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Roger T
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1 of 10  Thu 2nd Jul 2015 3:11pm  
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On 2nd Jul 2015 1:21pm, tintagel said: Trying to find out about Vincent Beesley. I know he was a freeman of the city and he was a tailor.
Don't know the name Vincent Beesley, but wasn't / isn't there a firm of electricians Lee Beesley?
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2 of 10  Fri 23rd Nov 2018 5:26pm  
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Yes, Lee Beesley's showroom was in Warwick Row, next to the Reform Club (this was the Food Office during WW2.)
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Gloucester
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3 of 10  Fri 23rd Nov 2018 9:19pm  
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Lee Beesley's electrical business was burgeoning in the 50s and 60s and most probably later. Edited by member, 23rd Nov 2018 11:02 pm
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scrutiny
coventry
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4 of 10  Sat 24th Nov 2018 7:45am  
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Knew the Lee Beesley name but just read the interesting history of the firm which has now been going 110 yrs and it's Cov related. Edited by member, 24th Nov 2018 7:55 am
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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5 of 10  Sat 24th Nov 2018 8:02am  
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Interesting link - thanks. Thumbs up Shame that the first name (William Iliffe) is spelt incorrectly (twice!) Sad
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CliffB
Coventry
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6 of 10  Mon 15th Feb 2021 8:32pm  
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A nice Lee Beesley Ad. I completed an Electrical Engineering apprenticeship with Lee Beesley back in the 1970’s, they were a fantastic company. I really must think of some stories to post about them.
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CliffB
Coventry
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7 of 10  Wed 17th Feb 2021 9:42am  
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A Nostalgic Cov book I have that was sponsored by Lee Beesley. This section details the company’s history, an interesting read? There is more if anyone is interested. Feel free to remove if there’s an issue with copyright. Cliff
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Heathite
Coventry
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8 of 10  Thu 18th Feb 2021 8:29am  
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Lee Beesley with a workshop too Thumbs up
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CliffB
Coventry
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9 of 10  Thu 18th Feb 2021 1:46pm  
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Thanks Heathite, I hadn’t noticed the workshop entry before. Here’s a 1924 pic of Lee Beesley’s shop and Palmer’s butchers next door. Hard to believe that from this little shop they grew to employ 2000 at their height when they were fitting out shadow factories and still employed over 1000 when I worked there in the 1970’s. Cliff Edited by member, 18th Feb 2021 1:49 pm
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10 of 10  Fri 19th Feb 2021 5:14am  
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