- 1912 - 1977 (Creation)
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JR Bex, Builders and undertakers, was established by James R Bex in about 1889. It was based at Wyche Grove, South Croydon. The premises were initially unnumbered, but from about 1928 were assigned the number 25: after World War II, the firm extended its business into no 23 - previously a private house occupied by Walter J Bex - and used 23 Wyche Grove as its address. From the turn of the century until about 1916 it also had a timber yard situated on the opposite side of the road.
In about 1873 the firm was taken over by W Cullen and Sons Ltd and it subsequently operated under that name.
The firm appears to have run the two sides of its business in tandem. Some of its account books relate specifically either to building work or to funeral direction, but many relate to both.
Donated by Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society, 1989
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Accession Number: A2
J R Bex, Financial Records
Account books of J R Bex, builders and undertakers, of 23 Wyche Road, Crodyon
Item date: 1912-1977
Accession date: 1989
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Financial records of J R Bex, builders and undertakers, of 23 Wyche Road, Croydon
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