Company: Burgis & Colbourne Ltd

Registration number: 52776

Company name: Burgis & Colbourne Ltd
Dates in business: 1897-1982

Type of business: grocery and general stores

  • The Parade, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England

Management of company

On the incorporation of the company, Charles Richard Burgis was the chairman and James Murray Molesworth and James Colbourne were the vice-chairmen.

Company history

Burgis & Colbourne Ltd, grocery and general stores, of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, was incorporated on 31 May 1897 to acquire the business of Burgis & Colbourne, which had been in existence as a wine and spirit merchants since at least 1874. The registered offices of the company were initially at 6 Clarence Terrace, Leamington Spa, moving to 11 Waterloo Place, Leamington Spa, by 1926, and to 76 Parade, Leamington Spa, by 1951.

In 1963, the company was acquired by Army & Navy Stores Ltd, of London, England. Extensions and improvements to the store were subsequently carried out. In 1965, the company's registered office moved to 105 Victoria Street, Westminster. In 1973, Army & Navy Stores Ltd and its subsidiaries were acquired by House of Fraser Ltd, department store retailers, of Glasgow, Scotland. In January 1974, Burgis & Colbourne Ltd was wound up and the store continued as a branch of Army & Navy Stores Ltd. In 1982, Burgis & Colbourne Ltd was officially liquidated.

Records held for Burgis & Colbourne Ltd:

FRAS 629
Title: Certificate of incorporation
Date: 1897
FRAS 619
Title: Annual report and accounts and minutes of general meetings of shareholders
Date: 1897-1964
FRAS 620
Title: Minutes of meetings of board of directors
Date: 1957-1976
FRAS 623
Title: Register of directors
Date: 1897-1973
FRAS 628
Title: Registers of transfers of shares
Date: 1897-1973
FRAS 625
Title: Combined register
Date: 1903-1957
FRAS 624
Title: Register of directors' shareholdings
Date: 1948-1974
FRAS 627
Title: Register of seals
Date: 1951-1963
FRAS 626
Title: Register of probates, administrations and powers of attorney
Date: 1958-1963
FRAS 803
Title: Share certificates
Date: 1947-1973
FRAS 630
Title: Agreement for purchase of business of Burgis & Colbourne Ltd by Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Date: January 1975
FRAS 805
Title: Correspondence concerning winding up of pension fund
Date: 1976-1982
FRAS 804
Title: Correspondence concerning dissolution of Burgis & Colbourne Ltd
Date: 1981-1983
FRAS 622
Title: Share ledger (ordinary shares)
Date: 1909-1974
FRAS 802
Title: Share ledgers (preference shares)
Date: 1927-1963
FRAS 621
Title: General ledger
Date: 1963-1974
FRAS 806
Title: Own brand wine and spirits labels
Date: c 1957-1963
FRAS 631
Title: Wine and spirits price lists
Date: 1959-1968
FRAS 675
Title: Notebook relating to Army & Navy Stores Ltd and its subsidiaries
Date: 1970s
FRAS 613
Title: Papers relating to liquidation of dormant subsidiaries of Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Date: 1978-1980
Includes balance sheets of Burgis & Colbourne Ltd, 1977-1979, 1981.

Related People and Companies:

Corporation name: Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Dates of connection: 1963
Connection type: Army & Navy Stores Ltd acquired Burgis & Colbourne Ltd in 1963.
Corporation name: House of Fraser Ltd
Dates of connection: 1973-1981
Connection type: House of Fraser Ltd acquired Burgis & Colbourne Ltd, as a subsidiary of Army & Navy Stores Ltd, in 1973.

Access points: Grocers - Retail trade

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