Risen in yesterday´s revolution,
we challenging today
to lead us to a bright future.

1879

With the increase in travel
through the railway Charles
and Edward built The
Temperance Hotel.

The Temperance Hotel

1879

The Temperance Hotel

With the increase in travel
through the railway Charles
and Edward built The
Temperance Hotel.

The first horse-drawn omnibus

1881

they purchased their
first horse-drawn omnibus
that ran between Coggeshall
and Kelvedon.

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1881

First horse-drawn bus

they purchased their
first horse-drawn omnibus
that ran between Coggeshall
and Kelvedon.

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1905

Charles and Edward retired
having done a 40-year stint
passing the business to
Charles three sons - William,
Horace and Basil. The business continued to grow up even with the First World War and the motorized buses appearance.

The fourth generation

1905

The fourth generation

Charles and Edward retired
having done a 40-year stint
passing the business to
Charles three sons - William,
Horace and Basil. The business continued to grow up even with the First World War and the motorized buses appearance.

Coggeshall and Kelvedon Discrict Laundry

1920

Eric, Harold and cousin Percy joined the company with their fathers shortly after the war. With ongoing washing difficulties at the Temperance Hotel and the recent alliance between Eric and the Croyden family who had recently taken ownership of the Hitcham School, William saw the need for a laundry, so Coggeshall and Kelvedon District Laundry were born.

1920

Coggeshall and Kelvedon Discrict Laundry

Eric, Harold and cousin Percy joined the company with their fathers shortly after the war. With ongoing washing difficulties at the Temperance Hotel and the recent alliance between Eric and the Croyden family who had recently taken ownership of the Hitcham School, William saw the need for a laundry, so Coggeshall and Kelvedon District Laundry were born.

1936

The first bay of the factory was built in Springfield Road. The bus company expanded its fleet of double decker´s and by now the routes networked throughout Essex.

Business expansion

1936

Business expansion

The first bay of the factory was built in Springfield Road. The bus company expanded its fleet of double decker´s and by now the routes networked throughout Essex.

The Second World War started. William Died.

1940

William died. With the Second World War started a year ago, Eric and Harold saw the Laundries business expanded meeting the high demands for the American bases at Earls Colne and Adrewsfield.

1940

The Second World War started. William Died.

William died. With the Second World War started a year ago, Eric and Harold saw the Laundries business expanded meeting the high demands for the American bases at Earls Colne and Adrewsfield.

1955

Harold, cousin Percy and Horace continued to expand the fleet of double deckers with routes running beyond Essex. Horace died.

Routes running beyond Essex

1955

Routes running beyond Essex

Harold, cousin Percy and Horace continued to expand the fleet of double deckers with routes running beyond Essex. Horace died.

Moore Bros was sold to Eastern National

1963

Moore Bros bus company who had been the backbone of Kelvedon for many decades was sold comprising of the property and an impressive fleet of forty double deckers to Eastern National.

1963

Moore Bros was sold to Eastern National

Moore Bros bus company who had been the backbone of Kelvedon for many decades was sold comprising of the property and an impressive fleet of forty double deckers to Eastern National.

1965

The twin tub washing machines became very popular and Dudley was concerned that the market was less buoyant. A partnership was formed between Eric, Dudley and the Tiptree properties bought. in a new and risky initiative, The Linen rental service makes his first appearance in Uk. County Linen took birth.

The first Linen rental service in Uk. County Linen Took birth.

1965

The first Linen rental service in Uk. County Linen Took birth.

The twin tub washing machines became very popular and Dudley was concerned that the market was less buoyant. A partnership was formed between Eric, Dudley and the Tiptree properties bought. in a new and risky initiative, The Linen rental service makes his first appearance in Uk. County Linen took birth.

County Linen becames the leading Linen rental service in Essex.

1977

The seventh generation was joining their father and Dudley. The domestic service turnover to support the growing linen rental initiative. The Heybridge Laundry, Mersea Electric Laundry, Malvern Laundry in Clacton and Twilight plants in Tottenham was purchased making County Linen the leading laudry service in London and Essex.

1977

County Linen becames the leading Linen rental service in Essex.

The seventh generation was joining their father and Dudley. The domestic service turnover to support the growing linen rental initiative. The Heybridge Laundry, Mersea Electric Laundry, Malvern Laundry in Clacton and Twilight plants in Tottenham was purchased making County Linen the leading laudry service in London and Essex.

1981

The buying group ALS launched a marketing initiative targeting national contracts and in fact, the first national contract was sold.

The first national contract was sold.

1981

The first national contract was sold.

The buying group ALS launched a marketing initiative targeting national contracts and in fact, the first national contract was sold.

County Linen had now become an established leading Linen rental service in the UK.

1987

With this grow Malvern and Twilight laundries were relocated and expanded to Stephenson Road Clacton and Springfield road plant was relocated to larger premises in Robjohns Road. County Linen had now become an established leading Linen rental service in the UK.

1987

County Linen had now become an established leading Linen rental service in the UK.

With this grow Malvern and Twilight laundries were relocated and expanded to Stephenson Road Clacton and Springfield road plant was relocated to larger premises in Robjohns Road. County Linen had now become an established leading Linen rental service in the UK.

2013

The secret to our longevity lies not only in the working relationships between fathers and sons but more so in a loyal and dedicated workforce in a continuous learning to give the best to our clients.

The eighth generation

2013

The eighth generation

The secret to our longevity lies not only in the working relationships between fathers and sons but more so in a loyal and dedicated workforce in a continuous learning to give the best to our clients.

Now is the time to make part of history. Join our
dedicated family and get an efficient and reliable
Linen and Workwear rental service
with 200 years of experience alied with inovation.

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