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of Bridgwater, Somerset
1876 Advert: 'BRIDGWATER IRON FOUNDRY. WILLIAM EDWARD MURCH & JAMES CULVERWELL Beg to announceto that they have purchased the whole of the Wood and Iron Patterns, Working Drawings, Machinery and Plant, lately the property of Messrs. R. and E. J. Spence, trading under the name of " Murch and Spence. "
MURCH and CULVERWELL will in future carry on the business of ENGINEERS, IRON AND BRASS FOUNDERS, IMPLEMENT MANUFACTURERS, AGENTS, &c., and all orders entrusted to them shall receive their personal attention, and be executed with promptitude and dispatch.' 
1881 "Much surprise and regret was expressed here on Wednesday on it becoming known that Mr W. E. Murch, of the firm of Murch and Culverwell, of the Bridgwater Iron Foundry, and a town councillor of the borough, had died during the previous night through hemorrhage. He had only been ill a day or two, and was present at Friday week's Council meeting."