Company name: E Dingle & Co
Dates in business: 1880-1935
Type of business: draper
Type of company: Partnership 1880Locations:
Edward Dingle opened his drapery shop at 30 Bedford Street, Plymouth, England, in 1880. Within a year of starting out in business, Dingle employed thirteen shop assistants, twelve dressmakers and two boys. He took on Tom Baker in the position of floor-walker and when Baker married Dingle's sister, he was made a partner in E Dingle & Co. By 1900, the Dingle store had an uninterrupted frontage from 29-31 Bedford Street, and a shop behind, at 5 Cornwall Street, had also been connected to the Bedford Street premises.
In 1926, the store occupied 28-31 and 33 Bedford Street and 4-6 Cornwall Street. In 1935, E Dingle & Co Ltd was registered as a private limited company.
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