Tuesday, June 28, 2011

THE STORY OF CHARLES AND WILLIAM VERRAN: The Treasury Journal

A new article online in The Treasury Journal by Beryl and David Verran, titled:
FROM CORNWALL TO THE COROMANDEL
THE STORY OF CHARLES AND WILLIAM VERRAN
 
Verrran family history covered from Cornwall to New Zealand, along with details on occupations and business ventures of the families. One of the businesses mentioned is that of W. Verran and Sons, and later Verran Brothers Ltd, which was started by WILLIAM JAMES VERRAN in 1893. Over the years the business was owned and managed by William's sons. This Thames carrier business traded until  the 1980s.
 
The advertisement below shows the business premises that were in Queen Street (between Cochrane and Albert Street, western side of street) and a photo Mr & Mrs W VERRAN (the founder of the business).

Source: Thames Goldfields centennial 1867-1967

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