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153 - 154 East Road, April 1974 (MoC 604/74)

159, 158, 157, 156, 155, 154, 153 East Road

History of 157 - 159 East Road

Herbert Charles Coulson, a carpenter, started his business in Burleigh Street in 1884.


Herbert Coulson took a partner William Lofts and they traded from 158 East Road, with a town office at 37 St Andrew’s Street. See Joseph Coulson.

Coulson’s did a lot of work in the south and east of England, and were responsible for some speculative work in Willis Road and Harvey Goodwin Avenue. They had a large joinery works in East Road.

Herbert Coulson died in 1921 and the firm became a private limited company.

W G James continued as managing director until his death in 1962. Circa 1960 a lot of early documents about the firm were discovered inn a long-forgotten deed box.


(157 – 159) Coulson and Sons, builders depot (far left of picture)

(153 & 154) Ernest Bertie Stanley, beer retailer (white building in middle)

On the right is the entrance to what used to be Nelson Street.

Coulson’s Yard, East Road, April 1974 (MoC 665/74) former slaughter house shed.


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