J. Wippell & Co Ltd

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J. Wippell & Co Ltd

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1902-

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J. Wippell & Co. Ltd was registered in 1902 but the company traces its beginnings to a 1789 building at 219 High Street, Exeter. Joseph Wippell established a grocery business in Exeter in 1802 and in 1834 his son, Joseph Wippell Junior, took over the established woollen drapers William Arden and its premises at 219 High Street. During the 1800s the company expanded into supplying the Church of England as church furnishers and clergy outfitters. Their first London shop was opened in 1897 and they opened premises in Manchester in 1918. From the 1950s they also began making university robes.

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'The History of the Wippell Family and Company', Wippell's [company product catalogue], 1989, https://www.wippell.co.uk/WippellEcommerce/media/Catalogues/1-10.pdf [accessed 19 March 2020]

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