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J. D. Young and Son

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Cover seen in Ilfracombe (2020).
Drain cover.

1878 Iron founders of Silver Street, Barnstaple. [1]

1888 J. D. Young and Son, ironfounders, of Barnstaple.[2]

1891 Mr. J. D. Young, the Lion Iron Foundry.[3]

1894 William Young of the firm J. D. Young and Son.[4]

1899 Company converted to Limited status. James Colbourne to be a director and Thomas S. Colbourne and Frederick Colbourne as engineers. J. D. Young in the Chair.[5]

1901 'Accepting an invitation from Messrs. J. D. Young and Son, Ltd., we have seen in their engineering works a most ingenious machine they have built for kneading and dividing dough.' Built to the patents of Chutter and Rainbow of Barnstaple.[6]

1901 Relinquished the ironmongery part of the business and the stock auctioned off.[7]

1908 Auction of 500 lots of surplus stock including steam, oil and gas engines.[8]

1909 Further sale of stock-in-trade at the Lion Foundry as they are giving up the premises.[9]

1929 The premises of the Lion Foundry, later converted to a cinema and dance hall, are burnt down.[10]

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Sources of Information

  1. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Devon, 1878-1879.
  2. North Devon Journal - Thursday 07 June 1888
  3. North Devon Journal - Thursday 20 August 1891
  4. North Devon Journal - Thursday 25 October 1894
  5. North Devon Journal - Thursday 18 May 1899
  6. North Devon Journal - Thursday 25 April 1901
  7. North Devon Journal - Thursday 26 December 1901
  8. North Devon Journal - Thursday 08 October 1908
  9. North Devon Journal - Thursday 04 March 1909
  10. North Devon Journal - Thursday 11 July 1929