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Southern Branches H-O

SOUTHERN BRANCHES H-O

A Lennards list of branches totalling 250 from 1931 has been incorporated onto the Southern A-Z of branches. Where Lennards ceased trading a note beside the entry ‘Not Listed in 1931′ has been added if no note exists the branch has been continuously trading for the company.Lennards also began trading extensively in what was once considered Northern Territories, competing against their old partners the Leeds based Public Benefit Boot Company. I have also entered ‘Listed in 1931′ against each branch mentioned on the list. This presents a good inventory of branches under the Lennard banner.

A major project has been to not only establish ‘Then and now’ views of where and when the company traded but also to try and capture as many branches as possible particularly the early branches. In this way we can get some idea of the thinking behind the company strategy. By doing this there have been many surprises both on the Southern side-Lennards, and the Northern Side in the finding of ‘gems’. Using three main sources to populate the website are:

My own photos, our own collection of postcard views, Google Inc. Street views and Geograph Uk.

Up to circa 1910 and in some cases beyond to 1919 the cross over from Public Benefit Boot company to Lennards Ltd had not been completely achieved regarding the Southern territory branches; originally trading under the common title of Public Benefit Boot Company.

Images

Figure 1 -17-19 Broad Street Launceston Branch 2017

Figure 2:  20 Fore Street Liskeard Branch taken 2017

Figure 3: Liskeard Fore Street showing the branch in situ 2017

Figure 4: Mevagissey branch 15 Fore Street Mens dept.2017

Figure 5: Fore Street Mevagissey taken from the branch 2017

Figure 6: Old antique Victorian illuminating Store lamp seen here roughly four feet high found Humber Street Antiques Hull

Hailsham,

George Street, 1929 listed in 1931

Halesworth, not listed in 1931

19 Quay Street, 1907

Hanley Branch of Peoples’ Benefit Boot co. a trading name of Lennard Brothers Stafford Sentinel 27-10-1879 A depraved Woman –

Hanley 60 Piccadilly, 1880-1881

Harrow,

3 College Parade, 1929 listed in 1931

Hastings, not listed in 1931

24 Norman Road, 1916 (Hastings Library)  1918 mentioned up to 1922

Headington, Not listed in 1931

London Road, 1929

Hereford,

12 -13 St.Peters’ Street 1902 a Franchise under Sarah Hathaway a Boot & shoe seller

12 St Peters Street, 1905, 1912-1929 listed in 1931 still trading at this address in 1960 Herefordshire Council

High Shields Added from 1931 list

49 Green street listed in 1931

Hornsey See London

Huddersfield Added from 1931 list

13-15 King street Lennards corner listed in 1931

17 Cross Church street listed in 1931

Hull Added from 1931 list

13 & 15 King Edward Street Lennards Corner listed in 1931 & 1933

283 Holderness Road listed in 1931 & 1941

36 Market Place Lennards Corner listed in 1931

12 charles Street listed in 1931

119 Newland Avenue listed in 1931 & 1933

Hulme, See Manchester

HYDE added from 1931 list

49 Market street listed in 1931

Ilfracombe,

Exeter & Plymouth Gazette Ilfracombe 1897 a 3 part account 19th January 1897 Colin Stewart manager Ilfracombe girl accused of theft

Ilfracombe 12a High Street, 1897 confirmed North Devon Journal 15th Dec. 1898

Ilfracombe, 2a High Street, 1902-1906

Ilfracombe, 16 High Street, 1911-1929 listed in 1931 & 1940

Inverness

11th March 1978

Ipswich

7th April 1886 Evening Star  12, St.Matthews’ Ipswich W.Closs

Journal 25th April 1888 P.B. in Ipswich, removal to opposite the existing Branch a franchise arrangement W. Closs

Ipswich Evening Star 10th July 1903 New branch bought 11, Carr Street, from International Boot Company all stock to be sold on the 11th July.

Ipswich, 11 Carr Street, (cnr Little Colman St). On the opposite Side of this Corner the East Anglian Times Print works were built in 1887 and demolished in 1966

Ipswich Evening Star 30th November 1908 reports trouble between two boot shop managers over a pair of boots at 11 Carr Street-Public Benefit and Cash & co.

