1927 Acquired the Campion Cycle Co.[2]

1931 Subsidiary Campion Cycle Co reformed as the Basinghall Finance Co, to provide hire-purchase facilities for Curry's customers.[3]

1953 Acquired Sandown Estates.[4]

  • 180 Branches in 1931
  • 200 Branches in 1936
  • 250 Branches in 1953

1984 Acquired by Dixons.[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, February 28, 1935
  2. The Times, March 30, 1928
  3. The Times, March 20, 1931
  4. The Times, December 7, 1953
  5. The Times, December 11, 1984