Another Hopkins billhead

We have featured the Hopkins business in Market Lavington on many occasions. They occupied 21 Church Street, now a house not a shop, and later moved to where Milsom Court now stands. (See William and Elizabeth Hopkins (and baby Henry Charles Hopkins) for pictures of both these premises.)

We have looked at various of their bills and invoices before and have a couple of pads of these in the museum collection. Here is a page from one dating from the 1920s.

At this time the firm is known as Hopkins Bros. rather than Hopkins and Sons. Featuring Redline, a make of petrol products, it was presumably appropriate to mention that they were motor engineers, selling petrol, oil and accessories as well as ironmongery.

Reading the headings of their various invoices and receipts gives a clue as to their wide ranging activities. These describe them as ironmongers, builders merchants, motor engineers, builders and contractors, decorators, sanitary engineers, heating engineers and asphalters.

We will feature them again soon and give more links to relevant previous articles about this firm.


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