Jermyn Street Turkish Bath Company Limited

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Jermyn Street Turkish Bath Company Limited
Company baths: LONDON: 12 Duke of York Street
Company baths: LONDON: 92 Jermyn Street
See also: Savoy Turkish Baths Limited

Please note: As handwriting is often unclear, names of shareholders are indicative only.
When accuracy is important, researchers should consult the original documents.
PRO references will be found at The National Archives (Public Record Office, Kew)


Companies House file may still be available

The company was set up at the end of the second world war to purchase Savoy Turkish Baths Limited which was, by now, operating only two Turkish baths—the one at 92 Jermyn Street and the one for women, round the corner in Duke of York Street.

It was clear by this time that there was only a limited clientele for Turkish baths in London, and it is probable that the major reason for the purchase was potential profit from a later disposal of the leases on the baths and the apartments over No.92. Certainly during the last years of the company's existence, the Jermyn Street baths were being kept open mainly for tax reasons.

During its life of almost thirty years, the company was several times in the Courts. It successfully defended more than one case brought against it for keeping an immoral house. And the result of a squabble between the directors resulted in the setting of a legal precedent.

These cases will be treated elsewhere on the site in due course.


Companies House Number: 424,339

1946 Memorandum of Association: 16 November
Capital: £1,000 divided into 1,000 shares of £1
Registered Office: 78 New Bond Street
Objects include: to acquire Savoy Turkish Baths Limited
Directors:
Littman, Joseph Aaron (50 shares)
Stealey, James Isaac (50 shares)

1948 Directors:
Littman, Joseph Aaron (50 shares)
Stealey, James Isaac (50 shares)
Secretary: Lionel Kirk Biddle (10 August)

1952 Directors: (at 23 July):
Littman, Joseph Aaron
Peskoff, Josephine
Stealey, James Isaac
Secretary: Lionel Kirk Biddle

1953 Directors: (at 28 October):
Littman, Joseph Aaron
Peskoff, Josephine
Peskoff, Michael
Stealey, James Isaac
Secretary: Lionel Kirk Biddle

1954 Directors: (at 12 January):
Littman, Joseph Aaron
Peskoff, Josephine
Stealey, James Isaac
Woodley, Arthur Charles
Secretary: Arthur Charles Woodley (12 February)
Directors: (at 2 December):
Littman, Joseph Aaron (50 shares)
Peskoff, Josephine (150 shares)
Woodley, Arthur Charles (1 share)

1960 Directors:
Littman, Joseph Aaron
Peskoff, Josephine
Peskoff, Michael
Woodley, Arthur Charles

1961 Directors:
Littman, Joseph Aaron
Peskoff, Josephine
Peskoff, Michael

1962 Directors:
Littman, Joseph Aaron, Administrators of the late (50 shares)
Peskoff, Josephine (150 shares)
Peskoff, Michael (1 share)
Woodley, Arthur Charles (1 share)
Secretary: Arthur Charles Woodley

1969 Directors: (11 June):
Littman, Joseph Aaron, Administrators of the late (50 shares)
Peskoff, Josephine (150 shares)
Peskoff, Michael (1 share)
Woodley, Arthur Charles (1 share)
Secretary: Arthur Charles Woodley
Pre-tax profit: £8,091
Directors' remuneration: £13,813
Legal dispute: between the Peskoffs & Woodley v. the Executors of Littman.

1970 Directors: (31 December):
Birkett, Michael John (1 share)
Littman, Joseph Aaron (Coward Chance & Co, Admins)(50 shares)
Peskoff, Josephine (150 shares)
Peskoff, Michael (1 share)
Woodley, Arthur Charles (1 share)
Secretary: Arthur Charles Woodley

1971 Directors: (31 December):
Birkett, Michael John (1 share) Solicitor
Littman, Joseph Aaron (Coward Chance & Co, Admins)(50 shares)
Lock, Barry D S
Peskoff, Josephine (150 shares)
Peskoff, Michael (1 share)
Woodley, Arthur Charles (1 share)
Secretary: Arthur Charles Woodley
Profit/(Loss): abstracted from Balaance Sheets for the years 1970: £8,300

1972 Shareholders include: (19 July):
Littman, Joseph Aaron (Coward Chance & Co, Admins)(50 shares)
Peskoff, Josephine (150 shares)
Peskoff, Michael (1 share)
Woodley, Arthur Charles (1 share)
Secretary: B W Registrars Ltd
Profit/(Loss): abstracted from Balaance Sheets for the years 1971: £8,906 after tax

1973 Directors:
Peskoff, Josephine
Peskoff, Michael
Profit/(Loss): abstracted from Balaance Sheets for the years 1970: £6,105 after tax

1974
Profit/(Loss): abstracted from Balaance Sheets for the years 1970: (£573) after tax

1975 Extraordinary Meeting: 19 September
Voluntary Winding up
Liquidator: Michael John Birkett
Goodwill sold: [including lease on flats at 92 Jermyn Street] to Rowberry Morris for £65,000 on 6 October.

1976 Winding up meeting
Liquidator's accounts (9 December)

1977 Dissolved: 31 December


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