Catalogue description W E Harker Ltd

This record is held by Tyne and Wear Archives

Details of DX149
Reference: DX149
Title: W E Harker Ltd



DX149/1 Annual reports




DX149/2 Ledgers


DX149/3 Profit and loss statements


DX149/4 Cash books


DX149/5 Journals




DX149/6 Stock accounts




DX149/7 Sales


DX149/8 Expenses




DX149/9 Shop and office wages


DX149/10 Factory wages


DX149/11 Pensions

Date: 1890 - 1965
Held by: Tyne and Wear Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

W E Harker Ltd, c1826-1967

Physical description: 11 SERIES
Immediate source of acquisition:

Accession 119 [Newcastle City Archives]

Administrative / biographical background:

W E Harker's letterhead (see DX149/1/1) indicates that the company was established in 1826. It is difficult to find other evidence to verify this date, but from at least 1839 John Fenton had a carpet warehouse at 22 Mosley Street, Newcastle. Between 1855-1874 Fenton's warehouse moved to 40 Grainger Street West, and it was this business which was purchased from Fenton by W E Harker c1886.


The business expanded in the early 20th century, from 40 Grainger Street West in 1926, to 38-40 in 1931, and 38-44 by 1934. The rationalisation of the City streets changed the address to 29-35 Grainger Street in 1936. By the start of World War 2 Harker's were housefurnishers as well as cabinet and carpet sellers.


The business folded in 1967.

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