Articles with the tag: Businesspeople


Mousell Brothers, Removal Contractors and Storers

Mousell Brothers, Removal Contractors and Storers

The Public Hall, built in Windsor Street in 1853 was the headquarters of one of the largest removal contractors and removers in the United Kingdomin the late nineteenth century. Mousell Brothers set up their spacious warehouse and offices, at a time when it was common...
Edward Duggins, Watchmaker

Edward Duggins, Watchmaker

The Duggins family were originally blacksmiths in Berkswell, and Barston, but Joseph Duggins and his wife Ann came to settle in Cubbington in about 1856. Edward, their third child and second son, was born there in 1857.  Copies of the Leamington Courier of the time...
Alexander Marshall Lodge  1882 – 1938

Alexander Marshall Lodge 1882 – 1938

Alexander Marshall Lodge (aka Alec) was the third son (of six sons and six daughters) of Sir Oliver Lodge, British Physicist and noted inventor, and the first Principal of the new University of Birmingham at Edgbaston. As did two other brothers, Lionel and Noel, Alec...
Samuel Thomas Wackrill 1828 – 1907, First Mayor of Leamington

Samuel Thomas Wackrill 1828 – 1907, First Mayor of Leamington

Samuel Wackrill, the son of a prosperous draper from Chelmsford, and an experienced draper in his own right, arrived in Leamington in 1861 and set up a drapery business with his brother Jack.  In common with other tradesmen of the time, the brothers worked very long...
Sidney Flavel senior

Sidney Flavel senior

  Iron-founder & businessman (1819-1892) Sidney Flavel was the driving force behind the success and growth of Sidney Flavel Limited which manufactured cast iron cooking appliances in Leamington for so many years As in many such cases we start the story with...