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THE TIMBER FIRM

Male 1893 - 1995  (102 years)


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  • Name THE TIMBER FIRM,  
    Born 1893 
    Gender Male 
    _UID AF0B34AA3F4B4D70B4F49217E336962E0DE1 
    Died 1995 
    Person ID I2146  Edgoose
    Last Modified 27 May 2017 

  • Photos
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    THE TIMBER FIRM

    Date: 1940-Circa 1980

    This Butters derrick crane dominated the skyline at Godalming Wharf in Surrey from its installation in 1940 until its demolition thirty or forty years later.
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Godalming Wharf, River Wey, Surrey
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Dr Neil Clifton - geograph.org.uk/p/629179
    The Timber Firm geograph-629169-by-Dr-Neil-Clifton.jpg Godalming Wharf, River Wey, Surrey cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Dr Neil Clifton - geograph.org.uk/p/629179
    THE TIMBER FIRM

    [This photograph of Godalming Wharf was taken by Dr. Neil Clifon on Sunday 15 April 1984. It is reproduced under a Creative Commons Licence:
    Godalming Wharf, River Wey, Surrey
    cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Dr Neil Clifton - geograph.org.uk/p/629179]
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    The Timber Firm Godalming Wharf geograph-629179-by-Dr-Neil-Clifton.jpg
    THE TIMBER FIRM

    [This copyright photograph of The Wharf at Godalming in Surrey was taken by Dr. Neil Clifton on Sunday 15 April 1984. It is used here under a Creative Commons Licence.
    Godalming Wharf, River Wey, Surrey
    cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Dr Neil Clifton - geograph.org.uk/p/629179]
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    THE TIMBER FIRM

    Date: AUGUST 1938

    In 1938 the Government of British Columbia, Canada, invited the UK timber trade to tour the provinces's sawmilling industry. Walter Leeder Edgoose (1871-1957) was chosen to represent one of the UK timber trade's smaller businesses. He appears towards the centre of the front row, kneeling by his hat.
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    THE TIMBER FIRM

    Date: 1916-1918

    The Aldershot staff of W.L. Edgoose & Sons during the First World War. The youngest son (1909-2005) and youngest daughter (1906-1994) of the firm's founder somehow sneaked into the front row without being noticed!
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    THE TIMBER FIRM

    Dated: Early 1900s

    This very early photograph of the machine shop in premises which were destroyed by fire in the mid 1960s was taken at Church Lane East, Aldershot, Hampshire. Walter Leeder Edgoose acquired the premises from a bicycle repair firm in 1904.
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    THE TIMBER FIRM

    Dated: 14 JULY 1934

    The staff of the Aldershot and Godalming branches in 1934. After the demise of Gridley & Spring in 1933, W. L. Edgoose was invited to take over the lease from the Godalming Navigation. In 1990 the founder's youngest grandson purchased the freehold and later sold it for Sainsbury's new supermarket.
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    THE TIMBER FIRM

    Date: Circa 1910

    Some old buildings which were demolished to expand timber storage facilities circa 1960. The two story building was once occupied by a shoemaker and a large quantity of old shoes was discovered in the cellar during a shortlived redevelopment in 1990.
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    The Timber Firm 2146 936.jpg
    THE TIMBER FIRM

    Date: 1993

    W. L. Edgoose & Sons Ltd. celebrated its centenary in 1993.
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    The Timber Firm 2146 935.jpg
    THE TIMBER FIRM

    Date: 1920s

    Unloading timber from the docks in the 1920s
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    THE TIMBER FIRM

    Date: 1937

    It is said that this old building was once the Godalming Navigation's timber drying shed. The Sainsbury supermarket's car park at Godalming Wharf now covers the site.
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    THE TIMBER FIRM
    Data: Circa 1893
    From small beginnings: Walter Leeder Edgoose (1871-1957) in the middle of his first employees.

    Personal Letters
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    WALTER LEEDER EDGOOSE (1871-1957)
    21 JUNE 1938

    W. L. EDGOOSE & SONS forms a private limited company.

    Newspaper Cuttings
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    The premises of W.L. Edgoose in Church Lane East shortly after the move to Perowne Street. The previous occupant was a bicycle repair
    shop.

    From the Aldershot News Special Coronation Number, 11 August 1902.
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    THE TIMBER FIRM

    Unloading timber at Wharf Bridge, Farnborough Road, Aldershot, in March 1920. The two barges had travelled up the Basingstoke Canal from the Thames.

    Reprinted from the Aldershot News of Friday, 19 March 1920, with permission dated 7 November 2017 from Trinity Mirror plc
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    THE TIMBER FIRM
    A paragraph photocopied from the Aldershot News of Friday 19 March 1920 describing Mr. W. L. Edgoose's successful attempt to bring two barge-loads of timber up the Basingstoke Canal from the Thames.

    With permission of Trinity Mirror plc
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    THE TIMBER FIRM

    W. L. Edgoose's advertisement for the sale of timber "Now lying at ALDERSHOT WHARF, on the Basingstoke Canal"

    See photograph of Aldershot Wharf and the barges under Photos

    Photocopied from the Aldershot News of Friday 19 March 1920 with permission of Trinity Mirror plc