Lennards Corner 11 Carr street listed in 1931

Islington, Not listed in 1931

145-146 Upper Street, 1901-1906

Islington, 30 Islington High Street, 1919

ISLE OF MAN Not listed in 1931

TIMES 22 Duke Street Douglas 28th July 1894

Isles of Scilly Not listed in 1931

Cornishman 31st march 1898 Spring sale Pub Ben. Boot stores

Isles of Scilly Cornishman 15th Sept & 8th Oct.  1898 Autumn sale Town Hall St. Mary’s

Jarrow Added from 1931 list

82 Ormonde Road ‘Elite Buildings’ listed in 1931 also 1934-38 Kellys

Jersey Not listed in 1931

Independent & Daily Telegraph 15 Jan 1898 Theft and assault on Proprietor of P.B. Boot stores (Franchise) Mr Bloemberg

Kettering added from 1931 list

56-57 high street listed in 1924 & 1931 Kellys

4 & 6 high street 1931 Kellys & 1939

Keynsham, See Bristol

Kilmersdon, Not listed in 1931

High Street, 1902

King’s Lynn,

137-138 Norfolk Street, 1883

King’s Lynn, 4 North Street, 1883 close to the Dock Hotel 

Kings Lynn Norwich Mercury 4th July 1885 disturbance in High Street Thomas Foster of Pub Benefit Shop in the High Street assisted a policeman by blowing his whistle robustly summoning lots of help. The assailant was handcuffed and transported to the Police station in a wheel barrow

Kings Lynn Lincolnshire Echo shop thefts Kings Lynn 23 09 1895

Norfolk Street 28th Sept. 1895 Theft Norfolk News

King’s Lynn, 19-20 High Street, 1911-1920 

20 High Street occupied by the company right up to 1974

 76 high street still trading in 1990 Norfolk County Council

38 high Street 1937 Kellys

Kingstown, Galway IRE, Not listed in 1931

Kingswood, see Bristol

Landport, See Portsmouth 

Launceston

1900 Corner of Westgate and Broad Street numbers 17& 19 Cornwall and Devon Post informs 17th March an application to erect 12 lamps 7 feet high was accepted. 7th April New frontage being installed. June 1900 there is evidence of the Branch trading.

7th June 1902 Albert William swain was fined for leaving his pony and trap unattended at Lewence he was fined 1 shilling and costs. He was the delivery driver

Broad Street, 1902-1929   

Launceston 19 Broad Street, Lennards Corner listed in 1931 & 1935 & 1940

Leeds

Leeds Repair factory Lady Pit Lane Beeston 1947 & 1949

LEICESTER

Consult ‘The First Ten Years’ 1875 & 1885′ a ‘potted history’ of how the Northern and Southern territories began

Much of Lennards early history is in this document and we take the story of the development of the Southern territory beyond 1885 here.

Belgrave Gate

Leicester Chronicle 21st February 1885 Pub Ben at 15 Belgrave gate

Leicester, 11-13 Belgrave Gate, 1886-1888

Leicester Chronicle Lennards Brothers won 2nd Prize at the Melbourne Exhibition 1888.

Factories/Warehouses

Leicester, 3 Welford Place, (works), 1893- Leicester Chronicle Sale of 3 Welford Place 3-09-1899 owned by Lennard Brothers who removed to Bristol as Lennards Ltd

Leicester, 85 Asylum Street, 1903-1916

Other addresses

Leicester, 6 Church Gate, 1895-1906

Leicester, Lennards Corner, 2 Cheapside, 1906-1929 listed in 1931 & 1950

Leicester, 109 Belgrave Road, 1911-1914

Cold Newton (Leicester )

3 Belvoir Road Coalville 1928 Kellys

MUTUAL BOOT STORES WAS ESTABLISHED BY LENNARD TO COUNTER THE F.H.&WILLIS THREAT

LENNARD BROTHERS AND LENNARDS LTD ALSO TRADED UNDER THE NAME PUBLIC BENEFIT BOOT COMPANY.STRONG INDICATIONS ARE THAT THIS IS THE MARKED INFLUENCE OF HENRY LENNARD

Leicester 1898 Sam Lennard Talk on Boots and Shoes

Leigh added from 1931 list

16 bradshawgate listed in 1931

Lennards Ltd Headquarters Bristol  Queens Road/Park Place (The Triangle) opened 1899 and destroyed by incendiaries in May 1940/41

Leyton, Walthamstow see London

Leytonstone, London

Lincoln Added from 1931 list

303a high Street listed in 1931 & 1949

Liskeard Cornwall

Market Street, 1902-1919 Franchise Kellys 

 20 Fore Street, 1906-1929 listed in 1931

Liverpool

Bootle  

441 Stanley Road, 1907 Kelly’s Lancashire

323 Stanley Road Bootle 1917 & 1929 Liverpool Echo

226 Grange Road Birkenhead 1939

183 London Road 1935 Copes directory

 

Llanelli,  Carmarthenshire,

19 Cowell Street, 1914-1920

11 Stepney street 1926 & listed in 1931

London, & Suburbs  Peckham, Plumstead, Woolwich and so on.

