Arthur H. Webber and Sons Limited; 1889-2002; engineers; Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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Arthur H. Webber and Sons Limited; 1889-2002; engineers; Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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1889-2002

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Established in 1889 by Arthur Henry Webber (1856-1928), the firm was based at Cobholm Engine Works, Great Yarmouth. Webber was born at Wickham Market, Suffolk in May 1856, and trained at Whitmore and Binyon, Suffolk, where he became foreman. Aged 24, he left to work for Thomas Bradley of Great Yarmouth. Bradleys made marine engines for boats, which included 'Pride of the Yare' and 'Queen of the Broads'. Webber became the manager, and in 1889 bought the business. In 1905, he purchased the business of Walter Teasdel (wheelwright and cart builder) in Saw Mill Lane, Southtown, and then in 1916, he bought Thomas Lepard's Breydon Iron Works in Breydon Road, Cobholm, the name of which he changed to Cobholm Engine Works. Arthur H. Webber and Sons dealt in general engineering, motor engineering, foundry work, carpentry and electrical work. The firm was wound up in 2002.
See also the booklet, Pauline J. Webber, 'The Life and Works of a Grandfather: Arthur Henry Webber, founder of Webbers Engineering, Cobham' (RPD Printers, nd [early 21st century]).

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Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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Created on: 03/10/2018 by Droip

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