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London and Birmingham Steam Carriage Co

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London and Birmingham Steam Carriage Co formed to develop the ideas of William Church

1832 August. Prospectus published for 10,000 shares at £20 each. Initial shareholders are John Rotton, Joshua Scholefield, Henry Van Wart, Joseph Stock and S. A. Goddard.[1] [2]

1834 October. General meeting called with William Chance as chairman and S. A. Goddard as acting secretary.[3] [4] [5]

1835 April. Special meeting with Joshua Scholefield MP, in the chair.[6]

1836 June. Successful tests of the 'Pioneer' reaching speeds of 35 mph.[7]

1836 July. AGM held with Jonathan Worthington of Stourport in the chair. 'an engine in every way efficient has been completed'.[8]

1837 May. Company dissolved.[9]

1837 June. Premises in Bordesley Green, with stock and tools to be sold.[10]


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Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham Gazette - Monday 28 May 1832
  2. Birmingham Gazette - Monday 06 August 1832
  3. Birmingham Gazette - Monday 13 October 1834
  4. Birmingham Gazette - Monday 10 November 1834
  5. Birmingham Gazette - Monday 17 November 1834
  6. Birmingham Gazette - Monday 04 May 1835
  7. Berrow's Worcester Journal, Thursday, June 25, 1835
  8. Berrow's Worcester Journal, Thursday, July 07, 1836
  9. Birmingham Gazette - Monday 15 May 1837
  10. Birmingham Gazette - Monday 05 June 1837