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BEEDEN'S THE BUILDERS

Building, Civil Engineering & Public Works Contractors [Closed ]

Presented by Jane Clark
[ Descendant of the Family ]

 

Beeden's Yard photo by Jonathan Dabs

 

 

Walter Musgrove Beeden the founder of the business was a son of 
Tom Beeden and Mary Almond of Thrybergh, Walter was born in 1879 in Brant Broughton.  He was a Stone Mason  Builder.  He married Rachel Bohan in 1901at St. Leonard's Church Thrybergh. He began in business as a builder and public works contractor around 1902. In 1905 he was a builder and Masonry contractor in Thrybergh.  By1911 he was listed as a builder in in the Village.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walter became a well know and well respected local figure. He was a councillor on Rotherham Rural district council with an interest in local housing issues and was twice Chairman of the Council. He was also involved in the local business community – being elected President of the Sheffield Rotherham and District Building Trades Employers Association in 1952. Walter was also a lover of sport – particularly football and cricket and became a director at Sheffield United- as well as supporting many more local clubs and leagues. Walter’s home was at Arran House, Thrybergh.
 
The business had two locations which were the one above in Park Lane Thrybergh and also at 156 Effingham Street Rotherham. The company was a very much a general building firm – undertaking a large range of work – both on a large and small scale. Advertisements in 1928 and 1959 list the company’s interest as: Bank Shop and Office Fitter, Reinforced Concrete Engineers, Pluming and Glazing, High- Class Carpentry, Joinery and Masonry work


In September 1922 Walter M Beeden was a witness to a conveyance relating to property in Maltby between Edward Paget Schofield, Sand Hall, and the Rotherham Rural District Council .


Kilnhurst Bridge [ courtesy of David CulleyThe photo on the left is from the Willert family collection it features Edmund Willert
who was a foreman for the construction company Beeden for whom his father had also worked for a time. Edmund is photographed working on the foundations for the new Don Bridge at Kilnhurst. Whilst working for the Beeden's Edmund had no excuse for ever being late, he lived virtually opposite the building above in the now demolished Lambert's Cottages.







 

 

 

 

 



In the 1960's Gordon Purshouse of Thrybergh, was the office manager for Beedon's. A young Bob Metcalf of Ravenfield worked there as an apprentice joiner at this time.
Local children had cause to be grateful for Beeden's simply because if they owned a pet rabbit and needed sawdust for the hutch, they walked to the workshop with a sack and asked for the freshly created sawdust from the joiners shop.
Though the business no longer exist, as can be seen the old stone building is there as a reminder, and Thrybergh has a new street, a tribute named Beeden Close, built adjacent to the property pictured above.

You will note that between the two documents below the telephone number had jumped from 58 to 258 the latter being in 1959.
 


From the adverts and Newspaper articles below it is apparent that Beeden's of Thrybergh were a much respected business of the time. The advert left shows that the had been rated for inclusion on the war office list of preferred contractors. Also Harry Beedon the son of Walter has now taken over the business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will note that between the two documents below the telephone number had jumped from 58 to 258 the latter being in 1959

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the 1960's Gordon Purshouse of Thrybergh, was the office manager for Beedon's. A young Bob Metcalf of Ravenfield worked there as an apprentice joiner at this time.


Local children had cause to be grateful for Beeden's simply because if they owned a pet rabbit and needed sawdust for the hutch, they walked to the workshop with a sack and asked for the freshly created sawdust from the joiners shop.
Though the business no longer exist, as can be seen the old stone building is there as a reminder, and Thrybergh has a new street, a tribute named Beeden Close, built adjacent to the property pictured above.

 

 

© Jane Clark with additional text and material by John Doxey and Jonathan Dabbs
Jane is researching the family and would love to hear from anyone with information.
clark@theforgedalston.freeserve.co.uk

 

If you have any recollections regarding Beeden's the builders of Thrybergh please send them in. If someone you knew worked for the business please send in their names to be added here on this page.
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