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1930's E+C company query

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Tuesday 11 November 2003 1.50pm
I'm looking for any details of a company called Ash's, who I believe were based in the Elephant and Castle area around the 1930's.

As far as I know, they were either involved in manufacturing, or something to do with ice cream (so maybe making ice-cream containers?). Also, I believe they have some link with Royal Doulton.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Dan Nye
Tuesday 11 November 2003 5.28pm
You could try a trade directory of the period, such as Kelly's. I think that they have a full run at Southwark's local history library:

Opening hours:
Monday 9.30am - 8pm
Tuesday 9.30am - 5pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9.30am -8pm
Friday 9.30am -5pm
Saturday 9.30am - 1pm

Southwark Local Studies Library
211 Borough High Street
tel: 020 7403 3507
Thursday 13 November 2003 11.34am
or the old maps (there's a series of modern repints of ?1830s? maps. If libraries don't have them, then Stamfords in Long Acre do. On the back of the maps, they list which businesses were down the main roads).

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