Company: Army & Navy Store (Bromley) Ltd

Registration number: 256290

Company name: Army & Navy Store (Bromley) Ltd
Dates in business: 1931-1973

Type of business: Deparment store

Type of company: Private limited liability company 1931-1973

  • High Steert, Bromley, Greater London, England
  • High Street, Andover, Hampshire, England

Company history

Army & Navy Stores (Bromley) Ltd, department store retailers, was incorporated as a private limited company in 1931. At the time of incorporation, the company was known as P Martin Ltd, and traded from premises in the High Street in Andover. The company's name was changed for the first time in 1940, when it became Parson & Hart Ltd. Parson & Hart Ltd was bought by Army & Navy Stores Ltd in 1965. They had sold the company premises in Andover to Woolworths by 1967, and in 1968 changed the name of the company to Harveys of Bromley Ltd.

In 1968 the company bought the Bromley stores of Harrison Gibson Ltd, one of which had been almost completely destroyed in a fire. On this site on the High Street a new store was rebuilt, and opened in 1970. The older store on Ringers Road was connected to the new by a walkway over the High Street. At this time, the company name changed again, this time to Army & Navy Stores (Bromley) Ltd, to bring it into line with the branding of the rest of the Army & Navy group. Army & Navy Stores Ltd was bought by House of Fraser in 1973 who no loger trade from the Bromley store

Records held for Army & Navy Store (Bromley) Ltd:

FRAS 1853
Title: Minutes
Date: 1961-1976
FRAS 1854
Title: Memorandum and articles of association
Date: 1931-1968
FRAS 1855
Title: Register of members
Date: 1931-1971
FRAS 1856
Title: Purchase agreement
Date: 1975
FRAS 1857
Title: Certificates of incorporation on change of name
Date: 1968-1970
FRAS 1858
Title: Licence between Harvey of Bromley Ltd and Chinacraft Ltd
Date: 1969
FRAS 1859
Title: Ledger
Date: 1971-1974
FRAS 1860
Title: Documents relating to the purchase of Parsons & Hart Ltd and the sale of their premises
Date: 1965-1967
FRAS 1861
Title: Press cuttings
Date: 1970-1972

Related People and Companies:

Corporation name: Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Dates of connection: 1934-1973
Connection type: Army & Navy Stores Ltd owned Army & Navy Stores (Bromley) Ltd
Corporation name: House of Fraser Plc
Dates of connection: 1982-
Connection type: House of Fraser bought Army & Navy Stores Ltd in 1973

Access points: Department stores - Retail trade

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