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Leonard Boult and Co

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Easton Colliery c. 1900

Operated Easton, Whitehall and Hanham Collieries in Bristol.

1833 Leonard, Betts and Boult listed as proprietors of the Lower Easton Colliery.[1]

1836 Leonard Boult and Co. formed following a merger between Davidson and Walters and Leonard, Betts and Boult's two collieries in Lower Easton. The new company traded as the Easton Coal Company.

1860s Whitehall colliery established.

1872 Hanham colliery acquired.

1880s Pennywell Road colliery acquired.

1879 Registered as a limited company on the 24th of December

1894 Became part of Bristol United Collieries Ltd.

1900 Further collieries acquired by Bristol United Collieries; together these formed Bedminster, Easton, Kingswood and Parkfield Collieries Ltd.

1911 Easton Colliery closed.

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Sources of Information

  1. Mathews' Directory, 1833

http://www.cems.uwe.ac.uk/~rstephen/livingeaston/local_history/coalmining/shorthistory.html