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Postby dognose » Sun May 20, 2018 11:10 am

A boxed set of dessert knives by Walker & Hall, assayed at Sheffield in 1923:

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W&H - Sheffield - 1923

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W & H S f (Walker & Hall internal year letter for 1924)

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PRESENTATION TO ALDERMAN WALTER MORGAN

It was an exceptional occasion which brought Liberals from all parts of the South Glamorgan Parliamentary Division to Penarth on Thursday evening in last week. They sought to present Alderman Walter H. Morgan, their candidate in the recent election, together with Mrs and the Misses Morgan, who had been actively identified with the contest, with mementoes of the election, which the Liberals remember with nothing but feelings of congratulation.

..........The gift to Alderman Morgan consisted of a handsome silver flower and fruit epergne, standing upon a plateau, about three feet high. This was a real work of art, and did credit to the well-known firm of silversmiths, Messrs Walker and Hall, of Sheffield, who supplied it. For Mrs Morgan was a silver manicure set, while for the Misses Morgan were silver button hooks, shoe lifts, and brush trays. A further present to Alderman Morgan consisted of a silver shaving set. The articles were all very valuable, and, as they stood at the end of the room, were greatly admired. The epergne bore the following inscription - " Presented to Walter H. and Mrs Morgan by the South Glamorgan Liberal Association, in recognition of their services during the General Election, 1900."


Source: Barry Herald - 25th January 1901

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THREATENING TO BLOW UP A NON-UNIONIST

At Sheffield, on Monday, Henry Smith, a silversmith, employed at the manufactory of Messrs. Walker and Hall, of that town, was brought before Mr. T. Jessop and Mr. W. E. Laycock under a warrant charging him with unlawfully using threatening language towards Walter Dale, a fellow-workman. It appeared that the defendant and a number of his shopmates were at the Egerton Hotel together on Thursday last when some dispute arose between him and a man named Oldale, during which the complainant entered the room, and Oldale said something to the effect that defendant had better say what he had to say now, whereon the defendant, as alleged by the complainant, said he was a "knobstick," and ought to pay his money to the trade. The complainant said he had reasons for not paying, and he should not pay. The defendant then got up, and in the course of the row said, "I'll do thee thy 'job' for thee. I'll blow thee up. It has been laid for thee this afternoon, in thy shop side, but it did not go off." A number of witnesses were called on behalf of the complainant, and one of them stated that the defendant told the complainant that he had himself had the iron in the fire ready to light the powder as soon as a hammer should be struck as a signal for doing the "job." It was admitted, however, that they were none of them sober at the time. Mr. Binney, on behalf of the defendant, said he was of opinion that more harm had been done in Sheffield by the commission than was likely to be remedied for many years to come. The fact was that men would now be prone to say, "I'll Broadhead you," or "I'll Crookes you" and if they got too much drink and made use of such expressions it ought not to be construed into a serious offence, when it might only be a foolish joke. Mr. Jessop said such conduct could not be overlooked, though it might, after all, be only a piece of drunken folly. The defendant was bound over to keep the peace for six months in his own recognisances of £40, and two sureties of £20 each.


Source: The Brecon County Times - 20th July 1867

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Walker & Hall - Sheffield - 1903

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"EXPRESS" CHALLENGE CUP

The "Evening Express" £70 Silver Challenge Cup, to be offered at next week's meeting of the Glamorgan Rifle Association at Margam, is now on view in the window of Messrs. Walker and Hall, silversmiths. St. Mary-street, Cardiff.

It is described as a very richly-chased sterling silver bowl, mounted on an ebony plinth, oval in shape, having in place of handles two goats heads with horns. The bowl on its plint stands twelve inches in height, and is sixteen inches in length.

Entries close at five p.m. on the first day of the meeting, namely, next Tuesday.


Source: Evening Express - 23rd May 1901

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Postby dognose » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:46 am

A boxed sauce ladle by Walker & Hall, assayed at Sheffield in 1940:

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W&H - Sheffield - 1940

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THE MASTER CUTLER

Mr Charles Henry Bingham was to-day installed master cutler of Sheffield. The cutlers' feast takes place on the 25th October.


