Knowles Travelgoods, Worcester (and Sports store)
1884 – Albert John Knowles founded the business ‘Knowles Late Carter’, a small Saddlers shop, 50 Broad Street, Worcester
Albert John dies and his wife Mary Knowles takes over and goes into partnership with Mr Jakeman to form A.J Knowles & Co
1920 – Arthur John Knowles becomes involved with the business
1923 – Mary Knowles dies and Mr Jakeman is bought out of the business
1948 – Anthony John Knowles follows in his father’s footsteps and joins the company
Anthony J Knowles
1950 – The name is changed to A J Knowles & Son and the retail of handbags, luggage and sports goods are introduced
1957? – Arthur John Knowles Dies
1960 – Becomes a Private Limited Company
1965 – Anthony buys 50, Broad Street and undertakes alterations to the building
1992 – Anthony John dies and his wife Sheila takes over the running of the Travelgoods shop. Richard becomes Managing Director of the company
Richard with his Mother, Sheila
The future generation...
Adam John and Lucy Jane Knowles Lucy Knowles with her Father, Richard Knowles and Grandmother, Sheila
Will they take A J Knowles Ltd into the 6th generation? Stay tuned...
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2014: Lucy Knowles with her Father, Richard Knowles and Grandmother, Sheila