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Proprietors of Hay's Wharf

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The Proprietors of Hay's Wharf Ltd, of Tooley St., London S.E.1, responsible for wharfage and transport of goods.

1861 Business established

c1908 Public company incorporated

1920 Acquired Pickfords[1]

1933 The Hay's Wharf Cartage Co subsidiary was acquired by the 4 main railway companies[2]

1958 The 50th AGM of the company was held in London[3]. Subsidiary companies of Hay' Wharf Ltd included:

1961 Acquired Chambers Wharf and Cold Stores[4]. Acquired Samuel Taylor and Sons, a cartage business[5]

1964 Acquired London and Rochester Trading[6]

1966 Acquired J. T. Stratford and Son[7]

1968 Sold Offshore Marine to Cunard Steam Ship Co[8]

1970 Started redeveloping land around Tower Bridge and on the south side of the Thames[9]

1972 Acquired Ross Chemical and Service, a company with similar transport interests[10]

1980 Acquired by the Kuwait Investment Office which had held more than 30 percent of the shares for some years[11]

1981 Renamed Hays Group[12]

The property interests were all divested

1987 Hays Group, provider of transport and distribution services, chemical manufacturing, staff recruitment and graphic arts, was sold to its management[13]

1989 The company was listed on the Stock Market[14]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Aug 23, 1923
  2. The Times, Nov 23, 1933
  3. The Times, Feb 13, 1958
  4. The Times, Jul 18, 1961
  5. The Times, Mar 30, 1962
  6. The Times May 23, 1964
  7. The Times Oct 03, 1966
  8. The Times, Jul 19, 1968
  9. The Times Nov 17, 1970
  10. The Times, May 06, 1972
  11. The Times, Jul 24, 1980
  12. The Times Feb 24, 1981
  13. The Times October 21, 1987
  14. The Times, October 27, 1989