Source: South Wales Echo - 6th September 1894

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Postby dognose » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:07 am

A salt by Walker & Hall, assayed at Sheffield in 1912:

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W&H - Sheffield - 1912

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Postby dognose » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:19 am

A spoon and tongs set by Walker & Hall:

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W&H - Sheffield - 1911

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Postby dognose » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:44 pm

A toast-rack by Walker & Hall, assayed at Birmingham in 1920:

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W&H - Birmingham - 1920

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W&H - Birmingham - 1920

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Postby dognose » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:38 am

A sugar bowl and milk jug by Walker & Hall, assayed at Birmingham in 1964:

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W&H - Birmingham - 1964

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Postby dognose » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:37 am

A hot water jug by Walker & Hall, assayed at Sheffield in 1967:

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W&H - Sheffield - 1967

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WALKER & HALL, Manufacturers of Gold and Sterling Silver Goods, Cutlery and Electro-plate, Electro Works, Howard Street and Eyre Street, Sheffield. Established about 1840 by George Walker (d.). Claimed to have been the founder of Electro-plating in Sheffield. Joined later by Henry Hall (d.); succeeded by John E. Bingham, Charles Hy. Bingham (d.), and Albert Edward Bingham. Present Principals: Col. Sir John E. Bingham, Bart., V.D., J.P., and Albert E. Bingham. The firm have in their possession the original Plating Vat and Apparatus of George Walker. Works contain two miles and 128 yards of work benches and plating vats. Twenty-one Stock and Show Rooms in Sheffield, London, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Cardiff, Belfast, Hull, Bristol, Nottingham, Dundee, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Cape Town, and Wellington, N.Z. Business: The manufacture of all classes of Sterling Silver Goods, Table Cutlery, and Electro-plate;' also Depositors of Gold and Silver for the Trade. Connection: World-wide. Telephones: Nos. 1055 and 3022 (National), Sheffield. Telegraphic Addresses: " Bingham, Sheffield "; " Flag Mark, London." Bankers: United Counties Bank, Ltd. (Sheffield). Col. Sir John E. Bingham, Bart., V.D., J.P., was Master Cutler of Sheffield, 1881-2 and 1884-5.

Source: Whitaker's Red Book of Commerce or Who's Who in Business - 1914

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Postby dognose » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:24 pm

The directors of Walker & Hall Ltd., as noted in 1939:

Sir Albert Bingham Bt. (Son of Sir John Bingham), (b.1868, d.1945)
J.C. Riddle
J. Douglas
G.R. Slater (Financial Director)
J.N. Lee
Major Pierre E. Inchbald (Son-in-Law of Sir Albert Bingham)
F.W. Bedford
H.D. Smith
W.B. Johns

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Postby dognose » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:24 pm

A note on Walker & Hall New Zealand:


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This was, and still is, an independent business to the original Sheffield-based Walker & Hall Ltd. The origins of this business go back to 1899.

Walker & Hall New Zealand, to whom they sent out semi-manufactured goods for finishing, though entitled to use the trademarks, was completely independent.

Source: Jack Of All Trades - And His Family - Peter Inchbald - 2013

Peter Inchbald was the great-grandson of Sir John Bingham. He served time as both Managing Director and Chairman of Walker & Hall, and later became Chairman of British Silverware Ltd.

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WALKER & HALL - BRISBANE

Taking the lift up to the second floor of the Fitzroy Buildings In Adelaide street, and walking down the passage and turning to the let, visitors to Messrs. Walker and Hall's show-rooms enter a neat vestibule, decorated with some choice palms. The entrance proper to the fine display of the silver and gold smiths' art is through magnificent silver-plated gates. Mr. Bert. H. Hart is the Queensland manager, and visitors who have been shown through the show, packing, and store rooms have found much to interest them in the shape of beautiful trophies, wedding presents, goods suitable to the shipping trade, hotel trade, and the ordinary householder in the way of gold and silver plate, cutlery, spoons, and forks - a wonderful range of goods being displayed, from a teaspoon costing about 2d. up to articles running Into hundreds of pounds each. This firm has now established branches in most parts of the British Empire, and has five splendid branch show rooms in Australasia, situated in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Wellington.

