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Our History

  Our History
Originally established in 1811 as Olver & Son, the business has traded from its current site since it was built in1840. In 1885, the business was purchased by the well known, Truro based furnishers, Criddle & Smith. In 1909 Alfred Smith joined the business as Manager and purchased it from the previous owners in 1912. He was joined by his son in 1925 and the business has remained in family ownership ever since. One of the current Directors is a great grand-daughter of Alfred Smith and it is not unusual to find one of his great,great grand-children helping out in the shop.

The business has built its reputation for quality products and service over many years and has survived and prospered through the ever changing fortunes of Penzance and West Cornwall over the last two centuries.

We continue to look to the future with work shortly to start on a major expansion which will increase our floorspace by nearly 40% allowing us to offer an even wider range of products and services to our customers.

In 2011 we celebrated the bi-centenary of the business and in 2012 the centenary of family ownership.
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This website is designed to give you a taste of what we offer. We do hope you will visit the Store to see the full range.
Opening times: Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm. For more information please telephone 01736-363134. Copyright © 2011 Alfred Smith & Son. Penzance, Cornwall

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