London E C 25, Middlesex Street near Aldgate Station Lloyds Weekly 30th August 1896 ad. From P.B. selling their wares directly to the public from the factory gates continuing by this Adv. in Lloyds weekly 4th July 1897

Acton Added from 1931 List

31 Horn Lane listed in 1931

Beckenham Added from 1931 List

13, Cedars Parade High street listed in 1931 

Barking Added from 1931 List

44 Ripple Road listed in 1931

Barnet including Finchley

Finchley 113 Golders Green Road Hendon & Finchley times 9th February 1923

Temple Fortune:  shoe warehouse as mentioned in Hendon & Finchley Times 9th February 1923. It is situated on the Finchley road between Golders green &  Henley’s corner

Bromley

4 The Broadway, High Street 1911-1929 lIsted in 1931. The only branch the company had was 4 The Broadway which was in the High Street. 

Bromley, 46-52 High Street, 1913- 1937

In 1934 the High street was renumbered and 46-52 became 67-69 after number 4 Broadway was absorbed into number 3.

Battersea Began as Public Benefit Boot

5 York Road, 1910-1929 Listed in 1931

Camberwell, Not listed in 1931

3 Church Street, 1910-1919

Camberwell, 331 Old Kent Road, 1915

Old Kent Road, 331, in 1911-1919

Catford (Forrest Hill)

9 St. Georges’ Parade Hendon & Finchley Times 9th February 1923

Chiswick, Not Listed in 1931

110 High Road, 1901-1919

Chiswick, 102 High Road,1901- 1907

Clapham Junction

Watford Herts 20-22 St Johns’ Wood Not listed in 1931

These premises were occupied from the 1880’s & the Watford Examiner 4th July 1891 leased 20 & 22 St. John’s Road only 3 minutes walk from Clapham Junction station, Lavender Hill and St.Johns Hill SW. St Johns’ wood begins at  the corner of St John’s Hill and lavender Hill is close by

20 & 22 St. Johns ‘Road occupied by a chemist and PUB Ben. South London Press 25th July 1891  complaint of undercharging ground rents by owners

Junction, 3 Lavender Hill, 1901-1929 listed in 1931

Croydon, some info supplied by Surrey history centre

17 High Street, 1901-1929, Listed in 1931 and continues up to WW2 Croydon Library

72 North End 1955 Croydon library 

84 High Street 1967 Croydon Library

Hammersmith Began as Public Benefit Boot

Hammersmith, 37 1/2 King Street, 1896-1899

Hammersmith 121 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush 1898-1911

Hammersmith 26 & 26a King Street, 1901-1924 continues to 1928 Hammersmith & Fulham Archives

Hammersmith 174 Uxbridge Road, 1901-1929 Listed in 1931continues to 1940 Hammersmith & Fulham Archives

119 king Street 1939-40 Hammersmith & Fulham Archives

Edgware Road Paddington Began as Public Benefit Boot

London, 360 Edgware Road, 1901-1929 Listed in 1931 

London 125 Edgware Road, 1901-1929 Listed in 1931

Kensington, Not listed in 1931 Began as Public Benefit Boot

102 High Street, Notting Hill Gate W, 1900-1911

Kentish Town,

4 Fortess Road, 1906-1919

Kilburn Began as Public Benefit Boot

106a High Road, 1901-1938 listed in 1931 

Fulham Not listed in 1931

Fulham 246 North End Road, 1901

Fulham 90 Parson’s Green Lane, 1911

Fulham 339 North End Road, 1924

Hackney

307 Mare Street, 1910-1938 listed in 1931

Kingsland, Middlesex,

50 High Street, 1915-1929 listed in 1931

Paddington, Not listed in 1931

407 Harrow Road, 1911-1924

Peckham, Surrey Not listed in 1931 Began as Public Benefit Boot

32 Rye Lane, 1901-1905, 1924  

Penge, Surrey,

Penge, 90-92 High Street, 1911-1929-listed in 1931 & 1938 Maidstone Library & 1939 newspapers 

