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G. Percy Trentham

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Building and civil engineering contractors

Company founded by George Trentham (1859-1919) the son of Jeremiah Trentham (1827- ) and his wife Ann White

1880 September 14th. George marries Naomi Hill at Pensett, Staffordshire

1881 August 17th. Birth of George Percy Trentham known as Percy

1896 GPT joins family business of George Trentham

1903 March 12th. GPT marries Edith Chapman and they moved to 77 Booth Street, Handsworth

1903 December 24th. Birth of George Donald Trentham

Percy splits from his father and sets up G. Percy Trentham

1913 His brother Sydney Wallace Trentham becomes a partner

1913 Becomes a limited company and moves to Winchester House, Victoria Square, Birmingham

1918 Acquires Hartskill Quarries

1961 H.Q. in Purley, near Reading

Major contracts

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Trentham Story, The. 1978