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Try Group

From Graces Guide

of Cowley, Uxbridge, construction, refurbishment of buildings, plant hire and housebuilders.

c.1903 Business established, presumably by William Sidney Try.

1908 "TRY & HANCOCK, (Late W. S. TRY)"[1]

1910 Dissolution of the Partnership between William Sidney Try, of Cowley, in the county of Middlesex, Builder, and Thomas Hancock, of Yiewsley, in the said county of Middlesex, Builder, carrying on business as Builders and Contractors, at Cowley and Yiewsley aforesaid, under the style or firm of TRY AND HANCOCK. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid respectively by the said William Sidney Try, who will continue to carry on the business of a Builder and Contractor at Cowley aforesaid, in his own name only, and the said Thomas Hancock will continue to carry on the business of a Builder and Contractor at Yiewsley aforesaid,in his own name only.[2].

1936 "W. S. TRY Building Contractor Established 33 Years"[3]

1953 "W. S. TRY LTD. Reinforced Concrete Engineers HIGH RD., COWLEY PRACHEY WEST DRAYTON"[4]

1973 Tryways Ltd was incorporated

1976 Name of Tryways Ltd was changed to W. S. Try (Homes) Ltd

1982 W. S. Try (Homes) Limited were the private house building subsidiary of the Try Construction Group[5]

1986 W. S. Try (Homes) Ltd was renamed Try Homes Ltd

1987 Try Build Limited was the subsidiary specialising in building refurbishment and maintenance[6]

1988 Try Group Ltd was re-registered as Try Group Plc[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. Uxbridge & W. Drayton Gazette 25 April 1908
  2. London Gazette 1 April, 1910
  3. Uxbridge & W. Drayton Gazette 05 June 1936
  4. Uxbridge & W. Drayton Gazette 23 October 1953
  5. West Sussex County Times 08 October 1982
  6. Hayes & Harlington Gazette 14 October 1987
  7. 1988 Annual report