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United Stone Firms

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of 2, Bristol Chambers, Nicholas Street, Bristol; 69, Lots Road, Chelsea, London, S.W.; Victoria Wharves, Plymouth; Park Road, Easton, Isle of Portland; Parkend (Forest of Dean), Gloucestershire; Porthgain Quarries, Letterston, R.S.O., Pembrokeshire.

Quarry Owners and Masonry Contractors

Incorporated as a Limited Company in 1909, as an amalgamation of the following Companies: Forest of Dean Stone Firms, Ltd. (Trotter, Thomas and Co., David and Sant, Ltd., George Smith and Sons, Porter Brothers, and Wilderness Brick and Stone Co., Ltd.); E. Turner and Sons; E. R. Payne and Sons, Ltd.; George A. Watson and Co., Ltd.; South Luogh Quarry Co., Ltd.; Andrews and Provis; Hard Stone Firms, Ltd. (The De Lank Granite Co., Bristol Pennant Stone Firms, Ltd., Keinton Stone Co., and Joseph Seymour); Grice and Co., Ltd. (London); Duke and Co., Ltd.; and New Portland Quarries, Ltd. Directors: M. W. Colchester-Wemyss, D.L., J.P. (Chairman), A. W. Page, J.P., J. A. Wright and W. H. Turner. General Manager: Walter Bryant. Premises: Large Head Offices at Bristol, and about eighteen sub-offices. Own and work Quarries all over the West and South West of England. Staff: Several hundreds. Specialities: Stone and Masonry of every description. Own large fleet of steamers. C:aim to be the largest Quarry Owners in the United Kingdom.


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