Bradford Turkish Baths Company Limited

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Bradford Turkish Baths Company Limited 
Company baths: BRADFORD: Sun Bridge Road

As handwriting is often unclear, all name transcriptions below are indicative only.
When accuracy is important, the original documents should be consulted.
PRO (Public Record Office) documents are at The National Archives, Kew.

There was some interest in setting up a Turkish bath company in Bradford at least as early as 1885. A Mr R M Macmaster wrote a letter to the editor of a swimming magazine seeking support for a limited company to provide swimming and Turkish baths in the town. But it seems that another eight years were to pass before such a company was actually set up.

TNA: PRO: BT31 5483/37950 All unfootnoted information is taken from this file.

1893 Memorandum of Association: 11 January
Objects include: to be proprietors of Turkish and other Baths and to carry out,

'an agreement dated 22nd day of December, 1892, and made between Charles Gott of the one part and Frederick Bearland, on behalf of the Company herein mentioned, of the other part (being an agreement for a lease of a portion of the basement of the Alexandra Hotel, Bradford, with power to adapt the same for the purposes of Turkish and other Baths).'

Armitage, George (Dir) (Stuff merchant)
Bearman, Frederick (Agent)
Hoffman, Alfred (Merchant)
Hoffman, Frank (Dir) (Merchant)
Ibbotson, Thomas (Dir) (Lithographer)
Lupton, William C (Dir) (Wine merchant)
Milnes, Edward (Stuff merchant)
and three other directors
Capital: 3,000 divided into 600 shares of 5
Registered Office: Ivegate Chambers (13 May)
Secretary: Frederick Bearland (29 May)
Average number of shareholders: 12 with one share each

1895 Registered Office: Beckett's Bank Chambers (13 May)

1897 Shareholders include:
Craig, Thomas (40 shares)
Wood, John (40 shares)

1898 Extraordinary Meeting to agree winding up and appoint liquidator (18 March)

1901 Winding up meeting (14 October)

1902 Lodged (15 July)

This page last updated 04 November 2018


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