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1840s Tendered for various contracts; carried out the stonework for the Britannia Bridge
1848 A series of seven arched bridges collapsed, in sequence, during their construction of the Ardwick branch of the L&YR, due to premature removal of the wooden centering of the seventh arch. The company had to bear to ~£500 cost of reconstruction
1849 Advertised for sale plant and equipment used in construction of Ardwick branch of L&YR. Office location given as Beswick
1852 Partnership dissolved: Benjamin Jonathan Nowell and John Hemingway, of Isle of Anglesea, Joseph Benjamin Hemingway, of Saint Mellons, and Charles Pearson, of Leequith [Leckwith?], contractors for public works, 24th Feb. Debts by Nowell.