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W. A. Sparrow and Co

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14, St. Mary Axe, London, E.C., and the Baltic Mercantile and Shipping Exchange; also at 37, Chapel Chambers North, Liverpool, in charge of A. P. Bidmead.

(Alfred Edward Bidmead and Arthur Pinnock Bidmead), Iron, Steel, and General Merchants, Shipping, Insurance, and Licensed Passage Agents

Established in 1852 by W. A. Sparrow, who was joined in partnership by A. E. Bidmead. in 1887, trading as "W. A. Sparrow."

In 1894 W. A. Sparrow retired, the business being continued as W. A. Sparrow & Co." by A. E. Bidmead, present proprietor, who took his son, A. P. Bidmead, into partnership as from 1st January, 1907.

1914 Specialities: Buying, Selling, Shipping, and Insuring of Metals and Merchandise generally; selling goods on consignment;

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