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From: "Paul Cheesman" <>
Subject: Re: [SRY] Department Stores in Croydon
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 10:07:10 +0700
To answer part of your question:
Joshua Allder founded his store in 1862. In 1908 it was taken over by J.W.
Holdron & F.C.Bearman; In 1921 the Lawrence family purchased it. In 1958 it
became part of United Drapery Stores (UDS) which in turn was purchased in
1983 by Lord Hanson.
In 1989 management purchased the group, and in 1993 it went on the FTSE. In
2002 Scarlett Retail purcdhased the entire group but it went bankrupt in
2005 and all stores were sold off individually. Harold Tillman purchased
Allders in Croydon and the right to trade under that name.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Frances Francis" <>
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2008 8:46 PM
Subject: [SRY] Department Stores in Croydon
> Does anyone know what the name of the store at 38 to 40 High Street
> Croydon might have been in 1901 or what is there now? It was the address
> of one Howard HOLLINGSWORTH a draper in 1901
> Does anyone know what the address for ALLDERS Store was around 1900?
> I believe Joshua ALLDER's family sold the store after his death in 1904
> but who bought it?
> It is over 40 years since I lived in Croydon so my memory is rather
> vague - is North End part of the High Street and if so what numbers do the
> shops there have?
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