Fonds BEL - Bellerby's Painters and Decorators

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Bellerby's Painters and Decorators


  • 1914-1978 (Creation)

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139 volumes

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Bellerby's Decorators was a business located in Petergate, York, owned by the Bellerby family. The business was founded in around 1914, and specialised in painting and decorating services to private and business customers. Their commissions included the gold leafing in both York Minster and All Saints’ Church, the renovation of Fairfax House, and work on the Sultan of Oman’s palace in the 1980s.

The business was wound-up in 1988 when Derek Bellerby retired.

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Includes customer account ledgers, estimate books, purchase and sales ledgers, wages books and letter books.


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  • English

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