Pimlico, Middlesex Not listed in 1931

45 Wilton Road, 1915-1924

Plumstead, Kent

67a High Street, 1901-1929 listed in 1931

London Addresses Listed in 1931 and added   

Staines 

Staines 167 High Street listed in 1931

Stoke Newington, Not listed in 1931

Stoke Newington 121 High Street, 1910-1919

Sutton, Surrey

101 High Street, 1901( Piles) -1928  In 1928 High Street was renumbered so 101 became 123 so it becomes the same branch 

Sutton 123 High Street (cnr Church Street), 1928-1935 listed in 1931

31 Upper Tooting Road listed in 1931

London, 63 Tottenham Court Road, 1929-1938 Listed in 1931 Lennards Corner

Leyton Walthamstow

405 Hoe Street, 1911-1917 & listed in 1931

London, 1075 Finchley Road, 1929 Listed in 1931 demolished and replaced by modern building ‘New Burlington house’

Wembley

Wembley 142 High road listed in 1931

Woolwich,

27 Powis Street, 1901-1923

Woolwich, 5 Powis Street, 1911-1929 Listed in 1931

Lennards Building, 1919 Elephant and Castle

London, 342 Euston Road, 1919

London, 125 Shoreditch High Street (west side), 1921

London, 264 Regent Street, 1924-1929

London, 58 Trafalgar Road, 1937

London, 145 Oxford Street, 1938

London Devastating Fire at the Public Benefit premises of Mile End Road report in Morning Post 26th December 1901

Watford Observer 4th July 1891 22 St.Johns’ wood has a lease for 33 years at a fixed rent of £95 per annum 

Leytonstone London Not listed in 1931

726-728 High Road, 1911-1920 Close to the Leytonstone Tube Station

Londonderry Not Listed in 1931

Foyle Street, 1915

Lowestoft, Suffolk  Not listed in 1931

report Evening Star 7th Sept 1909 theft of shoes from the branch

Ludlow,

1-2 King Street, 1926, 1929, 1934  Shrewsbury Archives

Lydney,

30 Newerne Street, 1914-1919 listed in 1931 & 1949

Lynton, Devon not listed in 1931

Queen Street, 1910-1914

Maesteg,

23 Commercial Street, 1926 & 1929 listed in 1931

Maidenhead,

106 High Street, 1911-1929 listed in 1931

Maidstone Kent 

29 & 29a Week Street, 1915-1938 listed in 1931 Maidstone Library

Malvern

Church street Doggerbank house, 1908 as Public Benefit Boot

1914 & 1916 same address but trading under Lennards Ltd

1929 listed in 1941 Kellys & 1942 newspapers

Manchester

Manchester 60 and 60B Oldham Street Manchester Courier & Lancashire general Advertiser 9th June 1894 ad for staff

Manchester, 60a & 60b Oldham Street, 1890-1929 

Manchester 60a Oldham Street listed in 1931

Manchester 166 Oldham Road, Miles Platting: Listed in 1931

Manchester, 310 Stockport Road, 1903

Manchester, 118 & 120 Stretford Road, Hulme 1903-1911 listed in 1931 & 1942

Manchester, 407 Oxford Road, 1911-1929 Listed in 1931

Salford, 194 Regent Road, 1909-1929 Listed in 1931 

Manchester, 152 Stockport Road, 1909-1929 Listed in 1931

Moss Side 127 Alexandra Road, 1929 Listed in 1931

Sale 91-93 School Road listed in 1931

Seedley 146 Langworthy Road  1911-1929 Listed in 1931

Market Drayton,

17 Cheshire Street, 1926, 1929, 1934  Listed in 1931 Shrewsbury Archives

11 Cheshire Street 1941 Kellys directory

Market Harborough Added from 1931 list

St.Mary’s Road 1929

Matlock Added from 1931 list

Lennards Corner 69 Dale Road 1929 listed in 1931 confirmed 1932 kellys & 1935 from newspapers

Melksham

7 Bank Street February 1933

Melton Mowbray Added from 1931 list

Market Place 1929 Listed in 1931 & 1935

Merthyr Tydfil,

62 High Street, 1899

Merthyr Tydfil, 66 High Street, 1901-1911

Merthyr Tydfil, 679 High Street, 1907

Merthyr Tydfil, John Street, 1901

Merthyr Tydfil, 56 & 57 Glebeland Street, 1914-1929 Listed in 1931

Mevagissey,

Lennards Corner, 15 Fore Street, 1929(Mens) Listed in 1931

Mevagissey, River Street (ladies’ footwear), 1920’s?

