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Purchased the malting and brewery business of Messrs Sparks, bankers.
1817 "...the brewery of Messrs Harding and Richards, behind the Swan..."
1852 'Mr. CROCKETT, retiring from the WINE and SPIRIT BUSINESS, which he has for so many years carried on in this City, begs to thank his numerous Friends for their kind support, and to introduce to them, as his successors, Messrs. HARDING and RICHARDS, for whom he solicits a continuance of their patronage and support. Paul-street, Exeter, 12th May, 1852. Messrs. HARDING and RICHARDS, HAVING succeeded to the Old-established Business of Mr. CROCKETT, beg most respectfully to solicit the support of their Friends and the Public, assuring them that it will be their constant endeavour to preserve unimpaired the high character which, for so many years, has distinguished their predecessor, in the selection of the Purest and Best Wines and Spirits. Dated 12th May 1852.'
1856 Harding and Richards, Wine Spirit and Hop Merchants. Paul-street.
1863 Harding and Richards, Queen Street.