Established in 1854. The "Nelson's Column" connection results from the firm being hired to decorate Nelson's Column on two occasions, first in 1896 (being then the first to climb the column) to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee, and then in 1905, to celebrate the centenary of the Battle of Trafalgar. I've been unable to find out if they are still steeplejacks, but, as they appear in directories under that label, I assume that they are. This is now a bar run by the same family - a building they bought in 1935 and which was formerly the Meersbrook Spiritualist Chapel. They occupied other buildings in the same street from the 19th century on. I assume that they are fine steeplejacks - but with terrible taste in colours!
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