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R. F. Webb and Co

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Webb's Snowball Flour
January 1908
June 1915

of St Philips, Bristol

Grist millers, corn and salt merchants and general forage contractors.[1]

1877 Advert for the 'Celebrated Cheshire Salt'. Premises at Lower Railway Wharf, Avon Street, St Philips[2]

1895 Advert for 'Snowball Patent Flour'[3]

1908 Snowball Patent Flour Works on Avon Street destroyed by fire[4]

1915 Employed 60 men[5]

1920 Business put up for auction by R. F. Webb, due to ill health. Described as being established 'upwards of a century' ago.[6]

1927 Business went into voluntary liquidation.[7]

1928 Premises in Barton Road and Barton Vale, St Philips, and The Eureka Warehouse (5,000 square feet), Avon Street, St Philips, put up for auction[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. Western Daily Press, 31 January 1920
  2. Western Daily Press, 30 October 1877
  3. Western Daily Press, 24 August 1895
  4. Derry Journal, 13 January 1908
  5. Western Daily Press, 18 September 1895
  6. Western Daily Press, 31 January 1920
  7. London Gazette, 23 October 1927
  8. Western Daily Press, 5 May 1928