Swansea Baths and Laundry Co Ltd (October 1881)

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Swansea Baths and Laundry Co Ltd (October 1881)
Company baths: SWANSEA: St Helens 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.

TNA: PRO: BT31 2881/15938 All unfootnoted information is taken from this file.

1881 Memorandum of Association: 5 October
Objects include: purchase and erection of Turkish Baths
Registered Office: 7 Dynevor Place
Secretary: David Phillips
Davies, D Arthur (MB) (1 share)
Davies, I J (Chemist & druggist) (1 share)
Griffiths, J (MD) (1 share)
Haney, B P (Corn merchant) (1 share)
Jones, Jarvis (Merchant) (1 share)
Thomas, William (Ironmonger) (1 share)
Watkins, William (Timber merchant) (1 share)

1882 Capital: 10,000 divided into 2,000 shares of 5 (23 Dec)

1884 Registered Office: St Helens Road (1 Aug)

1886 Company offered a prize of 25, with no further premiums offered, for the winning design in a competition to design Turkish and swimming pools, with a laundry.

1887 None of the 14 plans submitted will be chosen. Premium paid to a Mr Fowler of Brecon.
Extraordinary meeting: Winding up proposed by virtue of being unable to meet debts (26 Sep)
Shareholders: 288 shareholders held 1477 ordinary shares and 174 preference shares. (22 Oct)

1890 Winding up (15 August)

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