Mevagissey, Cliff Street (children’s footwear), 1920’s?

Mevagissey 2 Fore Street, 1935

Minehead,

18a Park Street, 1923, 1929 Listed in 1931

Monmouth, Monmouthshire

8 & 12 Monnow Street, 1881-1929 Lennards Corner Listed in 1931

Mountain Ash, Glamorgan Not Listed in 1931

51a Oxford Street, 1898-1902, 1912 Glamorgan free Press 17th Dec 1898 & also  1900 26th July Western Daily Press Theft

51 Oxford Street Mountain Ash 1902-1920 BENNETT’S

2 Oxford Building Mountain Ash 1926

1 Oxford Buildings, 1929 listed in 1931

Morpeth Added from 1931 List

12 Newgate Street

Neath, Glamorgan

11-12 Green Street, 1891-1918

Neath, Corner 26 & 27 Green Street, 1920

28 Green Street 1926 Kellys

Neath, 27-28 Green Street, 1929 Listed in 1931

Neath, Lennards Corner, The Square, 1938

Newbury

145 Bartholomew Street, 1915-1929 Listed in 1931

Newcastle-On-Tyne Added from 1931 List

28- 34 Clayton Street East Listed in 1931 & 1934 Kellys continued up to 1968 Kellys Newcastle

Byker

96 Shield Road Listed in 1931, 1934 & continued to 1968 Kellys Newcastle

94 Shields Road 1934

Newcastle Upon Tyne,Byker District 91  Shields Road, 1934 

96-98 Grainger Street 1968 Kellys Newcastle

Gateshead

115 Coatsworth Road  1931,(Lennards List) 1934 & 1938 Kelly’s

Newport Monmouthshire

Peoples Benefit Boot Co. Commercial Road, 17th November 1891

Western Daily Press (A trading company set up by Lennard Brothers)

Newport, Monmouth Stow Hill, 1899

79 St.Mary’s Street 1914

175 Commercial Street, 1914-1940 Listed in 1931

8 St.Mary’s Street Kellys directory 1941

Newport, IOW,

48 High Street, Lennards Corner 1914, 1915 -1951 Listed in 1931

40 High Street a shoe shop in 1914-15 1920’s trading in both branches so number 40 possibly a Franchise. By 1951 the company traded only in number 48 but could have traded until the early 1960’s

Newquay,

Bank Street July 1900 Cornwall & Devon Post

Bank Street, 1902-1910

Newquay, 21 Bank Street, 1906-1935 Listed in 1931

Newquay, 34 Bank Street, 1914-1919

Newton Abbot

8 Queen Street:  East & South Devon advertiser 9th Feb.1895 adv. For staff

Newton Abbot branch 8 Queen Street East & Totnes Weekly Times 23rd March 1895 argument of lamps being too low on the recommendation being they should be raised by four inches to 8 feet.

Newton Abbot South Devon Advertiser report from 25th May 1895 of P.B. complaining of exceptionally dusty streets causing clouds of dust and damaging trade.

Newton Abbott, 8 Queen Street, 1896-1938 Listed in 1931

Newton Abbott, 2 Queen Street, 1914

Northampton,

34b Gold Street, 1910-1956 Listed in 1931

Northampton, Shakespeare Road, factory, 1920

Norwich,

8 Lower Goat Lane, 1890

Norwich, 60-62 London Street, 1916-1938 Listed in 1931

Okehampton,

Fore Street,Listed in 1931

Oldbury

Halesowen Street, 1894

34 Birmingham Street 1904- 1916

Oldham added from 1931 list

3 Curzon street listed in 1931

Oswestry,

31 Bailey Street, 1926, 1929, 1934 Listed in 1931 Shrewsbury Archives

Oswestry, 9 The Cross, 1926, 1929, 1934  Listed in 1931 Shrewsbury Archives

Oxford,

39 Queen Street, 1907-1911

Oxford, 6 High Street, 1927-1943 currently in 2017 Rymans the Stationers Listed in 1931

Oxford, 141 High Street, Lennards 1925-1931 currently occupied 2017 by Edinburgh Woollen shop Listed in 1931

 

 

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