Source: The Brisbane Courier - 18th December 1913

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Walker & Hall - Auckland, N.Z. - 1925

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Postby dognose » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:18 am

Sheffield

The Australian cricketers visited Walker and Hall's cutlery works this morning. Each was presented with an initialled tankard. The visit was highly instructive, and duly appreciated by the cricketers.

They are being entertained by Sir Albert Bingham.


Source: The Examiner - 23rd July 1921

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Walker & Hall - Auckland, N.Z. - 1925

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Postby dognose » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:02 pm

BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION - 1910


EXPLORATION OF COMMERCE

ROMANCE OF SILVERWARE ORDER


Rarely Is a commercial order attended with such sentiment as that recently received by Messrs. Walker and Hall, the renowned silversmiths, of Sheffield, who have a branch establishment In George-street. Sydney.

It seems that before Captaln Scott set out from England in command of the Terra Nova on his Antarctic expedition, he determined to provide for the souvenir hunters who would he bound to clamor for mementoes upon his return, by equipping the ship's cupboards with articles of value, as well as of Interest. He therefore ordered the big stock of electroplate and cutlery required for the expedition from Messrs. Walker and Hall with Instructions that each article should he hand-engraved with an appropriate design. By courtesy of the Sydney manager of Messrs. Walker and Hall (Mr. Nash) we are able to produce in facsimile of the design which was selected by Captain Scott himself, and which consists of a penguin surmounting the globe, surrounded by the inscription, "British Antarctic Expedition, Terra Nova, R.Y.S."

Following Is the facsimile referred to:—

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The order Is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable of Its kind ever given. It consists of 1194 pieces, and includes table cutlery. spoons, and forks, cruet frames, entree dishes and covers, soup and sauce tureens, milk jugs, toast racks, and every other article that goes to make a complete outfit for ship's use. In selecting them, Captain Scott did so with the idea that being curios they should be as curious as possible. The firm of Messrs. Walker and Hall have a very wide and varied selection, of such articles, and Captain Scott took advantage of this fact to make his choice unique.

Explorers, like all great men, have their peculiarities, and If this is one of Captain Scott's it at least betrays an exceptional degree of thoughtfulness. Some may regard It as an eccentricity, but It Is doubtless no thing worse than an intelligent anticipation of public curiosity. The collector Is, the world over, ubiquitous. Human nature Is strangely sentimental In some respects, and it is astonishing how the most practical-minded people frequently betray another side to their character when this hobby Is developed. A man who has accumulated a fortune by his astute estimate of values during a long lifetime, is often known to pay a fabulous sum for an object whose Intrinsic worth is little, but which has had some remarkable association. The rope around the ring at Reno City on July 4 was doubtless the same as any other rope of Its size and kind, but after the fight It was cut into small pieces by curio collectors, some of whom doubtless invest their portion with a highly fictitious value.

Much saner, of course, Is the craze provided for by Captain Scott, seeing that the articles he proposes to distribute will not be pieces of rope or wood, but some fine samples of the craft of Messrs. Walker and Hall.

The question arises— "What will be done with them if the quest Is unsuccessful?"

This, however, is where the curio-collector would doubtless prove his devotion to his hobby. An explorer going to the Antarctic in these days Is sufficiently heroic In merely making attempts at discovery to warrant being represented by a souvenir In the collection of the average curio-hunter. In any case nobody is likely to feel ashamed to add to his collection a specimen of Messrs. Walker and Hall's electroplate, whether It be a soup tureen or a toast rack. We can Imagine a humorously-inclined friend dining with a possessor of a Terra Nova souvenir In years to come looking at the design and asking: Hello! What's the name of the hotel you got that from?" but his tone would quickly change when he realised that the abused article had travelled with Captain Scott in 1910 upon an expedition which had (as we hope It will) resulted In such valuable scientific researches.


Source: The Sun - 16th July 1910

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