Skull factory

London Road

Exterior of factory
Picture from the SWOP website
Reference number RHW : 24411 (exterior)

Walter Skull started his furniture business in Newlands but later moved to London Road. Charles Edwin Skull, his son, took over the business and it went from strength to strength. His three sons, Fred, Percy and Charles followed him into the business but Fred later left and Charles Edwin left the business in the hands of his two younger sons. Unfortunately Percy and Charles did not see eye to eye.  Their squabbling cost the firm's downfall. It was taken over by Ercol.

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