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Banfields of Brighton

£9.99GBP  £7.50GBP

Banfields of Brighton

Celebrating '150 years of endeavour' 1856-2006 by Marcus Banfield

A Local history hardback book, with a fascinating history of this long established family firm, giving a rich insight to the workings of a multi-trade company in the building trade along with a retail shop specialising on ironmongery and tools of the trade for the trade. This book travels along the wealth of history of the family right from the start when Ebenezer set up in business in Brighton way back in 1856 from his fathers influence as the Poynings blacksmith, with a manufactory premises in Little Western Street, the very same premises they trade from today, over 150 years later! The wares of 1862 were described as 'Furnishings Ironmonger, Gas Fitter, Smith, Bell Hanger, Locksmith, Tinman, Stove, Grate, & kitchen Range Manufacturer'  

On a transport note, Ebenezers brother Frederick, had a daughter named Anna, who became the Wife of Magnus Volk, the builder of the sea front railway 'Daddy Long Legs' & the railway that still runs along the beach today.

Another transport interest is the use of the Brighton & Hove bus, circ 1910, used for carrying the advert for the companies wares is pictured in the book, and a cased model was made of this & presented to the family on the anniversary in 2006, in particular to Marcus Banfield, the year he retired from the business.

Consists of  40 pages, 20 colour, 28 B&W plates, 11 drawings/documents, 178mm wide x 246mm high, hardback, bound edge, no ISBN. Also sold in shop


  • Model: bob150

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 07 January, 2008.

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