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Wightman (Chard)

From Graces Guide
Part of Chard Town plan of 1841, by John Wood, on display at Chard Museum

of Chard, Somerset

John Wood's 1841 map of Chard shows 'Wightman's Brass & Iron Foundry' on Holyrood Street, opposite Holyrood House (John Wightman).

1842 Advert: 'IRON and BRASS FOUNDRY, CHARD. JOHN WIGHTMAN, IRON AND BRASS FOUNDER, BRIGHT AND BLACKSMITH, PATENT PLOUGH MANUFACTURER, &C, CHARD, Somerset, BEGS to offer his sincere acknowledgments to the Nobility, Gentry, Clergy, Yeomanry, and public in general, for the distinguished patronage he has been honoured with during the last 14 years and requests to inform them, that in order to increase facility in the despatch of business, he has taken into partnership Mr. CHARLES DENING, of Chard, with whom the trade will in future be conducted, under the Firm of "JOHN WIGHTMAN and CHARLES DENING." J. W. and C. D. respectfully solicit a continuance of those favours which have been hitherto conferred on the Establishment, and trust by strict adherence to the vital principles of trade, to merit increased patronage and support ; to obtain which, they beg to add that they shall spare no exertions to please all who may honour them with their commands. N.B. Every description of articles in the above branches kept ready manufactured, wholesale and retail. J. W. requests all persons who have any claims upon him up to the 1st July last, to send the same to him forthwith, that they may be examined and discharged ; and all those who are indebted the said J. W. are desired, with all convenient dispatch, to pay their respective debts up to the same date.'[1]

Succeeded by Wightman and Dening of Holyrood Street.


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Sources of Information

  1. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 27 August 1842