Company: Genge & Co Ltd

Registration number: 205589

Company name: Genge & Co Ltd
Dates in business: 1925-1978

Type of business: department store retailers

  • High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, England

Type of company: Private limited company

Company history

Genge & Co Ltd was incorporated on 29 April 1925, with its registered office at 11 and 12 High West Street, Dorchester, England. The company ran a small department store in Dorchester. The store was rebuilt and extended and the new store opened in 1930. In 1953, the company was acquired by Army & Navy Stores Ltd, of Westminster, England. In 1965, the company's registered office was changed to 105 Victoria Street, Westminster, London. In 1973, Army & Navy Stores Ltd, together with Genge & Co Ltd, was acquired by House of Fraser Ltd, department store retailers, of Glasgow, Scotland. The company ceased to trade in January 1974 and was liquidated in 1978.

Records held for Genge & Co Ltd:

FRAS 821
Title: Certificate of incorporation
Date: April 1925
FRAS 822
Title: Memorandum and articles of association
Date: 1925, 1953
FRAS 819
Title: Minutes of meetings of board of directors and general meetings of shareholders
Date: 1925-1976
FRAS 823
Title: Combined register
Date: 1925-1973
FRAS 826
Title: Register of dividends
Date: 1926-1933
FRAS 825
Title: Register of directors' shareholdings
Date: 1951-1953
FRAS 824
Title: Certificates of Army & Navy's holdings of ordinary and preference shares in its subsidiary, Genge & Co Ltd
Date: 1953, 1969
FRAS 828
Title: Agreement for purchase of business of Genge & Co Ltd by Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Date: 1975
FRAS 820
Title: General ledger
Date: 1964-1974
FRAS 827
Title: Correspondence and papers relating to acquisition of Genge & Co Ltd by Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Date: 1953
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 Genge & Co Ltd, 1977-1978.

Related People and Companies:

Corporation name: Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Dates of connection: 1953
Connection type: Army & Navy Stores Ltd bought Genge & Co Ltd in 1953.
Corporation name: House of Fraser Ltd
Dates of connection: 1973
Connection type: House of Fraser Ltd acquired Genge & Co Ltd, as a subsidiary of Army & Navy Stores Ltd, in 1973.

Access points: Department stores - Retail trade

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