- 1908-2018 (Creation)
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Sold to Beales in late 2018 and closed after that firm went into administration in 2020. Lowestoft store formerly known as Chadds.
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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 25 February 2019 (ACC 2018/216).
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Staff salaries' accounts (naming staff) Mar 1947-Apr 1949 (1 volume); wages accounts 1956-1957 (1 volume).
Sales accounts Feb 1949-Jan 1952, Dec 1970-Jan 1984 (2 volumes)
Annual accounts, year ending Jan 1942-Jan 1982 (1944, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1967, 1968 are missing)
Annual accounts, year ending Jan 1983-Jan 2005 (1997 missing)
Annual accounts, year ending Jan 2006-Jan 2018 (2007 missing)
Balance sheets, 1936-1939 (1 envelope); balance sheets 1939-1962 (1 bundle); directors' reports and statements of accounts 1951-1955 (1 envelope); photocopies of two letters re storage of furniture for Imperial Private Hotel, Great Yarmouth, 1944 (1 envelope); agreements re sale of business by executors of James Hurry Palmer 1908, telephone service 1914, partnership of Percival Palmer and Edward Palmer 1922, mortgage on 41-42 Market Place, Yarmouth 1939.
Share register of members and register of directors 1939-1962 (1 volume); staff wages accounts (includes staff names) 1953-1961 (1 volume); depository book 3 (Palmers' storage service) 1924-1929 (1 volume)
Depository books 4 and 5 (Palmers' storage service) 1929-1934, 1934-1937 (2 volumes); company seal matrix.
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Access to staff records restricted for 50 years after last date on file.
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Created 25/02/2019 by Drojr. Modified 11/04/2019 by Droip.